Exercise Guide

Sliding Cobra

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Latissimus Dorsi, Lower Back, Glutes
Triceps, Rectus Abdominis, Obliques, Hamstrings
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required:Towel
level:Normal
type:Strength
Variations available (8)
Starting PositionExecution
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution (Alternative)

General and Specifics

  • if you have issues with your back, leave out this exercise

Starting Position

  • place a folded towel on the floor
  • lay in front of it with stretched out arms and position the hands about shoulder width apart on it
  • your body completely lies on the floor

Correct Execution

  • put pressure on the towel and slide to the middle of the body
  • bend your elbows while sliding
  • your chest erects and points forward now
  • your back is arched
  • always hold the head in extension to the spine
  • the hip has contact to the ground the whole time, the motion only happens in the upper body area
  • afterwards, slide back to where you started
  • do several reps

tip for the workout

  • you can also do it with one arm only, if the exercise is too easy for you
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