Mountain Climber Exercise For A Toned Body – Benefits And 5 Variations

A strong core and a good posture are the secrets to a killer body. And doing mountain climber exercises regularly will get you 10 steps closer to a fit body.

The mountain climber is a bodyweight floor exercise (similar to a plank) that’s a hybrid of cardio and strength training. It works on the deltoids, biceps, triceps, glutes, core, quads, and hamstrings. This exercise significantly improves muscle coordination, balance, and posture along with burning fat.

In this article, I will show you how to do mountain climbers, 5 mountain climber variations, and ways to incorporate this exercise into your workout routine. Get ready to get a body that slays. Swipe up!

How To Do Mountain Climber Exercise (Beginner Level)

Doing the mountain climber exercise is simpler than actually climbing a mountain. However, if you engage the right muscles and do it with precision, you will be able to see results in just a few days’ time. I have broken down each step of this exercise for you. This is a beginner’s mountain climber exercise. Take a look.

Step 1

Assume a table position or come on all fours. Keep your toes pointed, palms flat on the floor, and elbows directly below your shoulders.

Step 2

Extend your left leg behind you and then the right leg and come to a plank pose. This is your starting position.

Step 3

Engage your core, squeeze your glutes, exhale, and flex your right knee and bring it straight up close to your chest.

Step 4

Inhale and get your right leg back to the starting position. Keep your core engaged and glutes squeezed.

Step 5

Exhale, flex your left knee and bring it straight up close to your chest.

Step 6

Inhale and get your left leg back to the starting position.