If you are ready to bring your daily workout routine up a notch, including these 4 slider exercises for your core will give you the push you need to increase your strength and stability and give a twist to your ab routine for the better. And not only that! slider exercises are inexpensive, portable and fun to use.
But before moving on to the exercises, let me give you a small explanation on what sliders are. Sliding discs, or sliders, are a pair of flat, round, small discs that are designed to create a sliding surface between your feet or hands and the floor.
Using them forces you to slide between movements rather than lifting your arms or legs to change positions, supporting your full body weight and increasing your strength and stability, as mentioned above. And while they are inexpensive, if you are not sure whether to purchase a pair or not, you can start using a paper towel to check if this equipment is right for you.
While you can use sliders to work every single part of your body, these exercises are focused on working your core. Ready to start? Bring your sliders, a towel, and tons of attitude to try these exercises!
Starting in a high plank position with both feet on the sliders pull knees in to touch your chest and push your feet back to the high plank starting position.
Posture tip: make sure your hands are aligned with your shoulders for the plank position and don’t move your hip too high when moving them to your chest.
Again, start in a high plank position with both feet on the sliders, bring your feet towards your hands and move your hips towards the ceiling. Hold for two seconds and return to the starting position.
Posture tip: make sure your hands and shoulders remain in the same place as what has to move is your feet.
Start in a forearm plank position with both feet on the sliders, open your feet apart and then pull them back together.
Posture tip: make sure your eyes are eyes are set in one point to prevent moving your head.
Starting in a high plank position with both feet on the sliders, slide your right knee forward to your chest, push it back and then switch to the left knee.
Posture tip: make sure your hip is not hiked too high when making the movement.
Repeat each exercise 10 – 15 times for 3 – 5 rounds depending on your fitness level.
Adding these exercises to your home workout routine will add on the difficulty and ensure you don’t get stuck on your progress.