Is Swimming Good For Abs?

by Pool Builders on 05-30-2010 in Articles

One of the main decisions that you need to make in order to get flat abs is to choose the cardio workout (or workouts) that you will focus your time and energy on in order to burn off belly fat and flatten your stomach. In this article, I want to focus on swimming and answer the important question: is swimming good for abs or should you spend your time on other workouts?

I believe that swimming is one of the best cardio workouts you can do to get lean, regardless of which body part you're most desperate to tone. This is true for abs as well since whatever body fat you burn, so will the amount of fat on your abs decrease.

There are a number of reasons why swimming is a good workout to get flat abs and to tone your entire body:

1. Swimming is a low impact sport - You don't suffer from impact from the ground as you do with running, playing ball, or taking aerobic classes. This can help to prevent various nasty injuries that are all too common with many other cardio workouts.

2. Swimming is not only a cardio workout, it's also a strength workouts. You're pushing yourself through the water, fighting against the resistance that the water creates.This means that you're getting a double benefit from your workout, you burn calories and build muscle at the same time.

3. Swimming is a workout that involves practically every muscle group in your body, from your feet, through your abs, to your arms, chest, and shoulders. You're working out your entire body when you swim. This makes it a much more effective fat burning workout than most people would assume.

Swimming is very good for abs as long as you take it seriously and reall workout. A lot of people just spend their time splashing around in the water, treating it as a social event and opportunity to meet other people than a real workout.

To make sure that your workouts count you have to treat swimming as a sport, not anything else. Set yourself goals for your workouts, challenge yourself to more and more intensive swims, increase the amount of laps that you do, anything that gets you to make more of an effort in your pool time.

Swim hard and you will see fat burning results all over your body including your abs.

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