Primary muscles: Abs, obliques, glutes, hips, legs
Secondary muscles: Chest, shoulders
Equipment: No equipment
Mountain Climber Twist Instructions
1. Start with your body in plank position and your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
2. Bring your left knee up toward the right elbow and then quickly alternate legs.
3. Continue alternating legs until the set is complete.
Proper Form And Breathing Pattern
Keep your core engaged, your hips low, and maintain your head, neck, and back aligned. Breathe slowly and keep the movement steady and controlled.
From the Shop
The mountain climber twist is a dynamic exercise that works several muscles simultaneously and increases your heart rate, which causes the metabolism to speed up to convert more calories into energy. This move helps increase your aerobic fitness, agility, and flexibility.
Mountain Climber Twist Demonstration
Sets And Reps
To acquire proper exercise form, start with planks and mountain climbers first. Once you’re comfortable, advance to the mountain climber twist and do 1 or 2 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the mountain climber twist, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise:
Related Warm Up Exercises
Try these other warm up exercises to increase your heart rate and prepare your body for a workout:
Lateral step pull
Side to side hops
Arms cross side lunge
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