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Can you build abdominal muscle even in water?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Swimming will build abdominal strength and improve abdominal tone.
Obviously not the best place to do ab exercises like crunches.

In brief: Yes
Swimming will build abdominal strength and improve abdominal tone.
Obviously not the best place to do ab exercises like crunches.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes.
Just google "michael phelps" and "abs" and you'll see that it's possible.
Building muscle takes resistance. When you swim, the water provides that resistance. If you're willing to settle for less than olympic abs (and don't have time for 6 hour workout sessions), join a local water aerobics or fitness group. Good luck!

In brief: Yes.
Just google "michael phelps" and "abs" and you'll see that it's possible.
Building muscle takes resistance. When you swim, the water provides that resistance. If you're willing to settle for less than olympic abs (and don't have time for 6 hour workout sessions), join a local water aerobics or fitness group. Good luck!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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