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Core and Legs At Home Slides Workout

Core and Legs At Home Slides Workout

Core and Legs

Core and Legs are my favorite muscle groups to work on. It has taken a long time and a lot of different exercises for my core to get to what it is. Its not perfect but I am so happy with where I am right now. I will continue to work on core because I am working on my flexibility and I want to be strong! A lot of people do not like to crunches all the time so we are going to change it up! And an added bonus to this workout? You will work your shoulders!! YES! This workout is so fun even your kids will love it!!

 

Have you ever heard of slides?

No? Yes! Well, slides are a great addition to your workout because they add resistance! Slides are small discs that you can put under your feet to “slide” across the floor. Well, you can get the same resistance and ability to slide at home without slides! WHAT?? How?? Well, if you have hardwood floors, you can use socks! Take off those shoes and just wear your socks for this workout!

But, what if you don’t have hardwood floors or you don’t want to workout in your kitchen (or bathroom)? If the room you do your at home workouts in is carpeted, you can use paper plates! The paper plates will slide on the carpet with the same resistance as sliders!

If you want to get slides, you definitely can. I will not stop you. I just wanted to give you options without needing to buy something, if you don’t want to! 🙂 But I will be honest with you, I have no idea which brand of slids are the best because when I do a slides workout, I just use my socks.

 

This Core and Leg Workout

This workout will be fun. Don’t worry if you balance isn’t fully there, just have fun with it. I mean you get to workout in socks, how can you not have fun with that?? For this workout, you will do 3 sets of every exercise. You will do 10-12 reps of every exercise, per side. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down! This workout can be done in less than 25 minutes! Looking to work those muscles more? Add more reps. Want to add weights, go ahead! You can make this workout as difficult as you want!

 

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Step by Step Instructions

Reverse Lunges

  • First, standing tall, bend left leg
  • Then pushing through your toes (keeping your feet on the ground) slide back to a lunge with right leg bent
  • Squeezing glutes and keeping feet on the ground, slide back up to standing
  • Repeat 10-12 times
  • Then switch legs

Curtsy Lunges

  • First, standing tall, bend left leg
  • Next, keeping toes on the ground, slide back at a diagonal behind right leg
  • Then, squeezing glutes and keeping toes on the ground, slide back up to standing
  • Repeat 10-12 times
  • The switch legs

Lateral Lunges

  • First, standing tall, bend left leg
  • Then, slide left leg out to left side, bending right leg
  • Keeping left foot on floor, slide up to standing
  • Repeat 10-12 times
  • Then switch legs

Hamstring Curls

  • First, lay on back with feet 6 inches from butt
  • Next, lift butt off the floor
  • Then, pushing through heels, slide feet out
  • Make sure you are still hovering off the ground (if cannot keep lifted, you can lower down to the ground)
  • Then slide feet back towards butt, pushing through heels
  • Repeat 10-12 times

Plank Jacks

  • First, start in high plank position with hands under shoulders
  • Then, slide feet out to each side
  • Next, slide feet back
  • Repeat 10-12 times

Pike

  • First, start in high plank position with hands under shoulders
  • Then, slide feet up towards arms
  • Try to keep your legs straight
  • Slowly slide back to plank position
  • Repeat 10-12 times

Mountain Climbers

  • First, start in high plank position with hands under shoulders
  • Then, slide left foot up bringing left knee in between arms
  • Slide left foot back
  • Switch to right foot
  • Repeat 10-12 times (each side)

Knee to Elbow

  • First, start in high plank position with hands under shoulders
  • Then slide left foot out to your slide bringing left knee to outside left elbow
  • Slide left foot back
  • Switch to right foot
  • Repeat 10-12 times (each side)

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