Whether you’re looking to slim your waistline or build an overall stronger core, the stomach vacuum is an exercise that you can perform daily to work on both.
The stomach vacuum exercise is a simple abdominal move that targets the transversus abdominis (TA), the deep-seated abdominal muscle that lies under the rectus abdominis. This muscle group acts like a corset and helps keep your waistline tight.
The transversus abdominis or TA can also be targeted with planking but if you’re not into this exercise then the stomach vacuum is an excellent alternative.
Health Benefits of Strong TA muscles
If you strengthen your TA your posture will improve, you’ll gain more strength and your back pain will disappear. It can also help “pull-in” your internal organs giving you a slimmer waistline and a flat tummy look.
- If you want to start with stomach vacuums it’s best if you do it in the morning, while your stomach is still empty.
- As a beginner try to complete 3 sets of 10 seconds, 3 times throughout the day.
Stomach Vacuum Progression
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