Stomach Vacuum – Martial Arts Strength Exercise
This page looks at the strength training exercise known as the Stomach Vacuum. This exercise is used by martial artists to improve core strength and thus help their martial arts kicking power, punching power and grappling techniques. The stomach vacuum exercise is also called the Abdominal Draw-In Exercise.
The stomach vacuum is performed by simply breathing out, tightening a person’s stomach muscles and then relaxing. A person can do this exercise standing, kneeling or lying down on the ground. It can even be performed while sitting at a desk in the office.
All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.
Instructional Videos for the Stomach Vacuum