Swimming is one of the most favorite sports and recreational activities in the world.
In this article I want to go over why swimming is good for getting flat abs and how you do swimming workouts right to get tight, flatter abs with less belly fat to cover them.
The truth is that you can swim all you like but unless you know the right technique, you will never burn enough belly fat to see real results. You might still have a great time in the pool, but you won’t see optimal results on your body.
How to Swim to Lose Belly Fat
There are a number of things you need to do in order to begin seeing real, fat burning results from your swimming workouts:
1. Be serious about it – The pool can be a fun place to hang out with with cute girls and guys walking around in swimwear. It is one of the most natural hangout places you can find.
I don’t blame you if you go to the pool to socialize and have fun or flirt around. Have a blast and enjoy yourself.
However, don’t be suprised that you may be spending hours in the pool and not getting any real fitness results to show for it. What do you expect?
If you want to see real results from your swimming workouts, you need to get serious about it. Look at swimming as a sport, not a social activity. Go to the pool to workout, not to meet people.
Once you make this your mindset, your workouts will become more focused, intensive and effective.
2. Intensity – If you’re swimming to pass the time or to just enjoy the feel of the water against your skin then you may see some marginal weight loss results but it won’t be anything dramatic.
If you want to see results you’re going to have to push yourself hard in the pool and really strive to feel the workout that you’re doing.
I want you to treat swimming as a regular workout in which you’re trying to get the best fitness results, not just have fun. To do that, you need to make a real effort.
I also recommend doing interval sessions in the pool: changing the pace in which you swim every few moments. You can really swim fast and hard for 2 minutes and then go back to medium paces swimming. Do this back and forth a few times and you will see results.
Interval training is an excellent way to cut down the time of any cardio workoutand still burn lots more calories and fat.
3. Choose the best swimming workouts for abs – there are a number of swimming styles: breast, back, free style, and so on.
You need to choose the styles that will have the best effect on you and your abs.
This may be a matter of pure personal preference on my part, but I like the breast and free styles the best. I don’t like the back stroke since most people I see that are doing it seem to be doing it very slowly, as if they were on vacation.
I love free style the most since it allows you to build up massive speed and really push yourself harder and harder as you go along.
However, no swimming style is taboo. You can choose whichever one you like and just go with it.
Swimming is very good for getting flat abs since it’s an excellent fat burning workout that you can do and actually have fun with. However, you will only get the right results with this workout if you take it seriouslt, make a real effort, and choose the right workout style that actually burns the most calories possible.
Here is a video with some tips for better swimming workouts: