Stomach Vacuum Video

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Stomach Vacuum Description

Step 1. While kneeling, place your hands on your thighs.

Step 2. Exhale all the air from your body and suck your abdomen up and in as far as you can. Hold for ten seconds.

Step 3. Then, breath in, relax and repeat at least ten times.


The stomach vacuum is an exercise that works the transverse abdominal muscles. It is one of the simplest yet most effective core exercises. This exercise can be performed either seated or standing. When performing it seated, the user is actually kneeling on their knees. This exercise is very similar to taking a deep breath and then exhaling, but with a focus on using the core muscles throughout. As you exhale all the air from your body, suck your abdomen up and in as far as you can. Then, hold for ten seconds. Finally, breathe in, relax and repeat. Perform this cycle at least ten times.

Stomach Vacuum 1

Stomach Vacuum 2

Updated: March 30th, 2015