Mountain Climber

Exercise / Abs, Cardio

Mountain Climber

Mountain Climbers are a dynamic exercise that primarily targets the core muscles, including the abdominals, obliques, and hip flexors. Mountain Climbers are typically performed at a fast pace to increase the cardiovascular intensity. However, you can also modify the speed to match your fitness level and goals.

How to do:

Mountain Climber

1- Assume a normal press-up position with your weight on your hands and toes, your back and legs straight, and your hands shoulder-width apart.

2- In one quick but controlled movement, bring your right knee up toward your chest, placing the ball of your right foot on the floor at the edge of the movement.

3- Lightly spring up with your legs and switch feet, bringing your left foot up toward your chest as you push back with the right. Continue alternating your feet for the required number of reps, then relax to the start position.

Mountain Climber Benefits

  • Mountain climber are an effective cardio and core strengthening workout. It can help you strengthen and develop both upper and lower body muscles.
  • Being a multi-functional movement, this exercise targets not only your abdominal muscles but also the spine and buttocks. Mountain climber strengthens and tightens your entire body, improves your posture and balance, reduces body fat and can help speed up your metabolism.
  • Mountain climbers are beneficial for your health because they combine cardiovascular fitness with strength training. Because fast strides increase your heart rate, they can also increase your cardiovascular fitness.

The Mountain Climber Muscles Worked

Target - Rectus Abdominis
Stabilizers - Obliques
Stabilizers - Iliopsoas
Stabilizers - Quadriceps
Stabilizers - Tensor Fasciae Latae
Stabilizers - Sartorius
Stabilizers - Pectoralis major
Stabilizers - Serratus Anterior
Antagonist Stabilizers - Erector Spinae
Antagonist Stabilizers - Trapezius
Antagonist Stabilizers - Rhomboids
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