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Do you want to maximize your time at the gym, get fitter, stronger, and leaner?  Incorporate Mountain Climbers into your routine.  Mountain climbers are great multifunctional calisthenic exercises!

Mountain Climbers engage muscles all over your body. Shoulders, triceps, abdominals, lower back, legs, hip flexors, and butt muscles are at work. Mountain Climbers with a twist additionally engage deeply the obliques, giving you a tighter core.

 

Benefits

Mountain climbers have numerous benefits. They are:

  • Efficient: mountain climbers are time-efficient since they are a compound exercise, working simultaneously several joints and muscle groups.
  • Mobility Enhancers: the constant and repetitive motion increases hip flexibility, range of motion, and improves movability.
  • Heart-healthy: rapid movement and involvement of all muscles increases heart rate and circulation.
  • Muscle-friendly: maintaining a push up position while moving your legs keeps muscles strong.
 They simultaneously challenge your cardiovascular and muscular systems, increasing your heart rate, circulation, agility, coordination, proprioception, as well as your strength.

 

How To

In order to perform traditional mountain climbers start in a push-up position. Then, bend one knee, draw it toward your chest and extend leg back. Switch legs and keep alternating.

If you want to challenge yourself a bit more, you can perform mountain climbers and add a twist. One way of doing that is to perform a few traditional mountain climbers and then direct your knees towards their opposite shoulder. Start with 20 seconds and keep increasing the length of time.

 

Video:

Mountain Climbers with Twist

Remember, whether you want to lose weight, tone your body, gain strength or size,

all muscles must be trained.

Lift, Burn more Fat, Get Stronger and Live Healthier!

 

To a Fitter Healthier You,

Adriana

The Fitness Wellness Mentor