60 minute beginner upper body workout with sliders

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute beginner upper body 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.

60 min read
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Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Pike Press Up
  • Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl
  • Yoga Press Ups
  • Circuit 2
  • Inchworm to Press Up
  • Bottom of Press Up Hold
  • Sliding Reverse Lunge
  • Circuit 3
  • Mountain Climbers with Sliders
  • Deadbugs

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Pike Press Up

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Pike Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Pike Press Up correctly:

  • Create a tripod with your hands and head
  • Do no flare out elbows aggressivly
  • Move slowly with control.

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.

Yoga Press Ups

Complete 9 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Yoga Press Ups

Follow these cues to perform Yoga Press Ups correctly:

  • Use your triceps and shoulders to slide your head toward your feet from the bottom of press up position.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Inchworm to Press Up

Complete 4 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Inchworm to Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Inchworm to Press Up correctly:

  • Walk slowly on the hands taking small steps
  • Keep the elbows close to the body on the press up.

Bottom of Press Up Hold

Complete 20 seconds

Coaching Tips For Bottom of Press Up Hold

Follow these cues to perform Bottom of Press Up Hold correctly:

  • Keep tension in the chest
  • Keep shoulders and hips inline.

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.

Circuit 3

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.

Deadbugs

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Deadbugs

Follow these cues to perform Deadbugs correctly:

  • Ensure lower back is pressed into the floor
  • Do not lower the leg so far that your lower back comes off the floor, only go as far as able while holding a good position.

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