Sucking in to get a flat stomach – the benefits and how to do it

March 16, 2010

How do you get a flat stomach by sucking in? and more importantly does sucking in your stomach actually get you results?

Well, the answer may surprise you, but not in the way that you may think it will.

For those who do not have a flat stomach, sucking your gut in is the next best thing to having a flatter stomach, and it is a trick used by many who may want to exaggerate their physique by temporarily hiding their belly fat.

But what people may not know is that sucking in your stomach when used as an exercise is actually a very good way to increase your core and abdominal strength.

It’s easy, effective and when combined with a nutritional and exercise routine, helps get visible results.

Here is how it works.

Sucking in your stomach is actually known as an ‘abdominal vacuum and is most effective toward the end of your workout.

Start by standing or sitting upright with your back straight. Suck your stomach in and imagine that your belly button is being pulled toward your spine. Hold this position for about 20 – 30 seconds at a time and repeat for as many times as you feel the need.

Be aware that doing only abdominal vacuums will not get you the famous ‘six pack’ or a flat stomach. What it will do however is increase the strength in your core, allowing you to execute more advance abdominal movements and exercises, which will in turn, get you the six pack that you are seeking.

For some more unusual exercises and techniques to help you attain a six pack body there is more information located at the following site


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