Mountain climbers are the best exercise to strengthen the core muscles and shoulders. Moreover, the mountain climbers also promote fat loss and help to unveil the abs. The exercise also increases the flexibility and blood circulation in the body. When you practice mountain climbers it engages your upper arms muscles, as well as your core and your legs. If you practice mountains climber in proper ways then you reap the result at the earliest. With adding five variations in the mountains climbers it will help you target all the core muscles. (Also read: Which exercises can be practiced at home to strengthen lower body)
Here are the different types of mountain climbers to target your core:
Spiderman Mountain Climbers
This exercise effectively targets your core, hips, legs, core and shoulder. Moreover, it also pumps the blood circulation. To practice this exercise, get in the high plank position. After this, keep your core engaged, step one foot up and outside the hand on the same side so you’re in a nice low spiderman or runner’s lunge. Following this quickly step back into plank and then step the other foot forward into a lunge on the other side.
Mountain Climber Row Push Ups
This exercise not only works on your core but also work on the back muscles, chest, arms and shoulders. This exercise comprises of three moves to target all core muscles. To practice this exercise, get into a push-up position and make your hands are slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Your body should be in a straight line and practice push-up. After this engage your core and draw one knee toward the opposite elbow. Repeat with another side. (Also read: What are the amazing exercise to fix bad body posture)
Mountain Climber Burpees
With adding burpee and mountain climber, you will burn your calorie exponentially. This will also strengthen your core muscles. To practice this exercise, get into the high plank position and perform push up. After this bring your one knee towards chest. Then repeat this move with another leg. Practice it as fast as you can and then jump on your feet.
Side Plank Mountain Climbers
This exercise effectively targets your obliques and glutes muscles. To practice this exercise, get in the side plank position. Then bring your top leg toward your chest. Move slowly.
Posterior Plank Mountain Climbers
This exercise not only works on your abs, glutes, hamstrings but also on the back while stretching out and opening up your chest as well as shoulders. To practice this exercise, sit on the ground with straight legs and place your hands behind the butt. Then squeeze your butt and lift your hips up as high as you can. Make sure legs are straight and raise your knees one by one. (Also read: Exercise to strengthen glute muscles without weights)