The abdominal vacuum technique is a breath-holding maneuver used in bodybuilding to contrast a noticeable reduction of the waistline to an increase in thoracic circumference. This article provides a description of the abdominal vacuum exercise as well as a technique-driven progression and teaching cues for performing this maneuver.
1 International Hypopressive & Physical Therapy Institute, Vigo, Spain
2 University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Corresponding author: Tamara Rial Rebullido, PhD, CSPS, email@example.com, Tel: (215) 987-8984
Author information: Tamara Rial Rebullido is the director of the International Hypopressive & Physical Therapy Institute, Vigo, Spain., Iván Chulvi-Medrano is an assistant professor at the University of Alicante and an exercise physiologist at the Gynecological Clinic Millet, Valencia, Spain.