Are there slider exercises for the legs? When it comes to slider exercises, you can easily relate them to core exercises. But have you tried them for legs? From my point of view, I can see the similarities between Pilates and Barre workouts with slider exercises. You can also say that they both involve movement. Sliders are light and small fitness props that help to enhance any exercise movement. Opportunities to explore have once more been brought to you if you’ve been looking for an extra challenge for just your legs. There are some easy tools to ramp up your workout intensity. One advantage of using sliders is that as they are slippery, you’ll be obliged to engage your leg muscles during your workout sessions with a stable body to see that you’ll really sweat it out.
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Just in case you can’t find a Slider to purchase, you can make use of simpler techniques. The COVID or stay-at-home era exposed us to many fun replacements for sliders. You can use a small towel on a hard floor and you are good to go. Here are 4 best slider exercises for legs below:
- Slider Sweeps
There are a few things to keep in mind for the slider sweeps. If you are doing this, you need a chair next to you for balance or support. Just let your legs do the slide sweeping while your shoulders are kept over your hips.
- Slider Dips
Watching this, you can see that it’s fun! Exercising that isn’t fun is boring and can be tiring. Start with standing with the left hip using a stool as support. Be sure to rest the weight on the right hip. You can repeat and switch sides for the slider dips.
- Slider Lunges
In a standing position and with a stool or chair as a support, place a slider or a towel under one of your feet on a hard floor. When bending the left leg, slide with the other, and ensure your arms are straight behind you. Slide your leg forward depending on whichever leg you intend to start with to the default standing point to complete one rep. Repeat the slider lunges motion for at least 10 reps and then go ahead to switch to the other leg. If you want you can add more intensity to it or use weights depending on your preference.
- Slider Side Lunge
Place one foot on a mat and the other on your preferred slider (slider or towel) on the hard floor. Bend the leg on the mat to a squat and the other on your slider to slide to the side. Get your core to work and bring both hands to your heart while sliding and squatting. Keep the legs straight while sliding back. Repeat this and switch for the other legs.
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