Yo friends!

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a sweat fest for you on the blog, so I thought I’d drop one off for you today 😉

Over the last week and a half, I’ve had to get a little creative with my workouts. As you may or may not have seen on social media, my boyfriend and I adopted a puppy!

full-body glider workoutShe’s a Formosan Mountain Dog named Lucy, and she came alllll the way from Taiwan! She’s an incredibly sweet, highly intelligent, and VERY active girl, who seems to really really really love her mama! So much so, that I had a tough time being able to leave the apartment to go for a workout for the first week.

We’ve been working on her separation anxiety which, fortunately, is beginning to lessen. But I’m grateful for those days I was house-bound because I came up with some killer new moves and got re-acquainted with my Gliding Discs!

Gliding Discs are a great tool to boost your fitness game. They turn regular lunges into shakey shakey sweat-fests, and similar to a TRX, they really force you to use eeeeverything.

I did this workout one afternoon while I was being held hostage by Lucy, and boy was I ever sore the following day.

You can grab a set of Gliding Discs at your local fitness equipment store or on Amazon. Or if you don’t want to buy anything, dish towels work equally well!

If you’re looking for a quick and efficient sweat fest (which you know I’m all about), set a timer for 15 minutes and go through as many rounds of the following moves as possible, 10 reps of each. Try not to compromise form for speed here, friends! #SafetyFirst 😉

Full-Body Glider Workout

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A few quick notes about your movements:

Glider Reverse Lunge: Keep your weight in your front heel as you slide the opposite leg back. Keeping your front knee directly over your ankle, think about squeezing your front hamstring and back quad together as you rise out of the lunge. Complete all reps on one side before moving to the other.

Glider Mountain Climber: Resist the urge to hike your hips up into the air. Keep ’em in line with the rest of your body and your core will thank you. Side note: I like to do more than 10 on each side of these, sometimes 15, 20, or even 30! But you do what will make you feel like a badass.

Glider Side Squats: Sit your hips back like you’re sitting down in a chair as you slide one leg out to the side. Try to keep the non-sliding knee as stable as possible for the utmost in hip stability. You should really feel this one in your outer hips! (ie. glute medius)

Glider Knee Tucks/Glider Pikes: You’ve got two variations of the same move here. Knee tucks are slightly easier (but don’t let them fool you – they aren’t easy), while the pikes are just a whole other level. Regardless of which option you choose, when your legs are straight, make sure your hips stay in line with your body. No sloppy planks here!

Glider Push-Ups: You’re going to target different areas of your chest with these (and work your core since you’ll be in a plank longer than you would for a normal push-up 😉). If you’d rather do these from your knees you are more than welcome to! All the standard push-up rules apply here.

Tell me – have you ever used Gliding Discs? What’s your favourite way to get your sweat on when you’re stuck at home?

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