CoreFlex4D Exercise Tutorial - SINGLE LEG SLIDE TO THE SIDE

November 01, 2023

What are Single Leg Slides to the Side?

The Single Leg Slides to the Side on the CoreFlex4D are a challenging and very effective exercise which involves upper body stabilization along with sliding leg movements that further engage the stabilizing muscles, while working the hip flexors and glutes.

Why do Single Leg Slides to the Side?

Since this exercise involves both the upper and lower body, including a side movement which engages the stabilizing muscles more than usual, this exercise creates significant stimulation of the entire abs & core region, and specifically the Lower Obliques, which are very important for that full, natural looking, toned abs look and feel.

Additionally, the side leg movement improves flexibility, and works the hip flexors and glutes, which are important for mobility, stability, and posture. 

How to do Single Leg Slides to the Side?

For this exercise you will need the CoreFlex4D and a pair of Core Sliders.

Start in the standard plank position on the CoreFlex4D - forearms on the arm rests, hands holding on to the bar, and the toes of each foot on the Core Sliders.

Keeping your left leg straight, extend it out to the side as far as you can comfortably go, hold for a bit, and return your leg to its starting position. Repeat the movement with your other leg.

Pro tips
  1. Increase the difficulty of the exercise by positioning the CoreFlex4D further out from your body. The further out it is, the tougher it will be. In any case, your elbows should right under your shoulders, or further out - do not allow them to get closer to your body than your shoulder line.
  2. Make sure your body and legs stay as straight as possible throughout the movement.
  3. Start with 10 reps (10 slides with each leg) then increase the number of reps if you can.