Mountain Climbers (exercise) – My YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3dDSiBavzo

Today I found myself doing of the many exercises that I do not like having to do, and that is mountain climbers. However, my program calls for them and I will not deny the power mountain climbers have when it comes to cardio and endurance training. I find that this exercise depending on the speed or the length of time you do them, can really challenge that cardiovascular system and not to mention builds some strength in those legs as well. I will be posting my workouts from yesterday and today so you have an idea as to what I have been up to. 

So without further ado, MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS!

 

How to perform mountain climbers:

 
  1. Begin in the push up position, weight supported by your hands and toes. Flexing the knee and hip, bring one leg until the knee is under the hip. Starting position. 
  2. Explosively reverse the positions of your legs, extending the bent leg until the leg is straight and supported by the toe. Bring the other foot with the hip and knee flexed. 
  3. Repeat for the recommended repetitions

What Muscles Are being effected:

  • Increases core strength
  • Improves cardiovascular endurance
  • thighs
  • butt

My overall thoughts on this particular exercise is, it looks easy and super simple but it does a whole lot – it definitely will challenge your endurance and cardiovascular system and you will feel it. While I am not a fan of this exercise, I recommend implementing in your workouts, you will see some good results from it. I would recommend talking with a medical doctor if you have prior injuries or conditions that could prohibit you from performing this movement

 

Let me know in the comment section, if you do this exercise. 

 

Fitness Wonderwoman,

Shay-lon xo

Published by WonderWoman & Fit

You can assume I have a love for fitness & a love for Wonderwoman -- both assumptions are correct. I am an ACSM certified personal trainer of 7+ years -- I currently reside in Ohio and live a simplistic life at the age of 29. If I am not lifting, I am eating, sleeping, traveling, exploring, or movie watching. I recently moved during a pandemic, now I am focused on self care (self love), building a business of my own in personal training, becoming a professional blogger, starting a podcast and doing things that make me happy! I am a sister, daughter, and loyal friend --- I love everyone's dog and I am on a mission to pet as many dogs as possible everywhere I go! LOL. My mission is to talk health (physical/mental), design programming, motivational speak, learn, grow, prosper, build others and make as many people smile as possible because I want nothing more than to be the change I seek in the world.

7 thoughts on “Mountain Climbers (exercise) – My YouTube Video

  1. I don’t do this exercise, but anything involving core and hips is difficult for me. I focus on trying the exercise until I can’t. Then I push farther the next day. Then I try again the next week, while working on my staying limber.

    I’m not a fitness person, but I agree, push yourself as much as you can.

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    1. Yes, I recommend that people do what they can because we are all at different fitness levels. I tend to have tight hips all the time and so certain exercises are more difficult for me. I like that you still up it every week or daily, that is all that counts. Go your own pace.

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