Mountain Climber Lunge
The Mountain Climber Lunge is a compound exercise that targets multiple muscle groups including the legs, glutes, core, and shoulders. It involves performing a lunge while simultaneously bringing the opposite knee towards the chest in a mountain climber motion. This exercise can be done with bodyweight or with added resistance for a more challenging workout.
Mountain Climber Lunge Instructions
- Start in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart.
- Bring your right foot forward and place it next to your right hand.
- Lower your left knee to the ground and keep your right knee bent at a 90-degree angle.
- Push off your right foot and return to the high plank position.
- Repeat on the other side, bringing your left foot forward and lowering your right knee to the ground.
- Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions or time.
Mountain Climber Lunge Form & Visual
Mountain Climber Lunge Benefits
- Improves cardiovascular endurance
- Strengthens lower body muscles including quads, hamstrings, and glutes
- Engages core muscles for stability and balance
- Increases flexibility in hip flexors and ankles
- Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
Mountain Climber Lunge Muscles Worked
Mountain Climber Lunge Variations & Alternatives
- Reverse Mountain Climber Lunge
- Side-to-Side Mountain Climber Lunge
- Jumping Mountain Climber Lunge
- Weighted Mountain Climber Lunge
- Single-Leg Mountain Climber Lunge