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), which is the deep-seated abdominal muscle that lies under the rectus abdominis. This muscle group acts like a corset and helps keep your waistline tight.
Another way to work out the TA is planking. So if you’re not a big fan of planks, then this is a nice alternative.
Health Benefits of Strong TA
A strong TA will give you more postural support, which can help with back pain. It will also help “pull-in” your internal organs giving you a slimmer waistline and a flat tummy look.
How To Stomach Vacuum (Instructions start at 1:55)
- The best time to perform this exercise is in the morning when you wake up, 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
Go ahead and try it right now!