Workout With Vacuum Bell Applied [2023]: Is it Recommended?

Written by Mihail Veleski

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You can do all your daily activities with a vacuum bell applied, with only minor alterations. This is another benefit of this device. Training fits in here as well.

Additionally, as it can be unnoticeable under your thicker workout clothes, such as a hoodie, you can train with a vacuum bell in a public gym.

It would help if you tried to exercise while wearing this device. It is fun to see what it's like to exercise with your chest flattened and whether it helps you with shortness of breath or other problems the deformity may cause to you.

Do I Like It?

However, my experience has proved that I still like exercising without a vacuum bell applied because I don't want to focus on it.

I love the sensation on my muscles by training in the gym. The vacuum bell messes up my mind-muscle connection which I value a lot. 

I think it is preferable to work out for 30-40 minutes and then wear the vacuum bell for the rest of your day.


If you are new to exercising while wearing a vacuum bell, do not do high-intensity activities.

You may experience dizziness or unpleasant feelings due to the new experience to your body, and some unwanted injuries may occur from the slightest carelessness.

More lightweight exercises and stretches that will not exhaust you are always better at first.

Exercise before or after Vacuum Bell Therapy

As I said, exercising while wearing the vacuum bell is possible, but it is advisable to do it before or after.

The vacuum bell may irritate your skin from extra sweat if you wear it during strenuous workouts or can even fall off because of the sweaty skin while exercising. This can interrupt your workout.

Also, with time the silicone part of the vacuum bell can begin to smell bad and even turn yellowish because of the sweat.

Some people who tried the vacuum bell suggest scheduling the workout before your vacuum bell application.

They say the strength training may temporarily depress your sternum, which you may quickly pull out with the vacuum bell a few hours later.

Lifting weights after vacuum bell

People are often in a dilemma about whether to exercise after wearing the vacuum bell. My answer to this question is that it can, but before that, you must know that we should know ourselves best.

Some patients share the experience that after wearing the vacuum bell, they have slight dizziness, which means that it will still take some time off before they exercise until their condition calms down.

If you feel well, of course, it is safe to exercise before doing a well-warming-up routine.

So, regarding this issue, it is best to know that there is no need to be afraid. The vacuum bell is a device that can surely help with your deformation painlessly, but when it comes to working out, know that everyone's experience is unique.

Please, pay attention to your personal feeling. If it works for you to wear your device while working out, do it and enjoy your transformation. Thank you for reading!

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Mihail Veleski

I am Mihail Veleski, the person behind this website. Established in 2015, Pectus Excavatum Fix has helped thousands of people improve their sunken chest deformity, both physically and mentally. I pride myself on ensuring the information and methods I share are tried by me and backed by research. I improved my concave chest and rib flare deformities non-surgically.

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