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Gliding Discs: A Cheap Way to Enhance Your Workout

written by: Cheryl Gabbert • edited by: KJ Fitness,Ink • updated: 9/30/2009

Gliding discs are all the rage with new fitness gear. If you're on a tight budget, no problem. Gliding discs are cheap too! Here's how gliding discs can fit into your fitness program.

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    Gliding Discs

    Gliding discs are a new fad in the fitness world and they might just be worth trying on for size. Very affordable, you can pick up some gliding discs for around $20 and they come with a dvd too. These discs look a lot like a frisbee, but there are some benefits to using them that make gliding discs well worth the money.

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    Benefits of Using Gliding Discs

    Besides the price, gliding discs offer a more graceful workout. You won't jolt your joints using gliding discs either. Gliding discs offer the benefit of a more fluid and smooth workout. Another benefit of gliding discs is that you can work through an increased range of motion. Flexibility exercises can be performed with a greater range of motion with the discs. Since you are always working to keep your body stable, gliding discs engage the core muscles at all times. Gliding discs can be used to perform both cardiovascular exercises as well as calisthenics and flexibility exercises. Cardiovascular endurance is gained without added stress on the joints, and it's really fun too. Speed skating is one of the more popular cardio moves you can perform with gliding discs. A simple side to side lunge done at a brisk pace is all there is to it, but you'll work your entire lower body as well as your core, while you build cardiovascular endurance.

    There are a variety of fitness videos available that incorporate gliding discs, so you don't need to come up with your own exercises. Just be sure to pick the right gliders for your workout area. There are two different types of gliders, one for carpet, and the other for hard floors. In addition, gliding discs are lightweight, making them easy to take with you when traveling. They can be pulled out of your suitcase, and used right in a hotel room with no problem. For a budget friendly workout, gliding discs make the grade. Not only do they enhance your flexibility and strength training workouts, but gliding discs help provide a new twist to cardiovascular exercise. So if you'd like to get a little extra oomph out of your exercise routine, pick up a pair of gliding discs, and get em' a try.