Stomach Vacuum Exercise: What is it and how it works

Stomach Vacuum Exercise: What is it and how it works

The Stomach Vacuum exercise is a type of abdominal contraction that helps in strengthening your core.

In this exercise, the transversus abdominis sits horizontally around the abdomen, almost like a corset.

It is aimed at protecting the spine, supporting internal organs and viscera and helping with expulsive forces.

It mostly targets the transversus abdominis but also activates other muscles such as pelvic floor muscles and diaphragm.

Stomach vacuums help in reducing back pain, risk of back injury and even help in weight loss.

You can perform stomach vaccums in various ways, including sitting, standing and even laying down.

When performing stomach vacuums, it is important to slowly contract your lower abs inward and breathe.

A useful suggestion is to draw your belly button towards your spine.