This Video is taken from my 500 Body Weight Challenge.
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Now, on to my favorite core exercise, the slow mountain climber.
The slow mountain climber works the whole of the core, both the front and the sides, works your hip mobility and also your shoulder stability.That’s the ability to keep your shoulders in place while other things are moving.
So, this is how it’s done:
- We start in a push up position.
- If you remember, we have a straight line from shoulders down to the heels
- From here, keeping the abdominals braced and tight and the hips nice and still.
- We bring the leg up.
- Knee touches elbow and back.
- And then we change sides.
- If you can’t reach the elbow, don’t worry. This is fine.
Now, the secret to slow mountain climbers is they must be done slowly. So, don’t get into the habit of doing this. They should be nice and slow. The slower you go, the more condition you’re going to have in your core.
If you struggle with this exercise, you can do exactly the same movement but just put your toe down at the end.
- So, from here, bring the knee up.
- Toe down and back.
- Knee up. Toe down.
So, there’s two variations of the slow mountain climber. Give it a go. You’re going to do 50 in total. That’s 25 alternates on each side. So, 50 in total, 25 left, 25 right. Good luck.