This exercise is not a secret but most of us do not include it into tummy workouts. It is most probably the easiest way to shrink your waistline and have flat abs if you perform this workout correctly and regularly. The main target of this exercise are transversus abdominis muscles. You can do it any time standing, walking, on your bed or kneeling without needing a single exercising equipment. The exercise I am talking about is called stomach vacuum.
Have you ever heard of Transverse abdominis muschle? It lies beneath the six-pack muscles and supports your internal organs when it is contracted increasing abdominal pressure to allow you to lift more weight. It also help you with your body posture and protect your inner organs.
The stomach vacuum is performed to improve the transversus abdominis muscle which results in improving the appearance of body core. There are a number of ways to perform this tummy shrinking workout.
How to do Stomach Vacuum for Smaller Waist and Flat Abs?
One way to perform stomach vacuum is by standing upright and exhaling completely. Now squeeze in your stomach as much as possible and hold that position for as long as you can. Inhale and then repeat.
The other variation of this workout requires yo to kneel down on all fours with your back straight. Breath in and then exhale completely. Now gently draw in your stomach and suck in as hard as possible. Hold your stomach in this position as long as possible. Inhale and repeat.
Here is a good video that demonstrates how to do stomach vacuum exercise.
It is suggested that you perform this workout on alternate days of the week for best results.
Please remember stomach vacuum exercise only help you to strengthen your transversus abdominis that will improve your posture and stomach appearance. However it does not create six pack abs and you must do some other workouts if you want to have six pack abs.
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