I may have made a big mistake.
Some years ago, I learned Tai Chi - doctor's orders. As you know, relaxation is key here. The pro: I could and can break natural rock with my bare hands. The con: I apparently relaxed my waist the wrong way, my diaphragm lowered and now I have a huge potbelly that doesn't budge or change, no matter if I lose or gain weight. I kinda displaced my organs.
Basically, imagine doing the opposite of a vacuum pose. I am in this state permanently, my belly is always stretched to the fullest.
This is bad. What's worse is that here in Germany, I went to many doctors and no one could help me because while they admitted I didn't have much fat on me, they didn't know what was wrong. Only recently did I stumble upon some medical books from the 1980s which exactly describe all my symptoms.
The diagnosis is thus: Lowered diaphragm and subsequent potbelly because of displaced organs.
The therapy in this books is wearing a fucking corset until everything is in its correct place again. I don't have a corset, though and I really don't want to wear one unless absolutely neccessary (with the current waist trainer boom, it would be possible to find one, ofc).
So, here's my question: What are some exercises that pull in the stomach. The vacuum pose somehow hits the wrong places for some reason. I had some success with front levers, but they're pretty hard on my old injuries from lifting (hernia). Is there anything else I can do?
In b4 "wear a corset and become a trap".
Also, learn from my mistakes: Don't do Tai Chi with a bad teacher, if at all.
>does some fag breathing yoga bs
>thinks he can break rocks
>has a bloated "no abs gut"potbelly
>not fat wut do /fit/
Quality post anon, just wanted to save other anons the time of reading your wall of vomit text.
...learn to pull your stomach in?
In acting training we learn to do and undo this shit. Quite a lot of people learn to hold their stomachs in automatically - myself included. It's apparently good for your posture.
But yeah that stuff you said about organ displacement is nonsense I'm afraid. Lose more weight if you have a pot my man.
Also as a side note, fuck pot bellies. A fiend of mine has a pot belly and he constantly scratches around it, it's fucking disgusting.
>tfw have the same
>tfw never did yoga
I always thought it was just shit posture. didnt realise I was fucked until I tried to correct my posture in front of a mirror and realized that not matter what I did, I still have a potbelly.
>In acting training we learn to do and undo this shit. Quite a lot of people learn to hold their stomachs in automatically - myself included. It's apparently good for your posture.
Yes, the problem is I somehow have unlearned how to pull the stomach in. Vacuum pose doesn't help, but maybe I am doing it wrong. I can lie down on my back for 5-10 minutes - BAM flat belly. However, as soon as I stand or sit around for a few minutes, the potbelly is back.
I actually have abs. And I regularly break rocks. Dunno what your problem is.
I dunno what to say, man. Sorry.
>Anyone have that vacuum guide with the australian cunt in it ?
Would also be interested. Bump.
So because they are athletes, they are trying to look good?
Try going vacuums?
Will post the progression if wanted
Last one anon
Why do you disregard the advice that you seek and you know will work.
You don't want to wear a corset. Who gives a fuck if you're wearing a corset seriously. Just wear one and get it sorted and combine it with stomach vacuums
Seriously I don't understand people like you.
>I need help with X it's really important. I've been look for help in many places but can't find a solution. It's serious
No problem do Y
>I don't want to do Y what else can I do
Fuck off and die in a fire