Fun with Furniture Sliders – Wheelbarrow Walk
Written by Michele Vieux
Are you limited on space, equipment or time? Need some ideas for travel workouts? Maybe you’re just looking for something new to incorporate into your routine. Behold, the furniture slider! It’s not just for moving furniture anymore! These babies are inexpensive, take up only a sliver of space in a suitcase, and pack a punch when it comes to the things you can do with them.
Today’s exercise is the Furniture Slider Wheelbarrow Walk. Benefits of this exercise are shoulder strength and stability, tricep work, and midline/abs. You will need two sliders for this drill as well as a partner – here’s how to set it up:
Step 1: Get yourself into a perfect plank with a furniture slider under each hand. Make sure your shoulders are externally rotated (elbow pits forward).
Step 2: Have your partner stand at your feet and grab ahold of your legs at the ankles.
Step 3: Brace your belly and glutes then have your partner lift your legs off the ground. If you are unable to maintain a good hollow position then have your partner move their hands closer to your knees.
Step 4: Have your partner walk forward while you press into the ground, keeping your arms straight and in external rotation.
Amazon.com sells 4-packs of the large sliders for $10 so this is a cost-effective solution for equipment. Stay tuned for more fun with Furniture Sliders in the upcoming weeks!