Slide Boards: The New Alternative Workout

Slide boarding has been used in the US for a long time now, and it has mostly been used by sports athletes that train for winter sports, so this can include people who ski, people who play ice hockey and so on. This is because it is seen as a means to build strength, endurance, and balance on slippery surfaces. Slide boards are now beginning to gain momentum throughout different parts of the world and are now being used by the average Joe as a form of a workout as well.

A slide board consists of a rectangular shaped board that has bumpers on its two ends and has a very smooth and slick surface. The person using the slide board at the time has to wear specialized “booties” over your usual shoes, and then move around on the board with the help of those booties that end up making it slick enough for you to move and slide on the board as well.

Slide boarding is considered to be a great alternative exercise plan that can be beneficial to people of all ages. In terms of how effective it is, using an excercise slide board is great for a number of areas of the body, but it is especially affecting in toning and shaping the glutes, inner thigh and the overall leg muscles as well. So, if you are looking to seriously tone and shape your lower body, then slide boarding can be the solution for you. Slide boarding requires a bit of guidance for the first few sessions, and it is strongly advised that you have a professional or a trainer watch over you and make sure that your form is correct and that you do not end up slipping or potentially injuring yourself.