HOW TO DO A SKATER SLIDES EXERCISE

The slide board entered the fitness arena in the 1990s, but never gained popularity. An article in “American Fitness” details the reasons for its failure. Some of the interviewed instructors explained that unless the participants were speed skaters, the lateral gliding movements seemed unnatural. New participants became frustrated when they discovered that they lacked the inner thigh strength to propel their bodies across the board. This lack of strength is exactly why lateral slide training is crucial for preventing injuries and enhancing athleticism.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE

1. Place a gym mat on the floor and remove your shoes but keep your socks on.
2. Stand to one side of the gym mat.
3. Slide your leg sidewards and glide along the mat until you reach the other end.
4. Repeat with the other leg to slide back to the start position.

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