The abdominal region is composed of internal and external muscles. The external muscles are known as the Rectus Abdominus. Crunches are the best exercise to target the rectus abdominis muscle. Innermost abdominal muscles are called as Transverse Abdominus. These muscles are rarely discussed, and the most neglected. There are hardly few exercises which can strengthen the transverse abdominal muscles.
Stomach vacuum exercise targets the abdominal muscles, lower your waist circumference, and make your abdominal area flat as never before. The more often you do the exercise, the more soon will the positive results be visible.
You need to do it at least 5 times and if you’re able to, even more. In the beginning, the exercise might appear difficult, but, don’t give up right away. As you repeat the exercise more and more, you will need less and less effort to perform it. Let’s take a look at the exercise in detail:
Starting position: Lie down on your back and put your hands beside your body. Have your knees bent and relax all of your muscles. Breath in deeply and then exhale slowly by voting air from your lungs. Make sure that you do not force your body muscles.
After that, stretch your stomach muscles by collapsing your stomach inward as much as you can. While you do so, the breathing process should stop for a few seconds. Keep your stomach sunken for 10 seconds and then breath in gently. Do not relax your stomach.
Then, repeat the whole procedure for 5 times. Remember, your stomach muscle should remain tense and firm constantly. In case you find it hard to keep the breath in for so long, do some short inhalations. Breath out and relax the stomach. Then, start to breathe in a normal way. Breath out for the last time in order to release the air from your lungs and sink your stomach as much as possible.
This exercise will strengthen your abdominal muscles in 3 weeks and it will help you to reduce your waist line. You will have flat stomach and a better appearance.