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Mountain Climber

Cardiovascular / Calisthenics / Intermediate
  • Abs
  • Chest
  • Quads
  • Calves
  • Triceps
  • Lower Back
  • Hamstrings
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How to do the Mountain Climber - Learn Proper Mountain Climber Form

  1. Step 1: Assume a standard push-up position with arms straight. Hands should be placed below shoulders but just outside of shoulder-width.
  2. Step 2: Your body should now form a straight line from your heels to your head. This is the starting position.
  3. Step 3: Begin exercise by lifting your right foot off the ground and bringing your knee as close to your chest as possible. Hold for a moment, then touch foot to the ground. Next, return foot to starting position.
  4. Step 4: Repeat with opposite leg. Alternate back and forth for 30 seconds or more.

Mountain Climber Variations and Mountain Climber Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Place hands on a bench and perform exercise.

Mountain Climber Tips

  1. Tip 1: Do not let hips sag. Body must be in a straight line.
  2. Tip 2: Bring knee as close as possible to your chest.

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Mountain Climber Workout Programs (Workout Plans that use the Mountain Climber)

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Mountain Climber Muscles Worked

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Muscles front back Chest blue Quads blue Calves blue Triceps blue Lowerback blue Hamstrings blue Abs orange

Mountain Climber Equipment


Mountain Climber Training Details

The mountain climber is a cardiovascular and calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the chest, quads, calves, triceps, lower back, and hamstrings.

The only mountain climber equipment that you really need is the following: . There are however many different mountain climber variations that you can try out that may require different types of mountain climber equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper mountain climber form is easy with the step by step mountain climber instructions, mountain climber tips, and the instructional mountain climber technique video on this page. The mountain climber is a n/a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the mountain climber video, learn how to do the mountain climber, and then be sure and browse through the mountain climber workouts on our workout plans page!

Mountain Climber Sports

Mountain Climber Force Type: N/A
Mountain Climber Mechanics Type: Compound
Mountain Climber Other Names: Mountain Climbers,
1 Review
  • lindepl1
    about 2 years ago #

    Really effective for abs and it's a good cardio exercise too