Exercise of the Week: Mountain Climbers

April 19, 2012

Every Wednesday, STACK features an Exercise of the Week to help you improve your overall sports performanceincluding strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. This week we highlight Mountain Climbers, an exercise that builds core strength.

Whos Doing It

  • Brandon Godsey, National Guard Captain

Muscular Benefits

  • Increases core and hip strength and stability
  • Builds muscular endurance
  • Improves conditioning

Sports Performance Benefits

  • Increased core strength and stability make you a more powerful athlete and protect you against injury
  • Improved muscular endurance ensures that your core does not give out late in a game—a major cause of muscular injuries
  • Improved conditioning helps you play at your peak throughout the game

Mountain Climber How-To

  • Assume Push-Up position
  • Quickly bring one knee to chest while extending opposite leg in alternating fashion
  • Continuously switch position of legs for specified duration

Sets/Reps: 3x60 seconds with 60-second rest

Coaching Points

  • Quickly bring knees to chest
  • Maintain flat back and stable upper body

Do you have an exercise that you want to see featured as an Exercise of the Week? Tweet us at @STACKMedia to let us know.

Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is the Performance Director at STACK. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Miami...
Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is the Performance Director at STACK. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Miami...
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