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Mountain Climbers Exercise

Mountain Climbers Exercise

Mountain Climbers are on of those exercises that looks easy at first. Like any core exercise, it can become difficult quick. In addition to core building, Mountain Climbers provide strength and agility. As you get stronger, you can start performing this exercise faster and faster.

  1. Start in a pushup position-hands on floor, wider than shoulder width.
  2. Pull one foot up, underneath you so that your knee is at chest level.
  3. As you pull it forward, bend it in, while the other leg becomes extended.
  4. Alternate foot position rapidly, as if running in place.
  5. Complete eight-twelve reps for each leg. Do 3 sets.

To make the exercise more difficult, you can speed up how fast you climb. This exercise works your core, but also affects your glutes, hamstrings, shoulders and chest. If you have a limited range of motion, you can use stairs, boxes, or other elevated plane to make it easier.

Many athletes and celebs use the Mountain Climbers exercise to tone for their roles:

Here’s a video illustrating how to do Mountain Climbers:

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  1. Wow, this really works your core. I was expecting this to be more of a leg exercise, but it really works your core.

  2. Hi there,

    I have broken my toe and am looking for a modification or an alternative move…any suggestions?


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