One of the greatest challenges of working out and being in shape in the modern world is being able to fit in exercise into your hectic routine. The stomach vacuum exercise is an excellent way for you to train your abs during school, work, while you're watching TV, while you're on a bus, car, or train, practically anywhere and everywhere. It's one of the easiest exercises to perform.
How do you do the stomach vacuum exercise?
It's as easy as breathing so everyone can do this. You can do this either standing or sitting if you're a beginner, and later you can do this lying or kneeling. Just sit or stand straight, exhale to push all the air out of your lungs, suck in your stomach, and hold this position.
At this moment, your stomach muscles are contracting in a static, yet powerful way. Try holding your stomach in as hard as you can for at least 20 seconds and then release and start breathing normally again. Holding for 20 seconds counts as 1 repetition, so you're going to have to do this a few times more.
Naturally, this is an exercise that takes some getting used to but it can be very effective. Most people tend to disregard the stomach vacuum as something that can't really deliver results. I'm here to tell you that it can prove to be a valuable addition to your workout routine.
The best thing about this exercise is how you can do it on dead time. When you're sitting at your desk at work or when you're driving your car, do some stomach vacuums and build stronger abs. Why not make use of this time to your own advantage. Even if you're with people, no one will notice when you're doing this exercise.
Naturally, don't make the stomach vacuum your one and only exercise. It is effective but you need to work your abs in a variety of ways to have real results. In addition, some people become addicted to this exercise and over do it. Take it gradually, build up the time on each rep, and you will slowly get better and better results.