Muscles Used when Swimming: Breaststroke, Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly

Muscles Used when Swimming: Breaststroke, Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly

Don’t forget that swimming is one of the best aerobic exercises with also very low risk of injury. Is one of the few exersises which train nearly all muscle groups in the entire body, but different swimming strokes exercise better different muscle groups.

Water is nearly 800 times denser than air, so workout inside water makes you really stronger. Swimming can give you strength, flexibility, stamina and help you lose weight. At this article we will discover which muscles used when swimming, during the different swimming strokes.

Muscles Used when Swimming:

Muscles Used in Front Crawl Stroke – Freestyle:
The front crawl is the most known swimming stroke and is the most popular stroke in freestyle races, but what muscles used in the front crawl Stroke? The primary muscles used in Front Crawl Stroke are the shoulders, abdominal, leg and back muscles.

In General: Hand Muscles, Forearm Flex Muscles, Neck Muscles, shoulder muscles, Chest Muscles, side muscles, Outer Abdominal Muscles and Abdominal Muscles, Back Muscles, Spinal Cord Support Muscles, Bum Muscles. Upper Leg Muscles, Calf Muscles, Foot Muscles.

Front Crawl Stroke Video:

Muscles Used in Breaststroke:
Breaststroke style is one of the most popular swimming strokes. The swimmer use arms and leg synchronously. The muscles used are about the same for breaststroke and butterfly as freestyle. Muscles used in the Breaststroke: The primary muscles used in Breaststroke are the chest and upper back muscles. It exersise those 2 muscles more than any other stroke. Brachioradialis muscles in the arms and glutes are also primary.

In General:
Hand Muscles, Forearm Flex Muscles, Neck Muscles, shoulder muscles, Chest Muscles, side muscles, Abdominal Muscles, Back Muscles, Spinal Cord Support Muscles, Bum Muscles. Upper Leg Muscles, Calf Muscles, Foot Muscles.

Breaststroke Video:

Muscles Used in Backstroke:
Backstroke is one of the best exercise for the back pain and is improves your posture. Is also the only stroke that helps you so much with abdominal core muscles. Muscles used in the Backstroke: The primary muscles used in the Backstroke are the muscles of your back, your leg muscles, your arms and shoulders muscles and finally your abdominal core muscles.

In General:
Hand Muscles, Forearm Flex Muscles, Neck Muscles, shoulder muscles, Chest Muscles, side muscles, Outer Abdominal Muscles and Abdominal Muscles, Back Muscles, Spinal Cord Support Muscles, Bum Muscles. Upper Leg Muscles, Calf Muscles, Foot Muscles.

Backstroke Video:

Muscles Used in Butterfly Stroke:
Is one of the most recent strokes, developed in the 1950’s. Butterfly Stroke is the second fastest stroke after freestyle. Muscles used in the Butterfly: The primary muscles used in butterfly stroke are the biceps brachii and brachialis at the top of your upper arms, the pectoralis in your chest and the latissimus dorsi in your back, drawing.

In General: Hand Muscles, Forearm Flex Muscles, Neck Muscles, shoulder muscles, Chest Muscles, side muscles, Abdominal Muscles, Back Muscles, Spinal Cord Support Muscles, Bum Muscles. Upper Leg Muscles, Calf Muscles, Foot Muscles.

Butterfly Stroke Video:

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