There is much more to getting a smaller waist and flat belly than doing 100 crunches a day. One area of your abs you might be neglecting is the Transversus Abdominis muscle, also known as the “corset muscle”. This is the muscle that tightens when you cough, sneeze, or laugh.
In addition to regular cardio and eating clean, working these deep abdominal muscles will help pull in your waistline like a natural corset and flatten your stomach. You will also notice that your posture will improve and your lower back strengthened
Along with your usual ab workout, target this muscle with a vacuum exercise:
♡ Get on all fours, keeping your back straight and head down. Inhale.
♡ Exhale completely, while gently drawing in your belly button
♡ With your belly button toward your spine, SQUEEZE (“suck in”) as hard as you can, for at least 10 seconds
♡ Let go, allowing the breath to rush back in. Repeat.
This exercise can be done daily and is perfect to practice while standing up, watch how here.
Learn to activate the Transversus Abdominis FIRST, then everything else will fall right into place.
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The Secret to Flatter Abs & Smaller Waist