If you want to target your abdominal muscles while also engaging your lower body, mountain climbers (MC) should be an important part of your cardio routine. The exercise spikes up your heart rate fast and actually targets multiple muscle groups. The best part is that you don’t need any equipment to do MC as it is a bodyweight exercise – it is indeed a very accessible exercise. Mountain Climbers are a great combination of strength training, cardio as well as core strength! It helps to build your upper body strength, increases your core strength and is great for your heart. Did you know, not only for your cardio circuit, you can also do mountain climbers as a warm up for your workout? Yes! Let us see how to do it:
Step 1: Come in a plank position with your shoulder over your hands and balancing your lower body weight on your toes.
Step 2: Engage your core and bring your right knee towards your chest with toes off the ground.
Step 3: Now switch your legs and bring the left knee forward.
Step 4: Keep switching at a good pace to spike up your heart rate!