Mountain Climber Push-Up

 
 

Setup Options

 

Muscles

Process

Step 1: In all-4-up position on the hands and feet. Form a straight line from head to feet. Hands are at shoulder width.

Step 2: Do a push-up.

Step 3: At the top of the all-4-up position, tighten the core and bring one knee to the chest while keeping the body rigid. The active leg foot should stay off the ground. 

Step 4: Return the active foot to starting position and repeat the knee in movement with the other leg. 


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Tips: Don't let the elbows flare out as it will put unwanted stress on the deltoids and can cause joint pain. Keep the glutes squeezed to ensure a rigid body. Use the upward momentum to push with added force off of the down arm and twist as one side rises into erect position. 

Link™ to Exterior: Handles held in hands. Hands resting at chest

Stance: Push-up position