Criss Cross Mountain Climbers
Mountain climbers are a great cardiovascular exercise that also works the core muscles, thighs and buttocks. You are going to be utilising your core because you are starting from a plank position. Mountain climber will also improve hip mobility and general flexibility. It requires less upper-body strength than a burpee. Mountain climbers are very similar to squat thrusts. The criss-cross version engages the oblique and hip abductor muscles.
Ultimate Guide to Criss Cross Mountain Climbers
- Start in the upright ‘push up’ position.
- Pull the right leg and drive it towards your left elbow.
- Push the leg back to starting position whilst immediately pulling the left leg in.
- Repeat. You can do slow purposeful movements or go faster.
The Benefits of Criss Cross Mountain Climbers
The criss-cross version engages the oblique and hip abductor muscles.
Muscle groups worked with Criss Cross Mountain Climbers