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Rotating Mountain Climber

Criss-Cross Mountain Climber

Cardiovascular / Calisthenics / Pilates / Martial Arts / Intermediate
  • Abs
  • Obliques
  • Shoulders
  • Lower Back
  • Hip Flexors
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How to do the Rotating Mountain Climber - Learn Proper Rotating 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 right knee to your left elbow. Rotate hips and twist abs to touch knee to opposite elbow.
  4. Step 4: Repeat with opposite leg.

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Rotating Mountain Climber Variations and Rotating Mountain Climber Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Place hands on a bench and perform exercise.
  2. Variation 2: Raise your leg up behind you (glute kickback) and then bring your knee to opposite elbow.
  3. Variation 3: Wear ankle weights to increase resistance.

Rotating 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 opposite elbow.

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Rotating Mountain Climber Muscles Worked

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Muscles front back Obliques blue Shoulders blue Lowerback blue Hipflexors blue Abs orange

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Rotating Mountain Climber Training Details

The rotating mountain climber is a cardiovascular, calisthenics, pilates, and martial arts exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the obliques, shoulders, lower back, and hip flexors.

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

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

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Rotating Mountain Climber Force Type: N/A
Rotating Mountain Climber Mechanics Type: Compound
Rotating Mountain Climber Other Names: Rotating Mountain Climbers.,Criss-Cross Mountain Climbers, Criss Cross Mountain Climbers

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