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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 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 Streaming TAVA

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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.

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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Tracy Anderson Can I Kick It Legs

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Time: 1 minute
Areas worked: Legs
Equipment needed: None

It was quite refreshing doing a Tracy legs workout that doesn’t involve ankle weights. This move is pretty simple although you do want to focus on those angles. You should feel your hips/muffin top getting involved too

Trust: It works. #goopsweat #canikickit @tracyandersonmethod

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Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis Days 1-90.

imageWith the first round of Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis you will receive a cardio DVD and 9 different muscular structure workouts. These DVDs are far better produced then any of Tracy’s previous DVDs- the set is big, light, airy and refreshing and Tracy changes her outfit for almost every new workout, Tracy also SMILES a lot! Previously she was a little pouty, I know this was just because she was concentrating! I certainly don’t look good while exercising. The music is great! Kind of cool 80s sounding with a good bass, definite good workout music. With this DVD you have the great option of being able to adjust the audio options- full audio mix, music only and Tracy’s voice only (for when you get sick of the music but you still need some direction). Tracy’s cues are given via voiceover, which is good as you can tell that Tracy is entirely focused and in the zone and isn’t having to slow her pace to explain the moves.

Here’s the break down:

Cardio

Cardio time: 29 minutes
Equipment needed: None

The cardio routine is similar to the 30 day method in that it’s “freestyle” cardio, so it’s unchoreographed, although it is more difficult as there isn’t as much step touching nor is there a standing abs section in the cardio.

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Muscular Structure

Although Tracy doesn’t use ankle weights in these routines in the literature that accompanies the DVDs it says that if you want to speed the rate of your results you can increase your cardio to 60 minutes and/or add ankle weights for the muscular structure sections. These workouts are really doable because they’re only about 30 minutes long, whereas her previous DVDs were about 50 minutes long. The muscular workouts are structured as follows: Arms without weights, arms with weights, floor abs, right leg, left leg.

Omnicentric

More info to follow for all muscular structure sections

Days 1-10
Time: 28 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb weights, 1lb ankle weights

Thankfully Tracy starts off relatively easy- no planks! This is by no means as beginner as Tracy gets but it’s definitely on the easier end of the spectrum. The arms are easy peasy, the abs are pretty basic, although I could still feel them working. The leg moves you should especially feel in your hip/waist area. It’s not that the moves are difficult it’s the 40 reps that seem to make it difficult. The first 4 moves are definitely harder then the final 2 moves which are lovely and easy, so you have those to look forward to as you near the end of each leg set. Because the workout is only 28 minutes long, even though some of the moves are a bit challenging you know that the workout will soon be over so it makes it doable.

Notes on leg moves:

All fours knee touch floor forward then butt lift 40 40
Knee fanned out extend on that line 40 40
Hydrant but lean forward kick back twice 40 40
Leg out to side bounce and bring in 40 40
Side lunge bring knee in 40 40
Side lunge stretch in and out 20 20

Days 11-20
Time: 32 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb weights, 1lb ankle weights

Notes on leg moves:
all fours hand behind back knee out to the side and back then extend behind 20 20
cross leg behind knee and extend out to the side on a diagonal 40 40
hold foot and extend to superman 40 22!
plank foot on floor lift leg bent lift leg straight 15 15
plank forearms lift leg diagonally 40 40
on side lift leg straight out in front move to ceiling and then have behind other leg twice 20 16
on side go into star 40 27

Right side: 22:15-31:48= 9:33
Left side: 11:19-22:15= 10:56. Add on 1:23 + 32:20 = 33:43

Days 21-30
Time: 30 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb weights, 1lb ankle weights

Days 31-40
Time: 30 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb weights, 1lb ankle weights

Notes on leg moves:
All fours lift alt arm them alt leg 39. 35
Plank walk lift leg 15. 18
Hold foot with opposite leg and then bring to the side 29. 29
Foot out behind you diagonal lift leg bent lift leg straight 37. 39
On forearm bring same foot and arm in together 38 40
On forearms knee fanned out lift 37. 39

Days 41-50
Time: 33 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: 1lb weights, 1lb ankle weights

Notes on leg moves:
knee inverted and forward of other knee extend in that direction 40 42
Knee out to side bent, knee out to side straight and bend on forearm 40 40
Forearm on mat, opposite leg lunge and pulse twice 30 30
One leg straight back lift in attitude kick behind twice 30 (15:44-16:55 1:11) 20(27:26-28:32 1:06)
Toe touch floor sweep around 30 30
Plank one foot over the other bring out to the side (oblique) 20 20
Elbows and knees bring leg up in attitude 40 40

Days 51-60
Time: 33 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: Ankle weights 1lb ankle weights

Days 61-70
Time: 33 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed :Ankle weights 1lb ankle weights

Notes on leg moves:
push up, one knee hit floor 2 different anles then kick up behind 28. 30
same position knee on floor lift then straight leg lift 30. 30
on forearm and hand just knees on floor fanned out lift opposite arm and leg 19. 23
1 forearm on ground, other hand on ground, knees on ground lift back to plank and lift leg 30. 30.
hands and knee extend back diagonally across other leg behind lift and return to hydrant. 40. 40 26:28-28:29 (2:01)
hand and knee on floor opposite leg out behind and other hand holding elbow bend knee turned out and lift calf 40. 40.
lying on back hands behind legs, one leg straight, other bent, extend into a star 40. 39
lying back on forearms lift one leg over the other (inner thigh) 20. 20

Days 71-80
Time: 32 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: Ankle weights 1lb ankle weights

Days 81-90
Time: 32 minutes
Areas worked: Arms, legs, stomach
Equipment needed: Ankle weights 1lb ankle weights

Tracy Anderson’s Muscular Structure DVDs in Order

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