Russian Olympic Swimmer Yuliya Efimova Shows Off Absurd Core Strength Practicing Without A Pool

Russian Swimmer Yuliya Efimova Shows Off Absurd Core Strength

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Anyone out there remember Yuliya Efimova? From the 2016 Summer Olympics? You know, the Russian swimmer that got put in a body bag by Team USA’s Lilly King for doping? All coming back to you now?

Either way, the now 28-year-old Efimova won silver medals in the 2016 Summer Games in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke and has twice been named the Russian Female Swimmer of the Year.

Cheater or not, she’s damn good at swimming. She also won a gold medal at the 2013, 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 200 meter breaststroke, and a gold medal in the 100 meter breastroke at the 2015 World Championships. Not too shabby.

Something else that’s not too shabby is how ridiculously strong her core is, as evidenced by an Instagram video she shared early Thursday which shows how she maintains that crazy core strength even when a swimming pool is not available.

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“Everything that’s old is new again! Grab a couple of swimming exercises on dry land. Don’t be sad and don’t get ill. PS I swim better than I talk and film the video, and on dry land – only so so. On the bright side I’m always positive,” Efimova captioned the video.

I’d always be positive too if I could do this…

That’s the craziest fitness regimen I’ve seen since I watched Alvin Kamara doing drills while performing ridiculous stability exercises.

It’s definitely working though!

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