Whether you're warming up or looking to get a full body workout, Mountain Climbers will do the trick. Previously called “Running Planks”, this quick and repeating motion helps tone and strengthen a different variety of muscle groups. Here are some core benefits for performing this super move:
Cardio: Moving and thrusting continuously for a couple minutes can mimic similar effects of other exercises, such as Mountain Climbing (in the literal sense) and running. It raises your BPM and allows the body to condition itself and build more endurance and a healthier heart.
Full Body Workout: Much like a plank, since it's a similar position, the body strengthens its arms, shoulders, and back, maintaining stability and holding up the weight of the body. The swift movements of your legs help strengthen your hip flexors, quads, and buttock, building muscle and quickness in your step! By using your core to also help maintain stability, you're strengthening and slimming your waist!
How to do:
Keep in mind, much like any workout consistency is key to build endurance and strength.