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Jerz

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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Monday, January 31, 2011 6:28 PM
Really, Mixxie??  Yes, they need to go away!!

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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Monday, January 31, 2011 6:47 PM
Yep, PM'd me with some lame-o sob story (roll eyes).......
Go buy your own TA dvd's- they made more than the one I got!

mixxie
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 4:53 PM
Just a heads up - hope it's okay that I'm posting this here  - someone over at VF was comparing the sets with her sister, and this is what she wrote about them:
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level 1: all same
level 2: all different
level 3: ab=glute, omni=hip *those are the only ones that are the same*
level 4: all different
level 5: omni=hip *those are the only ones that are the same*
level 6: all different
level 7: omni=hip *those are the only ones that are the same*

i'll finish up the other 2 levels after i get kids from school

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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Friday, February 04, 2011 10:42 AM
I was watching E! Entertainment last night and they were interviewing Jennifer Lopez.
She said that she has been doing Tracy Anderson "for about a full month now" and it has help her slim the lower body.
She didn't say which system or workouts or whether it was private lessons.
Saundra
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Friday, February 04, 2011 12:45 PM
I have been doing Omni Level 1 (which I guess is the same for all the sets), so yesterday I did HipCentric Level 2 and it really hit all different areas of the outer hips and into the glutes (40x each move, with about 5 different moves per leg!).... my muscles were totally worked to fatigue on most of the moves (the ones you do on all fours are just killer).

mixxie
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Friday, February 04, 2011 8:04 PM
mixxie


I have been doing Omni Level 1 (which I guess is the same for all the sets), so yesterday I did HipCentric Level 2 and it really hit all different areas of the outer hips and into the glutes (40x each move, with about 5 different moves per leg!).... my muscles were totally worked to fatigue on most of the moves (the ones you do on all fours are just killer).

mixxie


Hi Mixxie,

I see  several people over at VF complaining about wrist pain and knee pain.  I also read about the 200 reps per leg - sounds like Tonique!

Between my sister and I we have all 4 sets.  I'm not sure how I'm going to use them - I'm thining of using arms and abs one day and lower body on another day. Actually, the 15 minutes of unweighted and weighted arms in the Mat DVD seems better.

 Whatever happened to not exercising the same muscle group each day?

If I find the floorwork too difficult on my wrists I think I will use my fluidity barre and to the exercises standing.

Glad that you are enjoying the workouts.
Donna D
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Friday, February 04, 2011 9:34 PM
Hey Donna,
 I think the arms & abs on the Meta sets are definitely not enough, even if you do them every day... I've been doing the standing abs and arm(unweighted & weighted) sections of Mat every day, no matter what other workouts I do (I've been doing a Meta/Physique 57 rotation, with added cardio).
Luckily, all the floorwork hasn't been bothering my wrists... I think the legwork is so intense I wouldn't notice if it did, lol!
I workout on carpet, and my knees are fine... a thicker yoga mat or a small pillow should be enough unless one has significant knee problems that prevent doing any exercises that put weight on the knees....
I didn't get the AbCentric, so I'd be very interested in hearing your review of that one!
I'm planning on doing GluteCentric Level 2 tomorrow :)

mixxie
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Saturday, February 05, 2011 4:32 PM
I have been doing Tracy Anderson's DVDs for some time (over 2 years).  I own all her DVDs, including her first dance cardio DVD which is not available on her website for purchase.   I won't say she isn't the best communicator, but I have seen real results.  For about two years I have been doing her three dance aerobics DVDs and her sculping DVDs very regularly, however, I also have done other exercises (yoga, zumba)--but TA primarily.  I would not do her cardo dance six times a week as she recommends...I'm currently healing from two foot injuries from overdoing her dance routines and other cardio (turbo fire) nearly every day. 

I just purchased the Omnicentric workout and found the first sculpting workout really challenging for the leg series.  Obviously I have not done her cardio.  So, far I really like it.  I would recommend TA absolutely.

Question:  What other DVDs are similar to Tracy Anderson's dance cardio?
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:01 PM
I have been using the Tracy Anderson Perfect Design Series video for about a month and really like the mat work.  I usually do my own cardio because it was too hard on my joints on the floor, or I do her cardio on a mini tramp/rebounder.  I am thinking about buying the metamorphasis DVD series but can't decide on which body type I am.  I think I am hip centric, but my bottom is larger than I like and so are my abs.  Maybe I should just get the omnicentric, but I really want emphasis on my thighs/hips and bottom and to reduce cellulite and am afraid the omnicentric won't cover the lower body like the hipcentric will.  Any advice?

Thank you!
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:19 AM
Review: TA Metamorphosis HipCentric
 
DietPlan: I only glanced at this, but on the whole it seems too low calorie, (below1200/day). That being said, if you do go that low you probably would loseweight regardless of whether or not you did her cardio or muscularstructure workouts assuming you didn’t hit starvation mode.
 
WorkoutPlan: Your supposed to do both the cardio workout and a muscular structureworkout each day, either back-to-back or at different times each day. After youdo a muscular structure workout 10 times you move on to the next one in thesequence. She allows one rest day per week.
 
MetamorphosisCardio: I have not done any of TA’s previous cardio workouts and I don’t thinkthat I would even want to try them. It’s basically constant jumping around withdifferent leg and arm movements without cueing. While I can do high impactworkouts, I prefer workouts that include some breaks from the jumping and havechoreography that I can follow more easily.
 
MuscularStructure Workouts: (So far I’ve done #1 and #2 and have previewed the rest.)There are 9 workouts that are approximately 30 minute each with no real warm-upor cooldown included. Each has a 5 minute arm segment with unweighted andweighted sections and 5 minutes of standing and floor ab work. While similar instyling, they are not completely the same in all the different toning workoutsincluded. Compared with TA’s Mat workout both of these seem a bit on the lightside, in part because of their length. This might be deliberate as some of thelower body moves do work the arms and abs. Also, because your supposed to dothem on consecutive days, her intent may not be to completely exhaust the upperbody and core. The lower body work in each seems to be between 5-6 differentexercises. Each is done between 30-40 times before moving on to the next one,and you do all the moves on one side before moving on to the other side. Themajority of the moves are done in variations of a tripod position (twohands/forearms or one hand one forearm with one foot or knee down and the otherleg moving in various positions). I would not recommend these to anyone withwrist or knee issues and as a precaution I’m doing them on a 1” thick mat. Mostof the moves seem to target the outer hip and glute, but some of them also workthe quads and inner thigh as well.
 
ProductionQuality: The set is very bright and looks like a large living room. The cameraangles used do allow you to see some different angles on the same move so youcan figure out what she’s doing. There are three options for sound: music only,Tracy voiceover only, or both. Tracy’s voiceover instruction is pretty minimaland she doesn’t cue the next move. I thought the music was okay. There are nochapters present in any of the workouts. The packaging is poor – too large andthe dvds don’t even come in a sturdy case.
 
Overall Impressions: Ilike the muscular structure workouts for the variety of floor work theyprovide, particularly those that target the outer hip. I do wish that they hada warm-ups, cooldowns, and chapters included in the dvds. I’m currently usingthem in conjuncture with other barre workouts in my rotation and this isworking well. As I purchased them before the price jump, I do think they’reworth it for me.
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:57 PM
Thank you so much Ella for your very detail review. now I'm waiting for honest reviews on the effectiveness of these workouts.
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Monday, April 25, 2011 3:17 PM
hi - i was intrigued by a late night infomercial to get TA's meta workout series but now reading this i'm concerned...i'm a runner so i do not need to focus too much on my legs and like to focus more on my arms...
should i not get this?  
i love the diversity it offers.  i really want to try TA...
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Monday, April 25, 2011 7:16 PM
randibeth, the Meta Series is not upper body/arm intensive. There is only about 5-6 mins. in each workout. I think it is effective for the lower body, but I add-on more upper body work.
Her Mat dvd has  much better arm sections- one weighted and one un-weighted. I love this workout- the music is very good in it, too.
It is a well-rounded total-body workout (no cardio, though).

mixxie
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:06 PM
has anyone ordered the continuity shipment with the metamorphosis set? do they send workouts from the other sets or all new workouts? is it 3 toning workouts and a dance workout every month since it says a free dance workout with each shipment?

also wondering, if say, I do the 3 continuity shipments for 3 months then cancel for awhile, and then later rejoin to get more workouts if they start back at the 3 I already received or the current ones being sent out that month?
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:21 PM
Do you think these videos are too hard for a 46 year old woman not in great shape???  thank you
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:35 PM
seasuzie46


Do you think these videos are too hard for a 46 year old woman not in great shape???  thank you


I don't have these yet, but have read reviews that the Cardio although some say was fun, was higher impact and some people said that they just couldn't do as prescribe.
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:25 AM
seasuzie46

Do you think these videos are too hard for a 46 year old woman not in great shape???  thank you

It's hard to say. If you've never done high impact cardio I wouldn't start with the cardio workout included, and even then I couldn't follow her cardio due to her lack of cuing. The real focus of the system are the toning (muscular structure) workouts. Regardless of whatever shape your in, if you are prone to wrist or knee problems they would not be a good fit for you. If you don't have any of these problems they might work well for you. Some people doing the toning workouts as described have reported positive results over on the VF forum (Collage advertises there), but there are also some who have reported overuse / repetitive motion types of injuries. 

I was not doing the program as designed and lost about 0.5" from my hips following a base plan of doing the short toning workouts included 5x before moving on to the next level and incorporated other barre workouts. I got to around level 6 of 9 before calling it quits, since I starting having some problems doing stairs. My guess is that I wasn't doing enough quad work or I wasn't giving my body enough rest in between toning workouts.
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:39 AM
You could always not do her cardio and do your own cardio. I have heard some people do that and just do the toning segments.
 
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:58 PM
I put in the cardio video a couple days ago, and started to do it, then stopped it and took it out! I did a Firm dance cardio instead. Too much jumping! I will not injure myself just to keep to what Tracy wants us to do, ALL HER CARDIO!
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Re:Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Series - Friday, May 20, 2011 3:31 AM
I like the cardio.  I don't follow her exactly, just mostly and the rest of the time I freestyle.  It IS high impact and I could not do this six days a week or I would get shin splints.  Many people using this system sub cardio.
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