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If it doesn’t challenge you.. it doesn’t change you!

If it doesn’t challenge you.. it doesn’t change you!

That’s my mantra for this month.

And here’s one that I love to dread, or dread to love! 🙂

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The mountain climber are great for the core, and strengthens the cardiovascular system as well as multiple muscle groups. Mountain climbers require activation of your core abdominal muscles as well as the muscles in your upper and lower body. The synergistic movements performed while supporting your body weight make mountain climbers a challenging and effective exercise for both strength and cardiovascular fitness.

To do the Mountain Climber the correct way, begin in a push up position on the hands and toes. Bring the right knee in towards the chest, resting the foot on the floor. Jump up and switch feet in the air, bringing the left foot in and the right foot back. You can also run the knees in and out rather than touching the toes to the floor. Continue alternating the feet as fast as you safely can for 30-60 seconds. After doing 5 sets of these you will definitely feel exhausted! Also, for added difficulty you may try adding a twist to the mountain climber, which is the cross rotation.

Remember.. If it doesn’t challenge you.. it doesn’t change you!

Good luck this week pursuing your fitness goals.

 

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