Learn the Basics of the Newest Workout Trend: Slackline Fitness
Gunnar Peterson, fitness trainer for celebrities, is making childhood dreams of joining the circus a reality. Okay, that may be an exaggeration. But, the trainer introduced the slackline fitness trend, which has some semblance to those exciting tight rope circus routines we enjoy watching.
What is slackline fitness?
The routine is also known as slacklining. According to Slackline Industries,
“Slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and usually anchored between two trees. Originating in the climbing world, slacklining has evolved into a cross-trainer, backyard activity and sport all its own.
Slacklining can be traced back to climbing camps in Yosemite during the mid-seventies. Climbers would stay there for weeks blazing new routes and in their time on the ground they started rigging climbing rope to walk across. They found that the activity improved their core strength, balance and movement for climbing – and it was FUN.”
The Newest Workout Trend
These benefits along with the fun factor most probably inspired Peterson to adapt the idea into his workouts. The trainer posts videos and information regarding the technique on his Instagram account, highlighting its benefits.
“There are many benefits to slackline training including improving your balance, core, and building lower body strength. Training should never be boring…It should be fun and challenging! Get out there and switch up your routine!”
No slacking! @paigehathaway @slackind ・・・ It's a Slackline time!! #balance 🏋🏼♀️ Slackline rear lunges with @gunnarfitness – There are many benefits to slackline training including improving your balance, core and building lower body strength! Training should never be boring… It should be fun and challenging! Get out there and switch up your routine! MUSIC 🎶 Kanye West #Fade
Taking note of these health and fitness benefits, a number of people are updating their workouts and giving the technique a try.
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Lisa Tanker, C.P.T., a fitness and lifestyle expert, also encourages trying this incredible core and balance challenge. The slackline routine engages your core, ankles, calves, thighs, and hips. She says,
“Your core comes into play with anything that requires balance, because you have to engage your core to stay stable. It may not be your full workout, but it’s a way to test yourself and try something new.”
Now before you try the slackline fitness trend, make sure you’re using safe materials and follow instructions.