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3 Sports That Can Tone and Sculpt Your Body

Body sculpting, which is also known as weight training, is a type of workout that involves the use of external weight or an individual’s own body weight to stress the muscle. The primary objective of body sculpting is to tone the body and help a person achieve their ideal body shape and weight. Unlike other types of workout, body sculpting does not require any specialized equipment or training, and therefore, it is suitable for beginners as well.

So, if you have never performed any type of workout before and want to fuel your weight management efforts by designing a workout plan, the following 3 sports are likely to help you achieve the results you seek.

1. Cycling

Cycling is not an enjoyable activity, it is also the perfect full-body workout for those who want to burn excess fat and strengthen the calves, quads, and hamstring muscles. While cycling involves the muscles in your lower body primarily, it also strengthens the core, improving your balance and coordination.

Although considered one of the safest sports for beginners, cycling can prove to be dangerous if you’re not maintaining the right posture or cycling on rough terrains. Therefore, it is important that you take proper safety precautions and always wear a helmet to minimize your risk of suffering injuries.

2. Swimming

Swimming is an amazing total-body cardio workout that offers a number of benefits from sculpting your back to toning your arms. Regular swimming will give your body a V-shape that is characterized by broad shoulders that taper toward the waist. In addition to this, a flat stomach is one of the many perks of swimming as it engages your core muscles as well.

If you are a beginner-level swimmer and have not mastered swimming strokes, you may consider tread water or hold on to the sides and kick vigorously to strength the muscles in your thighs and calves. Gradually, when you have learned different strokes, you can increase the intensity and duration of the workout to achieve improved results.

3. Yoga

Instead of using external weights to increase muscle mass, yoga uses your own body weight to sculpt and tone your muscles. This, in turn, builds a leaner body that looks more sculpted and appealing. When using Yoga as a body sculpting workout, it is important that you use the right poses that can help you increase your body’s flexibility and strength. Ashtanga is one of the most popular types of yoga that fitness experts recommend. It is great for building core strength and toning the body.

While these three sports can help you tone and sculpt your body, it is important to keep your body type and needs under consideration to select a workout that can give you the best results in the shortest amount of time.

If you are interested in learning in detail about your nutritional and workout needs, you may opt for Pathway FIT — a nutrigenomics test that analyzes your genetic makeup to provide you dietary and workout recommendations. To learn more, you may contact us at 877 505 7374 or email at clientservices@pathway.com.