How to do a Cross Body Mountain Climber

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About Cross Body Mountain Climber

Sets Logged
359,503
Popularity Rank
428th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Abs Strength
74 mSCORE 80th
Equipment Required
    Bodyweight-only
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Cross Body Mountain Climber is a compound bodyweight exercise that primarily targets the core. It involves holding a plank position and driving your knees toward the opposite elbow, adding a twist to each rep. This variation increases the engagement of your obliques compared to the standard Mountain Climber, and enhances stability and coordination.

  1. Place your palms on the floor directly beneath your shoulders. Extend your arms and elevate your torso and legs to create a rigid straight line from your shoulders to your heels.
  2. Bend one knee up towards the opposite elbow keeping a low position.
  3. Return the knee to the starting position and repeat the movement with the opposite leg.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    8
    reps
    1 Set Max
    9
    reps
  • intermediate
    4
    sets
    8
    reps
    10
    reps
  • advanced
    4
    sets
    9
    reps
    11
    reps

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