A Glider Workout for a Healthier You
Need a seriously badass workout? Grab a glider or a hand towel and give this workout a try. Trust me, using the glider/towel will make you concentrate on your core stability and really helps to effectively utilize and work your muscles!
Your Glider Workout
Glider Yoga ™ is the perfect blend of cardio and yoga that will keep your heart rate up, burn calories and tone your whole body. Glider Yoga ™ incorporates the balance and stability movements of yoga with the hard-hitting cardiovascular benefits of a glider workout.
Each movement, using Glider discs or hand towels, is designed to give you a total body workout.
This move targets the core, hamstrings and glutes. Place the gliding discs (or small towels) under your feet to start. Then lay on your back with your knees bent and feet about hips apart. Lift your hips up and glide your right leg out. Repeat on the other side. Do 10-20 reps. For added challenge, extend both feet at the same time.
Warrior 2 Skater Lunges
This move targets the core, quads, hamstrings and glutes. Place the gliding discs under your feet and as you exhale, glide your right leg out as you bend your left leg, hold (about 2-3 seconds) and then quickly glide your right leg in towards your left for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side. For extra challenge, hold arms out in a “T” (this will engage your core and shoulders) or up over your head.
This move targets the core, shoulders, arms and back. Start on your knees on the top edge of your mat in a tabletop position and place the gliding discs underneath your hands. Glide both hands out in front of you with a straight spine and then glide them back towards start. Go only as low as you can go while still keeping your spine straight. For extra challenge, hold the extension for 2-3 seconds before gliding back.
This move targets core, quads, hamstrings and glutes. Start with the gliders under both feet. Glide the right foot behind you at a slight angle as the left knee bends and hold for 2-3 seconds. Then keeping the bend in your left knee and using your abdominal muscles for control) glide your right foot in quickly towards your left 5-10 times. Repeat on the other side. For extra challenge, hold arms out in a “T” (this will engage your core and shoulders) or up over your head.
Talk about a core-crushing workout (and total body in general).
This takes some serious core stability to be able to control your movements while sliding on the glider/towel! Give it a shot and let us know how it goes in the comments below!
Until then, check out some of our other expert workouts!
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