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Sliding Mountain Climber

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muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle, QuadricepsMuscle, HamstringsMuscle, GlutesMuscle
synergists:TricepsMuscle, Lower BackMuscle, ObliquesMuscle
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength, Cardio
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • this is an exercise for cardio and the whole body which you can do with towels on a timber or pvc floor covering (you can also use socks)
  • if you have Valslides, you can do the exercise on the carpet

Starting Position

  • place a folded below each of your feet
  • go on all fours
  • the hands should be directly below the shoulders
  • fingers point forward
  • one leg is stretched out backwards, the other one is angled under your chest
  • keep the back straight
  • look down to the ground

Correct Execution

  • brace your body
  • the leading leg slides back, the rear one slides forwards until they interchanged positions
  • do not pause, go on interchanging the legs
  • your hands do not move and keep the body stable
  • you can choose the speed of the exercise, the faster, the more intensive
  • do this for 30-60 seconds and with several sets

tips for the workout

  1. if you place the hands on a chair, you can ease the execution
  2. impede it by only sliding with one leg and hovering the other leg in the air
  3. you can also do the exercise without sliding and with a jumping motion