How To Do Mountain Climbers Exercise
Learn How To Do Mountain Climbers In These Simple Steps
Follow these simple steps to learn the most effective way of how to do mountain climbers exercise and start feeling the benefits of the ranges of mountain climbers exercise variations such as the elevated mountain climbers. We hope you enjoy this simple how to guide on Mountain climbers. In this guide, you will learn about the benefits of the exercise as well as the muscle groups it works and the step by step guide on the exercise. Be sure to check out the youtube video at the bottom of the post which gives you a full demo so you can master the technique of the mountain climber exercise.
Benefits Of The Mountain Climbers Exercise
Mountain climbers are another full body workout so by engaging most muscles in the body you are burning more calories in less time. This article is essential for increasing your total body strength. This is a calisthenic exercise which works your entire body so that you feel the difference. You can exercise so many different body parts in this one exercise such as the abs and legs. It also makes your shoulder and arms so much stronger as well as improving your fitness levels. In this exercise the core in order to strengthen your back and maintain your balance. All of this is great for your workout.
They can be performed anywhere as they only require a space and your own body weight. This is a vigorous exercise. Which means you are able to lose calories and shed any excess fat that you want to get rid of. This is exercise increases your metabolic rate, so your fat is burned at a much faster rate.
They benefit muscular and cardiovascular fitness whilst also improving flexibility, blood circulation, and overall strength. You can tone the body up and this mountain climbers exercise is great for enabling you to lose flab and achieve a more toned look. You get a number of muscles and it helps you to get a ripped look.
Muscle Groups Worked:
Mountain climbers are a full body workout and here are a few of the muscles they work; Deltoids, Biceps, triceps, pectoralis major, obliques, rectus abdominals, lower trapezius, latissimus dorsi, quadriceps, hamstrings, hip adductors, hip abductors.
Mountain Climbers Variation
If you are new to mountain climbers perform the knee to chest motion slow and steadily then build it up to a faster pace with practice.
If you are more advanced try placing your hands on an elevated platform such as a step as this will make the mountain climbers more difficult.
Step by Step Guide:
- Assume a press up position so your hands are directly under your chest at shoulder width apart with straight arms
- Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles
- Lift your right foot off the floor and slowly raise your knee as close to your chest as you can
- Return to the starting position and repeat with your left leg
- Continue alternating for the desired number of reps or time
You can view the video demonstration on how to do the mountain climbers exercise on our Youtube channel, where you can find all our exercise video tutorials as well as being able to subscribe to our channel.
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