How to Do a Warrior Mountain Climber

Learn how to do a mountain climber from Warrior Fitness Boot Camp creators Ruben Belliard and Alex Fell in this Howcast workout video.

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[Music] Hi, I'm Alex Fell from Warrior Fitness Boot Camp in New York City. I'm going to show you how to do a mountain climber. Mountain climber is a great exercise. Really work that upper body, your core, to really get you into the best shape of your life. Now, all you're going to do is you're going to drop down. Starting position is going to be in the push up position, okay? You're going to place your hands on the floor and raise your hips into the full push up position, keeping you back nice and straight.

Okay? Make sure your shoulders are directly over your wrists and your hands. Don't lean back. Don't stick your butt in the air. Bad form. It's going to create havoc and create injuries, okay, on your body. So all you're going to do, you're going to start out by taking one step forward with your right foot. And real simple, all you're going to do. Simultaneously, you're going to hop the other leg forward at the same time that you place your right leg at the rear, straightening it out. Okay? Then all you're going to is get a steady motion going, left to right.

Take a step with your right foot. Take a step with your left foot. And as you're fitness increasing, you can speed up the pace to really get that body working and building that muscle. Left, right, left, right, left, right. And picking it up, nice and steady, keeping that core tight throughout. So some things to keep in mind when doing this exercise. If you're shoulders begin to hurt, again, you're in the push up position. What you can do, is you can slightly rock back, which isn't perfect form, but it will take some of the pressure off your shoulders, okay, and place it onto your arms and your hands. Ideally, you want to keep it over your hands. And you're going to get fatigued, that's all. Just take a break. Shake it out. And go right back into it. You want to maintain a nice and tight core. It's going to help build those abs. It's going to help you with everything that you do. Again, you want to take nice and big steps, not little steps. Oftentimes we see this. We see butts rise in the air. You want to keep that butt down.

It'll go up, and then drop down after you change steps. Up, and then back down. Up, and back down. You want to try to get that knee up to your elbow. Get that full range of motion. Left, right. Left, right. Just like that. That's how you do a mountain climber.

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