Monday, December 5, 2011

How To Do The Kneeling Stomach Vacuum Exercise



Last week I showed you how to do the stomach plank abdominal exercise. Today, I'm going to show you how to do stomach vacuums. This ab strengthening exercise is easy to learn and is a great way to get in a quick workout when you can't make it to the gym.

How To Do Kneeling Stomach Vacuums

The only equipment that you'll need is a flat horizontal surface in a low foot traffic area so that you won't be interrupted while working out. Get down on your hands and knees. Exhale all the air from your lungs. Now tighten your abdominal muscles, drawing them toward your spine. This isometric contraction (action performed in a non-moving position) will strengthen your transverse abdominal muscle which, if performed correctly, will help give you stronger abs. Once your muscles are contracted, hold them in for thirty seconds, then allow them to relax. Wait thirty seconds then repeat the exercise. Do this for a total of ten reps than stop.

The stomach vacuum exercise is the secret to the rock hard abs that professional body builders and action stars are known for. You need to perform them in conjunction with other ab exercises e.g. planks, hanging obliques, etc. as well as cutting body fat (by doing cardio and maintaining good nutrition habits) will ensure that your hard work pays off with a well defined six pack.

When finals are keeping you from getting to the gym, the kneeling stomach vacuum is an easy exercise to fit into your busy schedule.

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