I was a little surprised to see this (in an
article called “10 Surprising Fitness Tips”).
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised as the liver
rules the muscles . . . S
As you say it, “Put your hands on your stomach and feel the contraction,” says Jonathan Angelilli, a personal trainer in New York City. “That’s your transverse abdominus and diaphragm contracting, creating tension in the core and strengthening your extremities.” The louder your “sshhh,” the better. It’s most effective for core stabilization exercises such as squats, push-ups, and Pilates moves. Angelilli says, “‘Sshhh’ also helps you breathe with your abs. Stress, [poor] posture at work, and sitting too much over-activates our secondary breathing muscles in the neck and inhibits our primary abdominal breathing muscles.” Saying “sshhh” oxygenates the body, increases strength, tones abs, and reduces neck tension.