On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing the 8 best slider exercises to add to your workout to strengthen your core.
But first, as you know, I’m very skeptical on fitness gadgets.
Call me old school, but the majority of my training incorporates:
When I first heard about these sliders, called the Valslide, I was slightly skeptical.
But when I did my research on the creator, Valerie Waters, I quickly realized she was often featured in fitness magazines, as the trusted trainer to celebrity clients such as Jennifer Garner.
I also saw the list of endorsements from world class trainers such as Michael Boyle.
This quickly ended my skepticism of slider exercises.
However, since I don’t endorse anything I haven’t tried myself, I was excited when Valerie asked me to test the Valslides for myself.
She also included this very thoughtful hand-written note.
Based on this friendly gesture, Valerie’s credibility, and the credibility of all the trainer endorsements, I decided to put the Valslides to work.
Although the Valslides comes with a DVD and instructional guide, being a dude, I did what we do.
I skipped the instructions, got creative, and just had fun by experimenting with these 8 best slider exercises.
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Note: the sliders used in the Instagram video above are not Valslides.
Even though these Valslides look simple, I promise, they are going to kick your butt.
I also receive a lot of viewer requests for workouts that hit the trouble spots.
So these 8 slider exercises target various muscle groups, including the trouble zones many people complain about, including the:
Although diet is so important in reducing overall body fat, these moves are great to strengthen those trouble zones as well.
By simply incorporating the Valslides to these 8 slider exercises, you can apply a different stimulus to your workouts and keep them fresh.
Note: in the exercise images below and the linked exercise video demonstrations, I’m using a different brand of slider.
Click the links below for a step-by-step exercise demonstration of each slider exercise.
Those were just 8 advanced slider exercises that you can include into your workouts to make you sweat.
When you buy the Valslides, you’ll get access to more slider exercises and beginner slider workouts in the included follow along DVD and workout guide.
I’m telling you, these sliders are for real.
#1. Core strength:
You do not need to perform thousands of crunches every day.
Performing thousands of crunches a day is also not the most efficient way to get a flat stomach.
Incorporating more slider exercises can strengthen your core, and all the stabilizers muscles that you don’t hit with crunches.
This will lead to an overall healthier and stronger physique.
The Valslides are small, compact, and can be brought anywhere you travel.
I mostly have hardwood floors in my house, so as you could see in the slider workout video, I completed the slider exercises on a blanket.
Most sliders can only be used on carpet.
It’s a small con, but worth mentioning.
Do I recommend you add slider exercises to your workouts?
Are sliders worth the price?
I wouldn’t talk about these sliders if I didn’t like the product.
There are so many gimmicky fitness products that are absolute junk, but these sliders are not one of them.
I’ll put my name, along with all the other celebrity trainers, behind them.
They only cost around $30 and I promise you, when you put them to use, you won’t regret it.
Here’s a link to buy you own Valslides.
Plus, you’ll be seeing me incorporate more slider exercises into the workouts I post on our Live Lean TV YouTube channel.
I’m exhausted, but first, it’s time for my post workout protein shake.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.