You know what I'm talking about.
It is almost a universal area of concern.
For most of us, anyway. And if you don't know where the "pooch" area is, please present yourself so I can clarify! I have yet to find someone of at least a certain age who doesn't know exactly what I'm talking about.
That zone right beneath the belt line in front.
What’s with the “pooch”, anyway?
As explained in the "7 Seconds to a Flat Belly" Video
, abdominal pooch is caused by more than just extra abdominal fat, though that of course is a big factor here. It is also due to prolapse of internal organs due to gravitational pull, AND to reduced muscle tone of the Transversus Abdominus (TA) muscle.
The Transversus Abdominus muscle represented by red zone in image (right)In brief,
abdominal pooch makers are:
of internal organs due to the effect of gravity
3. reduced muscle tone
of the Transversus Abdominus muscle
Finding an easy to understand image of the TA muscle is difficult because it’s so well buried under all of the other abdominal muscles. Yes, the full set of abdominal muscles work together as a team, and it can be difficult if not impossible to isolate them completely.However,
the TA is head player when it comes to protecting the lower abdominal cavity from internal as well as external pressure. That’s why it tightens up when you cough, sneeze, or laugh. Or when you anticipate a punch in the stomach.
It facilitates exhalation.
The TA muscle also provides trunk stability and keeps the waist tight. But if we don’t go out of our way to work the TA muscle, we lose the tight waist. And the trunk stability. And the flat belly.
AND this muscle can be trained directly. It can be isometrically contracted, and you can get so good at it that in a fraction of a second, you can have it tightened in place and feel muscle fatigue - a great way to train the TA without special equipment or even needing to get on the floor.
The video gives you instruction, information, and the tools you need to do this powerful move.
Do this simple move for at least 3 days in a row and you'll feel the difference. 5 – 7 days, even better.
Think of it as a belly boot camp!