Do a Mountain Climber the Right Way

No actual mountains involved.

January 1, 2016
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Rodale Wellness

Who needs to trek to the gym when you can get your workout done inside with no equipment required? The mountain climber is a highly effective bodyweight movement that, when done right, raises your heart rate while working the lower body and core.

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How to do it:

1. Start in a plank position, core engaged, shoulder directly over the wrists, weight in the toes.
2. Drive right foot toward the chest, keep the foot in flexion, until knee reaches chest level. Return foot to starting plank position.
3. Switch legs, continue on other side. Movement should begin to feel like a run, done in a plank position. Continue for 1 minute, rest for 1 minute. Repeat for 3 sets.

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