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BIM Lab: Mountain Climber

The Mountain Climber is a popular exercise often used in group exercise settings. In this video I explain how to avoid some common mistakes and get more our of your Mountain Climbers.


  1. Keep your hands stacked directly under your shoulders (don’t let your body travel forward as you bring your knee up)
  2. Bring your knee straight up towards your elbow without rounding your lower back or letting your knee track outward. Your goal is to obtain as much hip flexion as possible while maintaining good form
  3. Keep your opposite leg straight and focus on pushing your heel down towards the floor

PRO TIP: Performing this exercise slower will yield more core activation, while performing if faster will result in a high caloric output.

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