Burn More Calories with Mountain Climbers
Mountain Climbers are a great cardio exercise; they are one of those back to basics exercises from high school that really gets your heart pumping. I like to use Mountain Climbers as added intensity on cardio days or in between strength training exercises. Remember to start slowly, 8 to 10 reps per side to make sure your form is correct and then work up to 30 seconds to 1 minute of intense Mountain Climbers! Make it a real challenge and place you hands on a medicine ball.
Do it Right
- Begin in push up position, hands aligned under shoulders, toes on the floor hip distance apart, body in a straight line from top of head to toes, step the left foot in towards the chest, keeping left knee facing forward
- Jump up & switch feet in the air, bringing right foot toward the chest & left foot back to starting position
- Continue alternating the feet as fast as you can
Demonstrated by: Madeline DeFaber-Schumacher