AB Vacs work! I lost an inch!

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    May 16, 2008 3:36 PM GMT
    Been doing the ab vacs for about a month and I finally lost that inch I put on around last Christmas. Went from a tape-measured 34 to a 33. Yippee! Clothes fit looser, too.
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    May 16, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    Congrats, glad its been working, i do it once every few days, not really as an exercise though, but i think i'll start incorporating it into my workouts

    Keep it up man!
  • olden

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    May 16, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    Good work.

    I love Ab Vacs. You can fit them in anytime during the day. They are better when waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store than scanning the covers of the Rags and it keeps your mind of impulse buying.

    I do three reps three times a day. Between Vacs and watching my diet, I am down 6" in the waist. And it improves the posture.
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    May 16, 2008 4:16 PM GMT
    how do you do these without holding your breath?
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    May 16, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    Thanks guys. Yeah, it is easy to work in anywhere. I never really got into the 40-second version, but even the shorter ones work!

    Zsocerstar, what a set of abs you have!
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    May 16, 2008 4:18 PM GMT
    Okay, I'll show my stupidity here...ab vacs? what is it?
  • MattyC0709

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    May 16, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    SHIT, I'M GONNA TRY THEM RIGHT NOW!

    (takes a deep breath... and quickly gasps for air again) icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • auryn

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    May 16, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saidhow do you do these without holding your breath?


    focus your breaths into your chest so that your rib cage expands, your chest appears to ascend and descend, and keep your shoulders relaxed. it's a step in intecostal diaphragmatic breathing and can take a little time to get used to, but it's possible. just keep doing it until it feels and looks "natural".
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    May 16, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    HRGUY saidOkay, I'll show my stupidity here...ab vacs? what is it?


    check and old article here in RJ. It's called Clean Up Your Abs with the Vacuum.

    here's the link:
    http://www.realjock.com/workout/1096/
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    May 17, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    I have actually incorporated them into a group fitness class I teach. I start out the abs sections with vacuums. Just started this new routine on Tuesday. I'll let you all know the results.
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    May 17, 2008 7:19 AM GMT
    also makes u stand up more straight, wonder if that has anything to do with loosing an inch?
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    May 17, 2008 7:23 AM GMT
    There was some detailed discussion here, including the breathing issue:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/154084/