May 2, 2014
If you’re looking for a piece of equipment that is effective, efficient, versatile and simple, look no further than the slider. This simple tool is portable, is great if you don’t have access to a gym, and can be used in a variety of ways to challenge the entire body.
There are many brands out there when it comes to sliders—HavykSliders, Valslides, purple gliders, furniture sliders from your local Bed, Bath & Beyond, paper plates…the list goes on. Depending on your goals and the surface you are working with, I may recommend one option over another.
Here are some of my top slider movements:
Upper body: Push-up Variations. With the sliders under your hands, move one or both hands in a variety of directions while performing a push-up.
Lower body: Lunge Variations. Using one slider under the moving foot, perform reverse and lateral lunge variations.
Torso: Ab Exercises. With each foot on a slider, perform knee tucks, pikes and seal walks.
Here's a simple three-movement routine that targets the lower body, upper body,and torso.