Try This Total-Body Sliders Workout on Any Hard Surface at Home
Roll up your yoga mat and put your dumbbells to the side — this at-home routine is all about utilising sliders for a low-impact, total-body workout. According to Stef Corgel, a NASM-certified personal trainer and Tone It Up App trainer, slider discs are one of the most effective exercise tools.
"Sliders can be used to achieve a total-body burn or to target smaller, more specific stabilizing muscles," she said.
When you use sliders, you're not only working on stability but also your endurance and flexibility. Sending love to your aching joints, sliders eliminate the impact or pounding on the body sometimes experienced in higher-intensity exercises, Corgel explained.
If you already own a set of sliders, the only other things you need to do are break out your favourite leggings and secure a space on a flat, hard surface — this will allow the slider to glide across the floor with ease. However, Tone It Up's Slide 'N Sculpt Discs ($13) are designed to be used on carpet, too.
After completing the warmup below, follow along with Corgel's total-body slider workout to feel the burn.
- Bodyweight squats. Repeat for 12 reps.
- Walk-outs to plank. Perform four slow mountain climbers — sliders on feet. Repeat for six reps.
- Cat-Cow pose. Repeat for 12 cycles.
- Downward Dog pose. Touch hand to opposite toe. Repeat for 12 reps.
- Child's pose. Thread the needle with your right arm. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat with left arm. Hold for 20 seconds.