6 Swim Workouts That Target Your Belly

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.