Vacuum Abs Exercise
The Vacuum Abs exercise is the key to improving your abdominal muscles while standing, sitting, or even laying down. The vacuum abs exercise works your transverse abdominis muscles, which is the muscle underneath the rectus abdominis, or the “6-pack.” As this muscle becomes stronger, it will naturally suck in your midline to give you a slimmer look. In addition, a stronger transverse abdominis will also help to improve your posture. For those with limitations in performing crunches, such as back pain, this may also be a good ab exercise for you. Even better, vacuum abs can be performed throughout the day. For example, you can perform a few sets of vacuum abs while you are sitting at work or even standing in line at the grocery store. You can’t beat an ab workout that you can do without equipment or needing to get down on the floor. Work your abs throughout the day with the vacuum abs exercise and note great improvements in your core strength and posture.
To perform the vacuum abs, simply suck in your belly as hard as you can and hold for five to 10 seconds. Be sure to breathe during your hold. Relax for five to 10 seconds, and then repeat. Perform 10 or more repetitions at least three times during the day. The more times you perform this exercise, the better. Again, multiple times throughout the day will yield the best results.
Personally, I have gotten into a habit of “vacuum abing” multiple times throughout the day. Especially, when sitting at a computer 🙂 AKA, now!
Give this simple exercise a try and see if you notice a difference in your posture and mid-section in the coming weeks.
Does the vacuum abs exercise help to improve your posture or core strength? Share your thoughts below to encourage others to perform this exercise regularly!