We’re all looking for quick solutions to flatter abs and slimmer waist, right? Well I have a great, simple, easy exercise that will do just that for you.
When we’re talking about flat belly, we’re referring to the area right below the beltline, right? There is a muscle there called the Transversus Abdominis that runs from hip bone to hip bone and crosses around in front. And that muscle is also known as the “corset muscle”.
The problem is that as we get older, there are 2 reasons we tend to get that extra pooch on our belly:
1. The additional layer of body fat below the beltline. This diet program to lose weight will help you to get rid of it.
2. If the Transversus Abdominis muscle becomes deconditioned, then there’s a tendency for the internal organs to add a press so that the muscle is moved outwards.
What we need to do is to find simple ways to strengthen that natural girdle to flatten the belly and protect the back. There’s a great and easy exercise for slimmer waist that target your Transversus Abdominis muscle. And the great part is that you don’t have to have any space, you don’t have to move around and you don’t need any equipment.
Exercise For Slimmer Waist
This exercise for slimmer waist requires that you use isometric contraction of the Transversus Abdominis muscle:
- Relax the belly and take a slowly, deep breath in. As the breath is coming in, let your belly relax.
- At the top of the breath, start to pull the belly button into the spine and exhale slowly.
- After you exhaled, squeeze your Transversus Abdominis muscle as hard as you can for a few seconds.
- Repeat for at least 10 times.
If you have trouble finding where that muscle is, place your finger tips right below your beltline and do a little cough. That muscle that tightens there is your Transversus Abdominis muscle. And that’s an indication of how protective it’s for your abdominal area. It protects you against some internal pressure that occur during coughing, or sneezing, or laughing.
Remember, it’s a simple process: breath in, breath out, pull the Transversus Abdominis muscle in, squeeze and hold tight, then let it go. Do it for 10 rounds. You can do this while driving, sitting at your desk, or at any point during the day.
You will find that if you will practice this exercise consistently for 3 days in a row, you will be amazed of how much control you get for the abdominal area. You will also get a smaller waist, your belly will be flatter and your posture and strength will be much better throughout the upper body as well. Stay fit!