Flex Your Abs : Day 2 - Sliding Pike Exercise

Flex Your Abs : Day 2 - Sliding Pike Exercise

Today’s post doesn’t require expensive equipment. I used furniture sliders from the Dollar Store. These simple foot plates slide so easily on carpet and ultimately, improve core strength.

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Sliding Pike

Starting position

Flex Your Abs: Day 2

Sliding Pike Exercise

Benefits:

  • While targeting your core strength, the sliding pike will improve your posture, balance and general flexibility. 

  • On carpet, these furniture gliders are appropriate. For hardwood floors, you can use a kitchen towel or even a paper plate under each foot.

How to:

  1. Start in a plank position with feet positioned on the sliders or kitchen linen.

  2. Slowly raise your hips and pull your toes up towards your hands without bending your knees. At the peak of the exercise, your body is like an inverted V and you may feel a stretch in your hamstrings. Hold the pike for a couple of seconds, then slide your feet back to the starting position.

  3. Make sure you keep your head in line with your spine and your core tight throughout the motion. 

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Pike hold

Final position

Flex Your Abs: Day 3 V-Sit Variation

Flex Your Abs: Day 3 V-Sit Variation

Week 2 : Flex Your Abs - Day 1 HARD-Core Exercises

Week 2 : Flex Your Abs - Day 1 HARD-Core Exercises