Calories Burned while "sucking in" your stomach?

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ginzilla

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Posted: 16 Jul 2010, 13:49
I believe that squeezing your abs or sucking in while you're sitting, standing, walking (just going about your day) makes some kind of difference. For some reason, I have a vague memory that a minute of ab squeezing is approximately equivalent to 10 crunches. Can anybody confirm that? I'd like to know about how many calories this burns.

Thanks!
Klannoye

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Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 07:39
I don't know ANY of the technical stats on this....but gonna share my personal experience. I did the "suck in your tummy" challenge. And I DO have to say....I REALLY notice the difference. I've done more than my share of losing and gaining threw the years....and am determined this is IT this time. Well now I'm down 15 pounds.,.and I have to say thanks to THAT challenge....I REALLY notice it in my waist!!!!
Finally I feel hope of getting my waist back in shape.....FINALLY going to lose that baby weight.....well okay my "baby" is 16 years old.....but HEY it's never to late!!!
Like I said don't know WHAT it exactly does....but it seems YES sucking in works!!!!! Smile
sooki

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Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 08:08
Interesting. I think if it does nothing else, it would help with posture.
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ginzilla

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Posted: 20 Jul 2010, 11:49
I tend to have lower back problems, so I can really tell the difference that it makes with posture. I'll try to do some more research into this and post if I find anything interesting. Thanks for the feedback!
jhyaduck

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Posted: 20 Jul 2010, 12:50
Good tip!! Didnt know anything about "sucking it in"... gonna try this out... let y'all know how it goes. If anybody determines approx how many calories it should burn please post!!!
~**Jenn**~
Ceebee

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Posted: 20 Jul 2010, 13:04
I would just like a exercise pattern to follow.. like suck it in for 2 min at a time every 15 min or some such nonsense.. i often think of my bellieh. I shall ask my Physical Therapist when I see him this afternoon.. it is a first visit.. I figure why wait to bring on the crazy. "hey mister pt guy what do you think about sucking in your gut... how often and for how long.. and what can I write down for calories burned?" Smile

jhyaduck

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Posted: 20 Jul 2010, 18:49
Lol! Ceebee... Love to be there to see his reaction... let me know what he says. I have done it for 1 minute , twice today. You can feel the burn like you have done a few crunches... I googled it and from what I saw... 10 crunches only equals 1 burned calorie. Seems like it would be more though
~**Jenn**~
IAMHAPPI

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Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 10:41
I too have been doing the gut suck and I must say I think it totally works!! I am also working out and eating better, but for some reason I feel like sucking in my gut when ever I think about it is really helping!
Ceebee

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Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 12:20
OK I have to confess I forgot to ask the dr about the gut sucking.. but I did pour on the crazy.. Actually he was nice and the visit went well.. I remembered that I forgot to ask him as soon as I got in the car. Razz oh well better luck next time!

tenamh

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Posted: 08 Aug 2010, 22:36
Well everyone I think I am going to try to gut sucking. Like when I'm in bed or driving. Ill start tomorrow im going to record my waist mesurements and see what happends in a few weeks.
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ckhosick

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Posted: 10 Aug 2010, 10:30
I try to suck in my belly, well, whenever I think about it....and I do believe that it helps. Just don't forget to breathe!!!
"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back." - Charlie Brown
Phule

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Posted: 10 Aug 2010, 10:45
lol, who knew that every time I saw a pretty girl I started doing this "exercise"! Laughing
sherilyn70

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Posted: 10 Aug 2010, 14:40
My personal trainer stresses to me... squeeze the shoulders back and work the abs whenever I'm walking, that will make a huge difference if you get into the habit.



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