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A sliding workout mat impairs your ability to exercise.
It can be tough to execute your workout if your exercise mat won't stay put. Stopping to reposition your workout mat can damage the groove you've gotten into and cause your heart rate to decrease slightly as you stop to move it back into place. A sliding mat also increases your risk of injury. Fortunately, you don't have to put up with this bothersome aspect of exercising if you take certain precautions to keep the mat right where you want it for as long as it you want it there.
Add No-Slip Backing
Install no-skid rug backing on the underside of your workout mat. This backing is designed to keep area rugs in place, but the sticky texture of the product can also keep your workout mat from sliding around while you're exercising. If you don't want to put the backing on your exercise mat, install it on the back of an area rug or large towel and set your workout mat on top of the rug or towel when you're doing your exercises. These no-skid rug backings are available at flooring stores and many home improvement stores as well.
Invest in a Quality Mat
Invest in a product specifically designed to keep exercise mats in place. Examples include strips of hook-and-eye-type material that sticks to carpet and squares of vinyl-type material designed to stick to shiny surfaces such as wood and tile floors. These products are available at most sports and recreation stores.
Keep It Clean
Wash your workout mat regularly. A mat that's coated with sweat, dust and dirt is more likely to slide around while you're exercising. Wipe your mat with a wet cloth after your workout session and let it dry thoroughly. If you're working out on a wood or tile floor, keeping the floor clean can also help.
Look for a mat that's specifically made to stay in place - if you're in the market for a new workout mat, that is. Anti-slip workout mats usually have a sticky texture on the bottom or are made from a textured foam material that tends to adhere to the surface it's set on.
Items you will need
No-skid rug backing
Anti-slip tape or squares
Try using a piece of thick carpet as an exercise mat in a pinch.
Don't exercise on a mat that slides and slips around. This increases your risk of falling or otherwise hurting yourself. If your mat won't stop moving, purchase a new mat that will stay put.