Mountain Climbers

03/04/2014

5 New Ways to Do Mountain Climbers

Check out this list of more challenging ways to perform a mountain climber with no exercise equipment needed. All five exercises variations increase your heart rate while working your abs, glutes and shoulders at the same time!

1. Plyo Spider Mountain Climbers – Start in standing plank with hands under shoulders. Quickly jump right foot to the outside of your right hand, and then switch left side.

2. Jumping Mountain Climbers – Start in standing plank with hands under shoulders. Quickly jump both feet to the outside of your hands, without letting your lower back round. Repeat.

3. Side to Side Mountain Climbers – Start in standing plank with one leg out to the side and one leg directly back in line with your head. Quickly switch legs so that the other leg jumps out to the side.

4. Anchor Grip Mountain Climbers – Start in standing plank with one arm out to the side. Hold your body weight on your finger tips for an extra challenge while alternating your knees in toward your chest. Repeat with other arms out to the side.

5. Reverse Mountain Climbers – Start in reverse standing plank with straight legs together, hips up, and fingers facing towards your toes. Alternate your knees in toward your chest.