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3 REASONS SLIDEZ ARE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR ROUTINE

In the majority of weight room sessions at EXOS you’ll see our performance specialists use the SKLZ Slidez to supplement movements as part of strength training. When the EXOS performance innovation team worked with SKLZ to develop the Slidez, we recommended features that we feel differentiate the Slidez from other sliding tools. Here are the three things that make Slidez a great choice (plus add the strength-boosting movements below to your routine).

  • They connect. The Slidez connect to create stability, which allows for the completion of a challenging movement, such as the Leg Curl - 2 Leg Up 1 Leg Down, to develop strength in your low back, hamstrings, and glutes.
  • They’re bigger. Other products tend to be smaller, like furniture movers. This is a problem for athletes with big hands and feet, which can slide off of the product. The Slidez larger size helps solve this issue.
  • They work on carpet or asphalt. Slidez are made out of material that’s intended to make them useful on carpet, asphalt, artificial turf, and jogging or gym surfaces.

Leg Curl – 2 Legs Up 1 Leg Down

  • Connect the Slidez together. Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your heels on top of the Slidez.
  • Lift your hips until your body is in a straight line from ankles to shoulders.
  • Keeping your hips tall and your toes pulled up toward your shins, pull the Slidez toward your butt with your heels.
  • Lift one leg off the Slidez and slowly extend your other leg to return the Slidez back out.
  • When your leg is straight, place your other leg back on the Slidez.
  • Repeat the movement, using the other leg to return the Slidez back out.
  • Continue alternating to complete the set.

Coaching tip
Don’t let your hips drop as you pull your heels toward your butt.

Feel it
Working your glutes and hamstrings.

Pushup – w/ Arm Reach

  • Start in a pushup position and your hands on the Slidez positioned under your shoulders.
  • Keeping your torso stable and your back flat, lower your chest to the floor and slide one hand forward from the starting position as far as you can.
  • Reverse the movement pattern to the starting position.
  • Continue for the remainder of the set.

Coaching tip
Gradually use a wider range of motion as you progress. If your back starts to arch, shorten the range of motion.

Feel it
Working your chest, torso, and shoulders.

Pikes

  • Start in a pushup position with your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and each foot on a Slidez on the floor, hip-width apart.
  • Keeping your torso stable and legs straight, hinge at your waist slowly drawing both feet toward your chest.
  • Return your feet to the starting position.
  • Continue for the remainder of the set.

Coaching tip
Perform the movement slowly, keeping your abdominals tight.

Feel it
Working your shoulders, abdominals, and torso.

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