30 minute intermediate upper back workout with sliders

Here's everything you need to try our 30 minute intermediate upper back workout with sliders. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

30 min read
Sean Klein
Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
16/05/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Slider Knee Tucks
  • Mountain Climbers with Sliders
  • Slider Side to Side Push Ups
  • Circuit 2
  • Alternating Slider Plank Circles
  • Single Leg Slider Hamstring Curls

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Slider Knee Tucks

Complete 12 repetitions

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Core
Trunk
Anterior Core

Coaching Tips For Slider Knee Tucks

Follow these cues to perform Slider Knee Tucks correctly:

  • Slowly bring the knees to the chest
  • Do not use momentum
  • Maintain tension in the abdominals throughout.

Mountain Climbers with Sliders

Complete 25 repetitions

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Core
Trunk
Anterior Core

Mountain climbers with sliders are an excellent anterior core exercise that should be performed by both athletes and general population clients.

Benefits of Mountain Climbers with Sliders

The main benefits of mountain climbers with sliders is gaining both strength and endurance in the anterior core muscles. It may also give some secondary benefits for beginners who are not adapted to taking their own body weight in the top of press up position.

How To Do Mountain Climbers with Sliders

  1. Start in the top of press up position with the feet on sliders.
  2. Keep one leg straight while you bring the other knee towards the chest.
  3. Once the knee is as close to the elbow as able, alternate the legs and bring the other knee to the chest while you straighten the other leg.
  4. Ensure a tight core position is held throughout the movement.

Coaching Tips For Mountain Climbers with Sliders

Follow these cues to perform Mountain Climbers with Sliders correctly:

  • Maintain a slightly rounded back throughout in order to keep tension in the abdominals
  • Move slowly with control.

Slider Side to Side Push Ups

Complete 6 repetitions

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Secondary
Upper Body
Horizontal Press

Coaching Tips For Slider Side to Side Push Ups

Follow these cues to perform Slider Side to Side Push Ups correctly:

  • Create a lot of tension in the side that is pressing
  • Try and use a single arm as much as possible and the other as a guide
  • Bring the chest all the way to the floor
  • Alternate between sides.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Alternating Slider Plank Circles

Complete 6 repetitions

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Core
Trunk
Anterior Core

Coaching Tips For Alternating Slider Plank Circles

Follow these cues to perform Alternating Slider Plank Circles correctly:

  • Slowly transition your weight onto one hand and draw a circle with the other hand
  • Keep hips and shoulders square throughout the movement.

Single Leg Slider Hamstring Curls

Complete 10 repetitions

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Secondary
Lower Body
Hip Dominant

Coaching Tips For Single Leg Slider Hamstring Curls

Follow these cues to perform Single Leg Slider Hamstring Curls correctly:

  • Create a lot of tension in the hamstring before attempting the curl
  • Only go as far as you feel comfortable.

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