Flatten your stomach while driving
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This is an article from a friend of mine in the fitness field,
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Mike is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer,
and a rock-solid guy who practices what he preaches.
Here’s a unique exercise to help flatten your
stomach while driving
by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer and author of Truth About Abs
If you’re already a reader of my Truth about Six Pack Abs manual, then
you may already know this unique trick… it’s basically a simple
exercise that you can do anytime, anywhere to help get a flat stomach
Now I will say that this exercise does NOT increase fat burning, but it
CAN help to flatten your stomach by strengthening your deeper
transversus abdominis muscles and hence “pulling in” a lazy stomach
(aka beer belly or “pooch belly”).
It involves doing an exercise called “ab vacuums”.
I find it a good time to get in the habit of doing daily ab vacuums
while driving on your daily commute or another time that would get you
in the habit of doing them regularly.
(please make sure this doesn’t distract you from driving safely…
I find that it doesn’t distract me at all…it’s certainly much safer
than driving while on the cell phone!)
Of course, ab vacuums can be done anywhere and don’t have to be just
for driving, but I’ve found that it helps me to remember to do them if
I do them at a specific time when driving regularly…. this could be
while driving home from the gym every time, or perhaps during your
daily commute to work.
Ab vacuums are simple:
You can do ab vacuums pretty much anywhere, at any time.
You can do them standing, seated (such as in a car), kneeling in a
four-point position, or even lying flat on the floor.
The movement is as simple as pulling your belly button in as far as you
can by imagining you’re trying to touch your belly button to your spine
and holding for 10-20 seconds at a time.
Start by inhaling deeply. Then, as you exhale, start pulling the belly
button in towards the spine and hold it there for 10-20 seconds while
just taking short breaths. Repeat for several holds.
Get in the habit of doing this at least 4-5 days per week while driving
somewhere and you may find that this helps to flatten your stomach more
by strengthening the transversus abdominis muscle (the deep abdominal
muscles beneath the rectus abdominis) if you previously had a “lazy belly”.
Like I said, this exercise doesn’t increase fat burning… it only
helps to flatten a round stomach that has lazy deep ab muscles.
If you want a true “six pack abs” appearance, you obviously still need
to burn off the body fat that covers your abs… and that calls for a
fully encompassing workout program (not just ab exercises), a strategic
nutrition program, and the right mindset for success.
This idea of “ab vacuums” while driving is just one of the dozens of
tips and tricks found inside my Truth about Six Pack Abs manual.
Read more about it here:
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