It’s no secret that swimmers have amazing bodies.
Have you been swimming for years and don’t look like this?
Did you just start swimming and WANT to look like this?
The good news is that you CAN!
Olympic swimmers don’t all have superior muscles and genes, but what they do have in common is the hard work that they put into their swim workouts, gym routines, and diets. Follow their examples with these 3 helpful tips on how to start, and you’ll have a six-pack before you know it.
The most efficient way to burn calories is using the right technique for each stroke. Focus on making your body as long and narrow as possible, rotating on a single axis through the water. Keep your head down and rotate your hips with each stroke.
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One tip that you may not have heard is doing the rest of your gym workout BEFORE you get in the pool. Increasing your muscle fatigue and heart rate before your pool workout actually makes it more effective.
Swimming when you’re already tired increases muscle stamina and uses oxygen more efficiently, causing you to burn more calories and fat in a shorter amount of time.
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If you aren’t used to exercising this much, you will probably feel hungrier than usual. Resist the urge to eat huge portions or snack on unhealthy treats. Instead eat multiple small snacks a day. Try to fill up on uncooked fruits and vegetables so that you can eat carbs when you really need them.
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If you still feel flabby even though you think you’re doing everything write, it may be time for some inspiration.
There are lots of websites devoted to providing six-packs for their readers.
But a picture’s worth 1000 words…..
Just Google 6-pack, six-pack, shirtless Olympian, or male model if you forget what you’re aiming for. Some of them don’t look real, but pretend they are. Don’t even try to search for ‘8-pack’….
What is your #1 tip or workout for getting a six-pack? Does anyone have one? Tell us how!
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