Slim and super portable, Valslides pack a big toning punch. By performing exercises with these gliding tools under your palms, knees, or feet, you can work an area from every angle—a basic lunge, for example, is transformed into a challenging 360-degree move. This not only fires up more muscle fibers to sculpt an area faster, but it also improves your joint stability and range of motion.
Best of all, Valslides are totally versatile, meaning you can modify most bodyweight exercises yourself, no trainer necessary. To get you started, we handpicked five of our favorite sculpting moves to help you slide into a smaller size in no time.
Mountain-Climbers (pictured; works arms, core, and legs)
Get on hands (wrists aligned under shoulders) and toes so body is straight from head to heels, and each foot is on a Valslide. Lift hips slightly and slide right knee toward right elbow. Slide back to start. Slide left knee toward right elbow. Continue alternating.
Wax On/Wax Off (works arms, shoulders, and core)
Start in pushup position with the Valslide under right hand. Pull in abs so body is aligned from head to knees. Moveyour right hand in counterclockwise circles for 30 seconds, then do clockwise circles for 30 seconds. Return to starting position with Valslide under left hand, and repeat with left hand.
Sliding Pushup (works chest, triceps, shoulders, legs, butt, and core)
Start in pushup position with toes and hands resting on the foam side of a slide. Pull in abs so body is aligned from head to knees. Draw right knee in and extend it as you draw left knee in and then out. Next, slowly slide one arm out to the side as you lower chest toward floor. Draw arm in as you press up and repeat with other arm.
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Bridge Bracer (works core, butt, and hamstrings)
Lie faceup with knees bent 90 degrees and a Valslide under each foot, hip-width apart, and arms extended at sides. Pull in abs and raise hips until body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders. Slowly extend legs until hips are an inch off the floor. Reverse direction to return to starting position.
Sliding Thigh Toner (works legs and butt)
Stand with left foot on a Valslide, arms at sides. Raise arms in front of you to chest height, palms facing floor, as you slide left foot out and squat. Straighten right leg as you pull left leg to center to return to the start position. Switch sides to complete set.