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    Hi,

    Has anybody tried the workouts by Tracy Anderson?
    Metamorphosis Tracy Anderson Method - Train the Method

    Supposedly she is a trainer to J-Lo, Jennifer Aniston, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

    Thanks,
    Astraia Maria
    Astraia Maria

  • #2
    Gwyneth Paltrow has osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis from following Anderson's diet/exercise model.

    If you want to be weak and malnourished, I'd say go for it. If you want to be lean, strong, and healthy, forget you ever heard her name.
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    • #3
      No no, go for it! Just remember that you've got to hire someone to lift your shopping bags, because the wonderful Ms Anderson doesn't want women lifting anything over 3lb. Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to lift weights with the wifey, which for her will be a touch over 3lb...
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      • #4
        ok, seriously, she isn't generally well thought of in serious health circles. sure, you'll feel it the next day if you do her dvds, but only because it's rep after rep after rep of arm circles and leg lifts. she advises against lifting more than 3 lb weights, she was an advocate of the 'baby food' diet which was pureed peas and other veggies. she's basically low fat, low calorie chronic cardio in a 30$ dvd package
        beautiful
        yeah you are

        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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        • #5
          Haha - funny. Notice I asked if anybody had done the "workouts" by her. I have no intention of following her dietary recommendations. Plus I should have been more specific. I would still plan on doing some weight lifting or body weight exercises as in the Primal Blueprint Fitness e-book, but was wondering if there is any truth to her claims that it makes you leaner without creating bulk. If I were to get them I would want to do the work out once or twice a week, in addition to weight lifting. Another reason, due to an accident I am having THE hardest time getting back into working out and weight lifting is hard right now. I am wondering if this could be a step towards getting back to full weight lifting. Sorry - I should have clarified right away but thank you for the funny responses.
          Astraia Maria

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          • #6
            I am actually doing Tracy Anderson's Metamorphosis for Hips at the moment. I do not follow her dietary recommendations and mix in other cardio. If you just follow the workouts and tune out the silly things she says, it is fine. The workouts are actually pretty tough (for endurance). They are definitely not strength building but muscle endurance. I am sure no one believes or wants to hear but the combination of Primal/Paleo eating and these workouts is kicking my weight and fat loss up. I was stuck for quite some time. The nice thing is, the muscle work is only 30 minutes - easy to fit in throughout the day.

            I would NOT suggest reading her book or listening to any interviews with her. The things she says make absolutely no sense...but the workouts are good!

            Carrie

            p.s. Gwyneth does have osteopenia. She did not get from following Tracy's diet and exercise recommendations. Actually, she has fully said she does not follow Tracy's diet recommendations. She will do a "cleanse" before a movie premier or event (as most stars do!!). Unfortunately, she has all the genetic attributes that make her susceptible to something like osteoporosis.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by carres1973 View Post
              I am actually doing Tracy Anderson's Metamorphosis for Hips at the moment. I do not follow her dietary recommendations and mix in other cardio. If you just follow the workouts and tune out the silly things she says, it is fine. The workouts are actually pretty tough (for endurance). They are definitely not strength building but muscle endurance. I am sure no one believes or wants to hear but the combination of Primal/Paleo eating and these workouts is kicking my weight and fat loss up. I was stuck for quite some time. The nice thing is, the muscle work is only 30 minutes - easy to fit in throughout the day.

              I would NOT suggest reading her book or listening to any interviews with her. The things she says make absolutely no sense...but the workouts are good!

              Carrie

              p.s. Gwyneth does have osteopenia. She did not get from following Tracy's diet and exercise recommendations. Actually, she has fully said she does not follow Tracy's diet recommendations. She will do a "cleanse" before a movie premier or event (as most stars do!!). Unfortunately, she has all the genetic attributes that make her susceptible to something like osteoporosis.
              Thank you for the feedback Carrie. I was looking at the hipcentric work out DVDs. I am not a big person but when I do gain I tend to gain in my hips and thighs first and right now I am kinda soft versus lean and firm. Not liking it. I still have pain at times which makes lifting tough. So would you say it's worth the money even if you only do the muscle work? I am not sure I can see myself doing the cardio since I stopped the long drawn out cardios and switched to HIIT about 6 years ago.
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              • #8
                I definitely think it is worth it for the muscle work. There is only one cardio DVD. While it is fun, it is pretty high impact (a lot of hopping around). Where is your pain? The issue some have with the muscle work is that it is all done on all fours. Very similar to the old-school of leg lifts, donkey kicks, etc.

                Carrie

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                • #9
                  Gwyneth Paltrow has osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis from following Anderson's diet/exercise model.
                  More likely due to Vitamin D deficiency.
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                  • #10
                    Dragonfly - probably true. Is Gwyneth a vegan?

                    Carrie - I get pain or stiffness in my neck and shoulders so push-ups, shoulder press, pull-ups can be tough. Being on all 4s and working legs seems ok. I first read about TA in a magazine. They show a few of her leg moves and they are kicking my butt - definitely out of shape here. The first two called for 40 resp per leg and I did 20 each. The next one was 20 reps per leg and I was able to do 10. So maybe the DVDs would really be a good start for me since I am so out of shape and still healing. I could work on my legs at least while letting my upper body heal a bit more.
                    Astraia Maria

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                      More likely due to Vitamin D deficiency.
                      Probably true. The poor girl is also small framed, small boned, skinny as a rake (always has been), fair complexion...all on the checklist for being at risk for osteoporosis.

                      In fact, I would think that things like Tracy's cardio (a lot of dancing) would help protect against osteoporosis. From what I understand, weight training and cardio with impact (walking, running, dancing, etc.) are the best to do to help.

                      Carrie

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                      • #12
                        Also, I do the PB Fitness workouts and have not put on any "bulk", though I have definitely gotten stronger.

                        From what I've seen, watching a couple of videos, TA's method is similar to a lot of ballet/dance practice and will get you a similar looking body, though not necessarily a strong one.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                          Also, I do the PB Fitness workouts and have not put on any "bulk", though I have definitely gotten stronger.

                          From what I've seen, watching a couple of videos, TA's method is similar to a lot of ballet/dance practice and will get you a similar looking body, though not necessarily a strong one.
                          I want to work up to those. I can do the squats, pull-ups and push-ups only on some days depending on pain/stiffness, plank seems to be ok. God I miss being in shape. It is SO hard to get back into it. I used to work out 6 days a week and loved it. Baby steps...
                          Astraia Maria

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by astraia.stavros View Post
                            Dragonfly - probably true. Is Gwyneth a vegan?

                            Carrie - I get pain or stiffness in my neck and shoulders so push-ups, shoulder press, pull-ups can be tough. Being on all 4s and working legs seems ok. I first read about TA in a magazine. They show a few of her leg moves and they are kicking my butt - definitely out of shape here. The first two called for 40 resp per leg and I did 20 each. The next one was 20 reps per leg and I was able to do 10. So maybe the DVDs would really be a good start for me since I am so out of shape and still healing. I could work on my legs at least while letting my upper body heal a bit more.
                            Good idea. Just be careful with your neck and shoulders when doing the moves on all fours. I have loaded the DVDs onto my iPad and laptop. I have one of those on the floor so I don't strain my neck to look up at the TV to see what she is doing.

                            They really are great exercises. My whole goal at this point is to shrink in size. I am just over 200 pounds (and female) so building muscle under a layer of fat is not what I am looking for at the moment. Once I am done with this rotation of DVDs, I will probably switch it up and do a moderate to heavy lifting program (a la P90X). However, I don't want my arms and legs to appear even larger than they are (bulky) because I have fat and muscle in there!!

                            Carrie

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                            • #15
                              Dragonfly - probably true. Is Gwyneth a vegan?
                              I was right! No--apparently she eats a macrobiotic diet with very little dairy. See below:

                              Is Gwyneth Paltrow's Diet to Blame for Bone Disease? - ABC News
                              In her newsletter, Paltrow said doctors tested her levels of vitamin D, "which turned out to be the lowest they had ever seen (not a good thing)."
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