Mountain Climber

What is a Mountain Climber?

The Mountain Climber is a bodyweight exercise that serve as a great full-body workout. This plyometric plank movement does it all: increases core strength, defines the shoulders, chest and upper back, works the quads and glutes -- all while raising the heart rate.

How do you do Mountain Climber?

  • Step 1

    Start from a high plank position with your hands stacked directly under your shoulders.

  • Step 2

    Drive one knee forward toward your chest while engaging your abs.

  • Step 3

    Return to your plank position, then drive the knee of your opposite foot in. Repeat the movement, alternating legs and speeding up your movements.

How do you modify a Mountain Climber?

  • Mountain Climber for Beginners

  • Advanced Mountain Climber

  • Mountain Climber for Weak Wrists

What are the benefits of Mountain Climber?

  • Leg Strength

  • Glute Strength

  • Core Strength

Expert opinion

Mountain climbers are a full-body, calisthenic exercise that challenge your balance, strength and coordination.

They can elevate your heart rate to get a cardio aspect while strengthening your upper, mid and lower body.

Bri Sexton,Blast in Atlanta

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