Juanka asked in SportsSwimming & Diving · 8 years ago

what muscles does swimming workout?

exactly what muscles does free style swimming, breast stroke, butterfly, and back stroke work. i know it works all of them but i need a list of each one please.

thanks in advance

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  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    then just go look up the all the muscles in your body....

  • 8 years ago

    It doesn't work all of them.. It doesn't work your abs, no matter what htey say. Except maybe kicking fly?? Honestly, I just feel it in my shoulders, arms, and legs, and even neck. Youcould go to USA swimming website and see.. Or look up usa swimming articles and see which muscles it works . i remember reading anarticle from usa swimming magazine and it showed specific muscles. Cnay ou tell I'm pissed off with swimming right now? I am.

  • 8 years ago

    Butterfly:

    Arm and Shoulders

    Core

    Legs and Buttocks

    Freestyle/Front Crawl

    Upper Limb

    Thenars (hand muscles), Brachioradialis (forearm flex muscles), Flexor Digitorum Profundus (forearm extensor muscle), Biceps, Triceps, Deltoids (shoulder muscles)

    Neck

    Sternocleidomastoid (neck muscles),

    Front Trunk

    Pectorals (chest muscles), Serratus Anterior (side muscles), External Oblique (outer abdominal muscles), Rectus Abdominus (abdominal muscles).

    Back Trunk

    Latissimus Dorsi (back muscles), Trapezius, Spinus Erectors (spinal chord support muscles), Teres Major, Teres Minor, Rhomboid Major, Rhomboid Minor,

    Lower Trunk

    Gluteus Maximus (bum muscles), Abductor magnus (groin)

    Lower Limb

    Quadriceps (front of upper leg muscles), Hamstrings (back of upper leg muscles), Gastrocnemius (calf muscles), Tibialis Anterior (shin muscle), Abductor Hallucius (foot muscles, Abductor Digiti Minimi (foot muscles), Flexor Digitorum Brevis (foot muscles).

    Breaststroke

    Upper Limb

    Thenars (hand muscles), Brachioradialis (forearm flex muscles), Flexor Digitorum Profundus (forearm extensor muscle), Biceps, Triceps, Deltoids (shoulder muscles)

    Neck

    Sternocleidomastoid (neck muscles),

    Front Trunk

    Pectorals (chest muscles), Serratus Anterior (side muscles), External Oblique (outer abdominal muscles), Rectus Abdominus (abdominal muscles).

    Back Trunk

    Latissimus Dorsi (back muscles), Trapezius, Spinus Erectors (spinal chord support muscles), Teres Major, Teres Minor, Rhomboid Major, Rhomboid Minor,

    Lower Trunk

    Gluteus Maximus (bum muscles), Abductor magnus (groin)

    Lower Limb

    Quadriceps (front of upper leg muscles), Hamstrings (back of upper leg muscles), Gastrocnemius (calf muscles), Tibialis Anterior (shin muscle), Abductor Hallucius (foot muscles, Abductor Digiti Minimi (foot muscles), Flexor Digitorum Brevis (foot muscles).

    Backstroke.

    Upper Limb

    Thenars (hand muscles), Brachioradialis (forearm flex muscles), Flexor Digitorum Profundus (forearm extensor muscle), Biceps, Triceps, Deltoids (shoulder muscles)

    Neck

    Sternocleidomastoid (neck muscles),

    Front Trunk

    Pectorals (chest muscles), Serratus Anterior (side muscles), External Oblique (outer abdominal muscles), Rectus Abdominus (abdominal muscles).

    Back Trunk

    Latissimus Dorsi (back muscles), Trapezius, Spinus Erectors (spinal chord support muscles), Teres Major, Teres Minor, Rhomboid Major, Rhomboid Minor,

    Lower Trunk

    Gluteus Maximus (bum muscles), Abductor magnus (groin)

    Lower Limb

    Quadriceps (front of upper leg muscles), Hamstrings (back of upper leg muscles), Gastrocnemius (calf muscles), Tibialis Anterior (shin muscle), Abductor Hallucius (foot muscles, Abductor Digiti Minimi (foot muscles), Flexor Digitorum Brevis (foot muscles).

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    arms legs

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