Few of us have the flat stomachs of our dreams. Keeping the midriff area tight is one of the bigger fitness challenges, especially for men who want a six-pack and for women who have had a baby.
Swimming is great aerobic exercise that is also good for toning because even the parts of your body that aren’t actively moving are supporting you against the resistance of the water. Pool workouts are also unique because they provide firm resistance without impact. You could lose your balance lifting free weights, or shift into the wrong position on an exercise machine, but no one has ever fallen over in the pool. This gives you a great opportunity to build strength with less risk.
Sara Haley is a big believer in swimming and water workouts. She’s a fitness expert and pre- and postnatal exercise specialist, so much of her work involves keeping bellies strong. “If you want your entire core strong, you need to strengthen the lower back, too — it will help you hold in your pooch,” she says. Here are some water exercises she recommends to help you tighten up your midsection….Read Full Article…
Original Article : 6 Swim Workouts That Target Your Belly
by : Peggy Pletcher
From : healthline.com