Does swimming burn belly fat?

According to both Google and messages and comments we receive this might be one of the most often asked questions when it comes to swimming benefits. It is so specific that you might think there’s no way we can actually find a set of tips and rules you can observe in order to improve how your belly looks. Well…you are wrong and yes we can! :)

Swimming is an amazing way to improve overall body shape but there are specific aspects of swimming technique that will maximize the effect it has on particular body parts – your tummy included!

Swim straight

Strengthening your core during swimming is one of the best ways you can work on your belly. Imagine that you try to push your belly button to your spine to maximize the effect. This will also improve your position in the water giving you a boost in performance. This is also the basis for effective and healthy swimming minimizing the risk of an injury.

Increase your cardio swimming

Swimming cardio is one of the most effective ways to lose weight including your belly fat. This requires you to keep swimming for 15-20 minutes at the time while maintaining your heart rate levels in the particular zone that we call – fat burning zone. This is how many actors preparing to roles are able to achieve incredible transformations in a short time.

To do that properly you should have a way to measure your heart rate constantly during your swim and one of the more practical ways is to use a device that will allow controlling your pulse. Swimmo not only shows you your current heart rate but also can let you know with smart vibrations if you swim to slow or too fast and keep you in the fat burning zone this way.

Treading water

During your workout, you might take a little break to from doing laps and perform a simple exercise that will definitely help you with your abs. While in the deep end of the pool tread water as fast as possible. The water resistance working against you will make it very efficient in building your stomach muscles.

Remember about warm-up and cool-down

For the cardio swimming and muscle building to work, you need to remember about the warm-up and cool-down phases of the workout. It is how you prepare your muscles to grow and keep them safe from next day pain caused by the lactic acid buildup. You can even use our tip from the previous paragraph as a cool-down exercise by not pushing so hard while treading the water.

As you can see there are many ways to let your abs grow while swimming. The only thing we want to add is that you should have fun while swimming so don’t forget to make it interesting for yourself by doing different types of workouts, kicks and drill sets! Do not only focus on the body-shaping aspects to keep your motivation up when things start to get a little boring! Good luck!


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