Mountain climbers are great total body exercise. You are going to be utilizing your core because
you are starting from a plank position. Your shoulders have to stabilize your upper
body. Your triceps have to work isometrically to
keep you in place. And then you are gonna be moving your legs,
so you are getting some work in the hip joint. And also because you are usually doing them
pretty quickly, it becomes a very cardiovascular type movement. So getting into your plank position, hands
a little wider than your shoulders. Abdominals are braced. And then you are gonna draw one knee in without
lifting the hips up. So you might kinda feel like your legs are
skimming the floor. If you are not that flexible you take it to
whatever range you can without the hips elevating. So your mountain climber might start here,
it might come all the way in. That’s just a flexibility issue. And you are gonna alternate legs. The faster you go the more that heart rate
is gonna come up. Again keeping the arms over or the shoulder
over your wrist is were key to being able to maintain the plank. So you are looking not for your hips to be
in the air, but for your hips to be low and your quad contracted. And then just moving in and out; nice and
quickly. Getting that action in the legs, getting the
action in the arms. Just a great total body exercise.