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If you've ever heard professional powerlifters talk about how they squat, they often mention the concept of "blowing up" their core. What I mean by this is, right before they descend to the squat position, they will take a deep breath in through their stomach (NOT chest), and keep it fully engaged throughout the rep. I've heard that this is why most lean ...


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Stomach Vacuum is contracting the transverse abdominis or TVA. Doing it regularly helps you tighten up those muscles which is both aesthetically desirable and has other health benefits. Aesthetically desirable because it makes your waist look smaller (front-to-back width) and helps you keep your stomach flat and tight while resting/walking. TVA also plays a ...


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This sounds to me like you have a food intolerance or allergy that's making you bloated and generally upsetting your stomach. For a few weeks (if possible, I'd recommend 28 days) try eliminating all wheat, gluten and dairy from your diet and see if the bloating, and the trapped wind reduce. Wheat, gluten and dairy are the most common food intolerances (not ...



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