Mountain Climber Workout Video

Try this new twist on the old classic
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THE TOWEL WORKOUT Hi! I'm Martica Heaner, Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer. This fun slip and side workout is a guarantee to be different than anything you've done before. It's a circuit routine using a towel sliding along the floor to create an element of instability that really targets your core, thighs and butt. Let's get started. This towel exercise is the Mountain Climber. Start on your hands and knees and place each foot on top of the towel. Then come into a plank position keeping your body in a straight line, your shoulders over your wrists, elbows slightly bent. From here, bring each knee in, alternating legs, just like you're climbing. To make this easier, go ahead and get rid of one towel, come into the plank position again, so that that one foot is stable and just do all your reps on one leg. Pulling your knee in, engaging your core muscles to keep your torso stable. And then for an added challenge, bring each foot on each towel again. Come into the plank, soften your shoulders and elbows and as you drive your knees in this time, cross them and bringing them towards the opposite shoulder. Engage your core muscles to keep your torso in line. You will want to do about 8-12 reps on each leg and for best results, follow this move with a three minute cardio burst.

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