45 minute beginner upper back workout with sliders

Here's everything you need to try our 45 minute beginner 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.

45 min read
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Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
01/04/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Mountain Climbers with Sliders
  • Circuit 2
  • Sliding Reverse Lunge
  • Superman Hold
  • Circuit 3
  • Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl
  • Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Mountain Climbers with Sliders

Complete 15 repetitions

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.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Sliding Reverse Lunge

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Sliding Reverse Lunge

Follow these cues to perform Sliding Reverse Lunge correctly:

  • Slowly slide one leg back bringing the back knee to the floor
  • Keep the front knee fixed over the ankle
  • Keep torso angle slightly forward but in a fixed position throughout.

Superman Hold

Complete 30 seconds

The superman hold is one of the most effective lumbar stability core variations.

Benefits of Superman Hold

The main benefit of the superman hold is its ability to gain strength and endurance in the muscles of the lumbar spine including the erector spinae.

How To Do Superman Hold

  1. Lye with the chest on the floor.
  2. Use the muscle in the lumbar spine (lower back) to lift the legs and arms.
  3. Keep the legs together and tense the glutes as much as able.

Coaching Tips For Superman Hold

Follow these cues to perform Superman Hold correctly:

  • Keep feet and hands close together
  • Squeeze the glutes and keep tension throughout the hold.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl

Complete 4 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl

Follow these cues to perform Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl correctly:

  • Try and stay as stable as possible throughout with as little movement as possible.

Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise correctly:

  • Keep the hips as high as able
  • Slowly lift the leg to its end range and bring to the starting position.

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