5 Slackline Exercises for your Workout RoutinePosted by Team Marketing on
Slacklining is a great activity to improve your balance, sharpen your focus, get you outside, or simply have fun with friends. But, did you know that it’s also a great tool to strengthen your core and other body parts? Here are 5 fun exercises you can add to your slackline routine.
Looking to strengthen your triceps? Perform tricep dips by following these steps:
- Place your palms on the slackline, shoulder-width apart.
- Put your feet shoulder width apart and slide your hips off the edge while bending your knees at a 90-degree angle.
- Bend your elbows and lower your body until your arms form a 90-degree angle.
- Push yourself back up and straighten your arms.
Push-ups with a twist, spiderman push-ups are a variation of the traditional push-ups. Follow these steps to perform them:
- Place your feet on the slackline and start in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart, and your shoulders over wrists. Your shoulders should be aligned with the rest of your body.
- While you lower your body in the direction of the ground, start bringing your left knee towards your left elbow.
- Push yourself back up and return your left leg to its original position.
- Start over with the right leg.
A great add-on to your routine, this exercise builds strength and tones your lower body. Here’s how to do a lunge:
- Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart.
- Place your right foot on the slackline and your left foot on the ground.
- Lower your body until your right thigh is parallel to the floor and your knee is directly over your ankle.
- Push up through your right heel to return to the starting position.
- Do the same with the other side.
A little more advanced? For a greater challenge, add weights to the mix.
The plank is great as it strengthens your core muscles and improves balance. To do the plank follow these steps:
- Place your forearms on your slackline at shoulder-with.
- Shift your body forward on the balls of your feet and your shoulders are in line with your elbows (you should form a 90-degree angle).
- Stay as long as wanted.
Feeling up for a bigger challenge? Try a plank twist with weights instead. To do so, lower your body into a plank position by placing your hands on the ground, shoulder-width apart. Then, twist your torso upwards while lifting your arm with the weight towards the sky. Now twist your arm and torso back to the ground, and alternate with the other side.