Many dieting programs out there will never share with you such a secret.
Maybe they don’t want you to know this simple trick because they are afraid they will lose a client, or maybe they don’t know any better.
Luckily for you readers seeking such information, I am going to share this insider secret for free.
Just to introduce myself briefly into this subject, I am going to give you a quick overview about me, and why I know this type of information.
I am an actual customer myself and am lucky enough to have Mike Geary,a Professional and Certified Nutrition Specialist who is also my personal trainer to help me out in my health program.
I started seeking his advice, and actually got under his training program after I got bored with my beer-like belly – even though I haven’t touched a beer for what seems decades! Probably this simple exercise might surprise you because it does NOT burn fat in itself, but the results will speak for themselves – once you manage to start flattening your stomach.
This simple – yet effective exercise is called “ab vacuums.”
According to Mike’s own professional words he says that this “ab vacuum” exercise helps immensely in tightening up the lazy stomach muscles which will get toned up through this type of physical activity. He even wrote a Physical Training Guide and goes into detail explaining exactly why this is developed and the exact methods needed to circumvent such another occurrence.
Through its simplicity and my own personal hectic daily work life, I found the best time for me is to do them while driving my daily commute to work.
Now a word of caution: Doing them while driving may not be for everyone. Be sure to remain a safe driver.
If you find that this exercise might distract your driving ability please do not try this exercise as you drive.
After all, this exercise can be done anywhere and at any time of the day you prefer.
The ab vacuums exercise strengthens your deeper transversus abdominis muscles and therefore results in pulling back that “beer belly overhang,”as I like to call it.
The main reason I chose to do them while driving is that it does not matter in what posture you’re in, you can do them while standing up or even while sitting down. It also makes my daily boring and mandatory commute more worthwhile as I am not losing any precious time just driving but am also exercising on my commute.
So let’s get on to this simple procedure for this abdominal workout.
I will break it down into four simple steps for you to follow onto:
- Step 1: Start by inhaling deeply as much as you can.
- Step 2: Start to exhale, while pulling in your stomach inwards as much as you possibly can.
- Tip: Try imagining you are being challenged to try to touch your spine with your belly inwards. This works wonders for me.
- Step 3: Hold this position for about 10 seconds (at first) while taking short breaths.
- Step 4: Repeat this procedure for several times.
That it! You have just managed to do the “Ab vacuum” exercise with success.
A word of Advice…
As with all training, start slowly and increase your intervals when you feel the exercise is becoming too easy for you.
For example start tucking in your belly for around 10 seconds before increasing this interval to a longer period, say 15 or 20 seconds, as you get used to this simple, yet very effective exercise.
As I mentioned earlier, this exercise doesn’t increase fat burning, it only helps you flatten that bulgy stomach that has lazy deep Ab muscles.
If you truly wish to have a profound stomach line with those strong “six-pack abs,” you need further assistance in the form of a professional workout program, definitely much more than this simple exercise.
Remember there is no real price value when it comes to your health and having a healthy and attractive appearance. You will need to do some weekly exercise and eat appropriately. The funny thing I’ve learned throughout my own personal experience is that you can still eat almost anything you desire, as long as it is with moderation when training weekly for just a few minutes a day. Our bodies can keep well in tone as long as the right exercises are done.
A good typical example would be belly overhang, where through bad information and logical sense would suggest that most people think they should start doing a lot of sit-ups. That cannot be further than the truth, unfortunately. Sit-ups will tone up the abdominal muscles but they will still be underneath that belly overhang, especially if it is belly fat.
So while your abdominal muscles would become rock-solid with a lot of painful sit-ups, you still cannot visually see them!
The typical example given above is one of many more problems where professional advice must be taken, either through a professional trainer or at least invest on a professional authority book on the subject, where the author has, or had a career as a Professional Trainer and Nutritionist. This way you are not wasting your time and energy on bad training practices, which will either lead you to nowhere or at best will have minimal results. Take this friendly advice from my own personal experience, as I have learned it the hard way.