This is one of my favourite exercises of all time. And I'm not talking about the common cardio variation (although that's also good!).
I'm on about mountain climber twists. A variation that not many people do, even though it's such a great exercise for your core (especially abs), arms and legs - a true whole body workout.
And you know how much I love whole body exercises. They're time efficient (work more muscles in less time), and when done at high intensity are great fat burners.
You'll also need to make sure you're eating a healthy, balanced diet, to get rid of that belly fat covering your abs.
That's the other great thing about whole body workouts, they're versatile. Start off slow and steady, and learn the best technique. Then work up to high intensity (lots of reps in a short time period) and feel great when you achieve your goals.
If you haven't done any core exercises for a few months or more, then start with the basic deep core exercises before you continue.
Many of us (in fact most of us) have weak deep core muscles. It's vital to activate those muscles before moving on to more vigorous ab exercises (like this one).
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Mountain Climbers - The Twist
Here is the mountain climber twist. This variation specifically works your core hard, take it slow at first.
Mountain Climbers - Cardio Blast
This is the more commonly used version of this exercise. It focuses more on leg strength and cardio fitness, but also works your arms and core.
Mountain Climbers - Videos
Enjoy these exercises! Check out these quality videos to see the exercises in action:
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