If you’re tired of your usual exercise routine, grab a towel and challenge yourself with some spicy moves. A towel acts as extra resistance as you push hard to keep it on the floor during exercises. And don’t let it fool you, a towel will really crank up the intensity of your workout.
It does the same things ab sliders do, but in case you don’t have some on hand, a towel will do. Plus, you get to clean your floors a little.
Keep your core engaged and your back straight throughout the entire exercise. Make sure your front knee is not caving and keep it straight in front of you. Don’t forget to breathe.
Great for the gym and home workouts.
Keep your core engaged throughout the entire exercise and don’t compromise your form. Repeat 12-15 times on each leg.
Work your abs and your hamstrings.
Keep your thighs engaged the entire time and use make sure your left leg is strong and stabile. You can choose to keep your left leg extended and really work on your inner thighs or slightly bend it and feel the exercise in your left glute as well.
Do 10 rounds before switching over to the other leg.
This ab roller features an extra-wide design for added stability and is made of a soft material that is suitable for all floor types, including hardwood and carpeted.
Keep your core engaged and use the power from your abs to slide the towel without lifting your hips too much. Do 15-20 knee tucks and relax. Repeat two more times if you’re up for it.
The unique hexagon design provides better surface and grip.
Repeat 12-15 times and then do the same on the left leg. This is a great exercise for increasing your range of motion and improving the mobility of your hips so really focus on bringing the foot as close to your hands as possible.
Microfiber cooling towel
Perfect for after-gym cooldown or as an ab slider if you don't have any.
This is one of the most challenging exercises you can do with a towel, so don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t really work on the first go. Aim for 10 repetitions but if you can even muster up five that’s great for starters.
If this feels really impossible for you, leave your hips on the floor and simply work on bringing the towel as close to your sitting bones as possible by contracting your hamstrings.
Extra-Thick Yoga Mat
For all types of workouts.
Sometimes the best workouts happen when you just get creative. Try these exercises next time you get bored with your workouts and if you happen to have a phone with you, check out some of these awesome fitness apps.