The stomach vacuum is very simple exercise with abdominal move that is created to target the transversus abdominis (TA), the deep-seated abdominal muscle that lies under the rectus abdominis. Experts say that this muscle group acts as corset and will keep your waistline tight.
Despite the ever-growing array of equipment that promises to build 'six-pack' abdominals and defined back muscles, the typical person does not do not enough back exercise and abdominal exercise, either in everyday activities or even in exercise sessions.
Being a key element to support the spine and contribute to a good posture, it is important to properly exercise the abdominal muscles together with the back muscles as when weak or overly tight they can suffer painful spasms as well as . When properly exercised, abdominal muscles contribute to improve posture and balance, reduce the likelihood of episodes, reduce the severity of back pain, protect against injury by responding efficiently to stresses, help avoid some back surgeries, and help healing from a back problem or after spine surgery. Also, when strengthened, the abdominal muscles provide flexibility as well. The abdominal muscles can be worked out by practicing disciplines of general body strength such as , , , and among others. There are also specific routines to target each of these muscles.