Stomach Vacuum by martensd


									Stomach Vacuum

Have you ever looked in the mirror, stood up really straight and flexed your abs?

Compare that to slouching over and sticking out your stomach. Which one looks

better? It’s pretty obvious that your abs look their best when properly flexed.

Want a neat trick to help your abs look like this all the time? Then start doing

breathing exercises to get your abs to look like Bruce Lee abs. The stomach

vacuum exercise and Farmer Burns stomach flattener are two unique exercises to

help you tighten your stomach.

Before I describe these exercises in detail, let’s get something out of the way.

These breathing exercises will not help you get six pack abs. Sorry, you’re going

to have to lose body fat through diet and exercise before that happens. A good six

pack abs routine that includes core exercises like planks and renegade rows will

help tighten abs, but for abs to be really sharp, the only cure is high intensity

exercising combined with a fat loss diet.

The reason breathing exercises for abs work well is due to muscle memory or the

mind to muscle link. Through regular practice, you’ll be able to walk around
without consciously flexing your abs. This will lead to tighter looking abs all the


Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener Exercise

The stomach flattener exercise involves taking in a deep breath and “exhaling

without exhaling” while tightening your abs:

   1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart.

   2. Take a deep breath through your nose filling your lungs with air, but keep

        your abs from expanding.

   3. Flex your abs while trying to force the breath out. However, you want to

        minimize the amount you actually breathe out. I leave my mouth slightly

        open while tightening my abs. It can help to clench your fists to really tense

        and tighten yours abs.

   4. Continue forcefully flexing your abs while slightly exhaling in this manner

        for 5-10 seconds and then allow your breath to completely escape before

        taking in a new breath of fresh air.

If you’ve had any martial arts training, the feeling should be similar to preparing to

take a punch to the stomach by tensing your abs. I repeat this exercise for 10
times, but it’s probably best to start with 2-3 times initially. Deep breathing can

make you feel lightheaded until you get used to it. This can be done every day to

really develop muscle memory. As you advance, you can just include this with

your regular 2-3 days of ab training.

Stomach Vacuum Exercise

The stomach vacuum consists of exhaling all the air in your lungs while sucking in

your stomach:

   1. Start from a bent over position with your hands on your knees.

   2. Exhale all the air from your lungs.

   3. Slightly rise up while sucking in your stomach but avoid taking in any air.

   4. Hold your stomach in for 5-10 seconds before exhaling and repeating.

I perform a slight modification as well, rising all the way to a standing position and

slightly arching my back to work my upper abs. As a starting point, just focus on

the steps above without standing up straight. I perform this exercise 10 times as

Breathing Exercises for Abs

Farmer Burns stomach flattener and the stomach vacuum exercise are two ways to

help improve the actual look of your abs. While they won’t help you spot reduce

belly fat, simply doing these exercises for 3-5 minutes per day can improve muscle

memory allowing you to subconsciously walk around with abs that look more

toned. Using this method, maybe one day your abs can look like Bruce Lee abs.

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