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After all the hazy nights and the long hours, you spent munching down those snacks and adding on that little holiday weight. Now you want to get back on track and shape up again?
Don't worry, with swimming not only can you get back in shape but sculpt those abs as well! And did we mention it was fun!
As you have heard, with its various strokes and many exercises, swimming will help you to work your abs in an optimal way.
The good news is that all strokes will do the job. All certainly, but not in the same way. Breaststrokes will strengthen your waistline and glutes. The front crawl and backstroke, with their alternating (and therefore faster) rhythm, will melt away your “love handle” while working your obliques. The butterfly stroke is undoubtedly the best to tone the abs.
As if four strokes were not enough, there are alternatives to the classic swim strokes to tone your abs. If you want to work your abdominal muscles without falling into a routine, undulating strokes and leg kicks will be your best bet!
Whether on your stomach, on your back or on your side, with or without fins, these leg exercises with a kickboard are very effective at strengthening your abs.
Most important: without exerting too much effort, focus on your hydrodynamics by remaining streamlined, chest high out of the water, while contracting your abs. This will help you to swim faster and work your core muscles, without tiring yourself out.
And the best part! You do not have to do those back-breaking sit-ups and crunches.
You can swim have a fun and pleasurable swimming session and get those abs you had been dreaming about!
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