Exercise of the Week: Mountain Climbers

mountain climbers

For the month of June I am going to be focusing on cardio types of exercises. As you know by the end of the month you will get a challenge that incorporates all of the moves we learned this month. This weeks exercise is the wonderful mountain climber. This is simple looking exercise will challenge your stamina, balance, and coordination but I must warn you…you may not look very graceful in the beginning. This exercise engages your arms, abs, and your legs all at once and will leave you feeling breathless…but have you looking awesome. I love any exercise that focuses on various muscle groups because this way you get more “bang for your buck” so to speak. So how do you do this wonderful and torturous exercise? Well, it is pretty easy actually.

First you start off in push up position like in picture A. Bring your right knee up to as close to your chest as you can. You will now look like B, pause for 1 second and then bring it back to starting position. Now repeat this move with the opposite leg just like C and that is one rep. With this exercise some people prefer to touch their toes to the ground when they lift their foot up that is fine. This is the way I prefer to do it. It reminds me of running while facing the floor. Plus, I really am a bit of a spaz and need that extra toe touch so that I do not face plant onto the ground.  If you do try this exercise I recommend starting slow and only doing 15-20 reps. It is important that you work on proper form before you start speeding this exercise. You do not want to hurt yourself. Once you have that down you can start challenging yourself and see how fast you can go in 60 seconds.

~Happy Climbing 🙂 ~

 

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About Eunice

I like to joke that I am "a well of useless information" but for once I can share that information with people that might want to listen. I love trying new things and now I have an audience to share it with...hopefully. I hope you enjoy what you read :)

Posted on June 1, 2016, in Exercise of the week, Fitness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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