MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS: why you should do them!

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Mar 19, 2015 8:55pm
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Because of its ability to work multiple muscle groups, the mountain climber exercise is associated with multiple benefits. Here are some of the most important ones.

1. Cardiovascular Benefits

Doing mountain climbers will make your body work to provide the tissues which are working with fuel and oxygen and because of this they will increase both your breathing and heart rates. The stress involved in this exercise helps develop the cardiovascular system by strengthening the heart and lungs in addition to burning calories. This is a great option to incorporate in a circuit workout, especially between strength training exercises which are less intense as they will help you keep your heart rate in the right zone.

2. Power Training

Mountain climbers help you develop power in the lower body because of their explosive nature and this is why athletes frequently use them as a warm-up to help improve speed as well as prepare the neuromuscular system for the intense workout that follows. When you do mountain climbers over time, you will experience an increase in the explosiveness of your lower body. If you want to use the exercise to help your quickness, try to remain on the balls and switch leg positions as fast as you can.

3. Core Strength

When doing mountain climbers your torso won’t sag towards the floor because of the work done by your obliques, abdominals and the muscles around your hips as they isometrically contract, holding your torso stable. If you want a bigger challenge for your core, try placing your hands on top of a medicine ball that is by your chest’s center.

19 Mar
Crap. This means I'm going to have to make them part of my torture routine.lol Thanks Scotty!
19 Mar
Lol Hadi! It's already part of tomorrow's pain! And burpees!! Uff duh!!
20 Mar
You're doing an amazing job Christa! :D
20 Mar
Great info. Thank you Scotty!
20 Mar
Ughhhhh dam u mountain climbers!!! Lol They are a great workout and hate to admit it........burpees too!!! Thanks for sharing!!
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137 Posts
Mar 20, 2015 1:59am
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Thanks brother!!!

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134 Posts
Apr 20, 2015 11:32pm
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I hate Mountain Climbers but this explanation really makes me realize why they are important. Maybe one day me and mountain climbers will have a love relationship.

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99 Posts
Apr 21, 2015 11:20am
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I hate them too but do them..... Will do more now

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333 Posts
Jul 17, 2015 9:07pm
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Bump

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333 Posts
Aug 9, 2015 1:03pm
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Climb the mountain of bs posts

09 Aug
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165 Posts
Aug 9, 2015 2:59pm
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I like using them in hiit workouts

09 Aug
I don't like them but I know they're a necessary evil.lol
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134 Posts
Sep 30, 2015 9:53pm
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Up you go....

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