Mountain Climber: An exercise that can provide cardio and strength training

Published: Feb. 3, 2017 at 12:54 PM CST
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Mountain climbers offer a full body workout. Fitness Expert Feryl York says it's a move that has a lot to offer. In addition to rasing your heart rate as a form of cardio, a mountain climber works several muscle groups in your arms, core and legs.

It's basically a plank with a running movement. As with all complex moves, there are variations to adapt this exercise to your experience level. Beginners can leave one foot on the floor as you tuck the opposite knee in toward your chest.

A more advanced movement includes more speed for a longer period of time. Mountain climbers will help you build arm and leg strength and increase stamina. Along with static planks, it's a move that can also strengthen your core.