I have Tracy's Mat workout and I have tried her Metamorphosis Abcentric. I think this is a great step after her Mat workout. It's harder but it still has a familiar elements of both. It has 4, 15 minute sections focusing on Arms, Legs, Glute and Abs. In the Arms she warms you up with no weights and moves you into weights. She uses 3lbs and briefly 5lbs. This was challenging and fatigued my arms. The 5's topped it off! In the Legs, she uses the chair for standing and floor work. This was challenging and really fatigued my legs. The Glute section was on the floor with the option to use ankle weights. She uses 1.5 lb each and doesn't recommend using anything heavier. I tried 2.5 and humbly and quickly took them off! In the last section, Abs, is done on the floor. I like the option to do just one section or play all. Even though they are 15 minutes each they deliver a good burn and fatigues the muscles. They are challenging! I was sore the next day which is hard to find sometimes! I enjoyed it!
great TA workout. 4-15 minute segments: arms, legs, glutes, abs. no cardio. This is tough but effective. I'm about 40 lbs overweight. I alternate TA workouts with Jillian, Gilad, Slim in 6, walking, running and basic stretching. Tracey's workouts have given me visible results. I started working out with her tapes around January 2016. When I started my knees creaked, but they have improved. I can squat without horrible noises; it's no longer a big deal for me to bend down and get back up. I do miss the more eclectic music that she plays in her MAT workout. She seems to have taken her mainstream criticisms to heart. It's a bit annoying that she counts every rep, but I can live with it. Also, as far as her controversy with weights, I believe you can use 3lb weights, or lift as much as you can safely. Why be so mad at Ms. Anderson? Do what works for your body. Some of her exercises aren't designed to be done with 10 lb. weights. When I feel I want to lift more, I do a different program. As for the number of reps she does in this video, I just do what I can. I started out doing 15 of each leg rep and now I've worked up to 20. Don't beat yourself up if you can't do them all the first time. She is incredibly fit for her own workouts. I can say though that I do have nice lines starting to appear in my abs and my stomach is starting to get really flat.
I adooore the precision toning, i even prefer it to the metamorphosis Because in the metamorphis the abs and arms section , to my taste, is too short.. theprecision Toning is well explained. she takes time to explain actually.
then arms have tough and effective moves ( I don't prefer much the arms of the omnicentric metamorphosis) and long enough to feel challenged.
The legs and butt is TOP..I ADOOORE that the pegs are worked out standing and on the mat..
the butt section is with ankle weight ( unlike the metamorphosis) and is TOUGHEST moves i have ever done..after 1session i saw already a lifted shape !!!!!! no joke
Finally i really like the abs and it is tough.
I am over trained girl.i train 3 h a day every day...amd yes Tracy ia very good at what she does
I'm a good 10 lbs heavier than I want to be so was desperate to blast some fat. The first time I tried this DVD I did all 4 sections. I was thinking, hmmm not too bad...I expected it to be more challenging. Although the last few reps were pretty hard to do with perfect form (which she is obsessed with). I didn't feel anything in my arms the next day but my quads and butt were killing so bad I seriously could not walk up or down stairs for 3 days!! That told me 1) it's definitely a decent workout (or possibly I'm in worse shape than I thought) and 2) definitely need to do more stretching on my own afterwards! My own oversight; but be warned there is basically no cool down included in the routine.
I'm new to TA so was thinking it would be harder than her mat workout. I found her mat workout to have a better arm series. She uses 5# weights briefly in this one that goes against what she's said in other videos of only using 3# weights. The ab series is similar to her mat workout which I like. I have a hard time doing the ab part on your hands and knees though. I don't like all the deep knee squats. I'm worried it will hurt my knees that I tend to have issues with. I was expecting the 20 reps for her leg series but on your hands and knees you have 40 reps of 4-5 exercises each leg. I can't finish them it burns so much. It's hard to know if you're at the right angle sometimes even though she explains it. Often my stabilizing leg is burning more than my moving leg and she never seems to say whether that's normal or not. If you're new to TA and like to integrate her workouts like I do on your low energy days in place of a higher intensity workout- I'd stick to the mat workout. This is a little too intense for me.
Live changing. This stapled my abs back to my skin after my second baby. I ended up moving on to her metamorphosis next and am now on month 5 of continuity. My body has never looked better and I am a personal trainer and health and lifestyle coach. Its a very different training style but it works.