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Side Mountain Climbers

through 4 votes
muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle, ObliquesMuscle, QuadricepsMuscle, HamstringsMuscle, GlutesMuscle
synergists:TricepsMuscle, Lower BackMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Bench, Stool, Seat
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength, Plyometrics, Cardio
Variations available (3)
Starting PositionExecution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd StepExecution - 3th Step
Execution - 4th Step
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd StepExecution - 3th Step

General And Specifics

  • with the variation of the Mountain Climbers, you can train the deep musculature more effectively
  • additionally, you can activate your cardiovascular system

Starting Position

  • begin on all fours
  • the hands are right below your shoulders
  • stretch out one leg to the back
  • keep the back straight and the head in extension to the spine

Correct Execution

  • brace the abs
  • push yourself off the ground with both feet and switch the positions while you jump
  • the balls of the feet touch the ground
  • the hands stay where they are
  • go on jumping and turn the body to one side from hip down
  • the knees point outward, too
  • turn to the opposite side, do not stop jumping
  • afterwards, come back to the starting position
  • do several sets

tips for the workout

  • do the exercise faster, to impede it
  • to make it easier, bring your hands onto a tool