Build Muscle for $9.96
Unique Training Equipment That is Cheap and Effective
Sometimes the motivation is there but the money isn’t. Trainers and coaches don’t always have a big budget to go along with their big dreams. Dreams of owning the best equipment or the best facility.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t always need to have the best of everything to get RESULTS. As with every exercise having an alternative, so too is there an alternative to the fanciest equipment.
We here at Diesel have known this for years. We’ve built athletes over the years with little to no fancy stuff.
Just hard work and the motivation to always innovate.
Here is a 4-pack of furniture sliders that I picked up from Lowe’s. The cost was only $9.96. Pretty incredible!
You can use these immediately in your strength program and GET BIG RESULTS!
Now, we’ve been using these for the past 2 weeks and I have to say, I am really impressed. Whenever we move from an exercise where we use the slider back to the “regular” movement, it becomes much easier. For example, backward lunges on the slider require so much more stability and balance, when you perform a bodyweight lunge, it becomes easy.
More stability in an unstable environment requires a back and forth of tension and relaxation. It is a skill. But when developed, this skill has huge returns. The need for tension for the big, compound lifts can be optimized and developed with these types of movements.
Cool Exercises With the Sliders
Push-up Pike Ups
Some other exercises:
- hand walking for distance or time
- push-up pike-ups
- push-up reaches in all directions
- ab roll-outs
- backward lunges
- glute bridge in hamstring curls
- quad squat into sit-through push-up
Other Benefits of Sliders
They are really cheap and portable. If you run a bootcamp, you can buy a bunch of them and start using them right away. The people who attend the bootcamp will really like how different the movements are, and it will keep the session fun.
Want an Even Cheaper Alternative?
If you don’t have $9.96 in the bank, no problem at all. Here are two really cheap substitutes!
For Hard Surfaces – a small hand towel, used under each hand or foot, can be used just like a slider on hard surfaces
For Carpeted Surfaces – an upside down frisbee can be used as a substitute for sliders on a carpeted area.
Homemade, Cheap Equipment for Real Muscle
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