Not only is eleven-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin an amazing swimmer, she also has incredible abs! And it’s no surprise -- swimming is excellent exercise for developing strong and flat abs. Not only is it a total body exercise that engages multiple-muscle groups at once; it’s also a great calorie-burner.
The good news is you don’t have to get in the pool to build a stronger, flatter midsection. This workout routine focuses on core moves that emphasize the muscles in your abs, back, hips and legs to help you train like a swimmer -- without getting your hair wet.
The Gold Medal Swimmer’s Workout
How it works: Do three sets of each of these moves, taking a 30-60 second break in between each set (if needed). After completing three sets of the recommended reps, move on to the next exercise.