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Old 10-02-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
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sucking in stomach

If I suck in my stomach thru out the day while im walking sitting etc, does that help with weight loss or does it help build up my mucsle so they wont be flabby i know this sounds illy i cant think of the right word... basically i think im asking is it good to suck in my stomach will that help some ? right now i have a leg injurie and can not exersize much, please let me know God bless all of you in your goals of fittness

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Old 10-02-2005, 04:40 PM   #2
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Re: sucking in stomach

It won't burn any significant amount of extra calories for fat burning *but* it is good for posture, and the muscle memory will help to keep the stomach tight rather than just letting it 'hang out'. The way to lose the fat is through diet and cardio, primarily.
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Old 10-03-2005, 02:58 PM   #3
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Re: sucking in stomach

Through the duration of your injury I would say it wouldn't do any harm. In fact, it does burn some calories but don't get to anxious about the results. I suggest doing light weight upper body resistance training and a better diet while your leg heals.

Old 10-05-2005, 05:55 PM   #4
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Re: sucking in stomach

'Sucking in your stomach', is referred to as stomach vacumes in the bodybuilding/fitness world. It helps strengthen the stomach muscles as well as flatten the abs.
When you do sittups, most people push their stomachs out, giving them a 'bloated ab' apperance...If you suck your stomach in, it just helps flatten it.

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