Category Archives: Exercise

Tracy Anderson CaTApult Arms

anderson-arms-rawTime: 1 minute
Areas worked: Arms
Equipment needed: None

Yes I know it’s an ultra short video, but any content is great, non?

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Tracy Anderson Balance is Key

s455276621Time: 4 minutes
Areas worked: Arms and legs
Equipment needed: None

I think that Tracy taking the time to record these videos for reimagine was a really nice thing to do. Although I personally haven’t experienced not being connected to myself, I’ve heard that a lot of people experience it when they’re unwell, their hormones are changing or they’re pregnant/have just had a baby. This is full of lots nice stretches and it doesn’t really feel like a workout, except maybe in your arms. In one of the moves the move isn’t quite the same on both sides- she misses the dip and the reps aren’t the same for a few of the moves either.

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Tracy Anderson TAVA LDN

img_6264Cardio time: 3 minutes
Breakdown time: 2 minutes
Equipment needed: None

In week 96 of streaming the TAVA routine is from the London team (yay gooo the Brits!). It’s aptly named LDN and is performed to “Can’t Go Wrong” by Wiley.

The breakdown is pretty short as is the dance. The dance sequence is short which makes it easier, it’s very hip hop (matching the music), I didn’t nail the moves on the first go but they’re definitely a lot easier than some of the other TAVA dances.

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Tracy Anderson Video Streaming for Beginners Week 2

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This week’s breakdown is taken by lovely Maria Davidson who cued Tracy in the class. This week’s breakdown is really thorough and also includes details for the abs section which is sometimes left without a breakdown. Like Stacey in week one, Maria offers modifications for the moves. These are for the standing legs section and part of the floor leg workout. Maria is so graceful, flexible and good at moving, and really involves her whole body so it’s really inspiring to work out to and makes you realise that no part of you is static in any of the moves, everything’s really involved, which makes it all the more difficult! Not just physically but mentally you have to be so much more aware and not switch off.

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Time: 49 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs and stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb weights hand weights, 1lb ankle weights, extra support for your knees if you need it

This workout has progressed from week one in that Tracy employs the use of ankle weights, although not all the way through the leg series like she does in her advanced masterclasses and she only wears an ankle weight on the working leg, this is until you get to the abs section where you have an ankle weight on each leg. Like the first beginners class the arms are quite slow and basic and the legs aren’t too challenging. I like that the leg section begins with standing legs which is a nice variation and really means you have to work on your balance. In the breakdown section Maria suggests that you can use something to support yourself while doing these moves which I foolishly sneered at but when following the moves up to tempo in class there were a couple of times when I had to drop the leg I was supposed to be working back down. Even though the moves are all pretty easy, there are a couple of moves that are mean on the knees! So you may want to get some extra support for them; there’s one where you’re shifting backwards and forwards from balancing on your knee and another where you have to do that horrible swivel move on your knee. The abs moves aren’t immediately obvious as there isn’t any crunches or standing abs, but they’re working during the section when you’re leaning back on your forearms and lifting your legs in front of you and the leg move near the end where you’re pulsing in and out. Out of all of the areas worked you’ll feel it most on your hips.

The playlist is quite fun, it includes an upbeat Avril Lavigne track and old skool Britney.

I really enjoyed this class, unfortunately due to a health condition I’m not able to regularly do as much exercise as I’d like to so when I do a longer workout I do find that I have to take some breaks (especially when I did the Transform series- that was killer!) but this was actually really easy and I didn’t have to take any breaks, it was also much easier than level 1 of Metarmorphosis.

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Tracy Anderson CBS Pregnancy Workouts

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Frist Trimester
Start time: 1:12
Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Stomach
Equipment needed: None

Such an easy move and you’ll feel it working your stomach.

Second Trimester 
Start time: 2:10
Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Legs
Equipment needed: None

These moves are really nice and easy, definitely not as taxing or as complicated as some of Tracy’s other exercises.

Third Trimester 3:35
Start time: 3:35
Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Arms
Equipment needed: 1lb hand weights

This is such a simple arm workout and there are hardly any reps so it’s easy peasy.

5lb Ankle Weights

424000-zoomI’ve gone back to the dark side!!! Since being introduced to Tracy I’d stuck rigidly to using 1lb ankle weights, but after years of mourning the loss of my glutes I’ve introduced Ashley Black’s rear building exercise into my routine. With this exercise I’ve been building up the weights and today I was ready to invest in some heavier ankle weights. I bought these Spri 5lb Ankle Wrap Weights from Rebel Sports and I’ve got to tell you these are monsters!!! They feel nice and secure, there’s no chance of them falling off and definitely do the job, but with heavier weights you have to make sure that you’re focusing on the muscle you want to target instead of using whichever muscles you can to help out to lift the weight.

Tracy Anderson Burn the Pages Legs

18-tracy-anderson-bikiniTime: 1 minute
Areas worked: Legs
Equipment needed: None

We're working out with @tracyandersonmethod and #buickcascada today. Prediction: Sore glutes tomorrow.

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