Burn Fat with Cross-Body Mountain Climber Exercise

Do cross-body mountain climbers if you're serious about burning more fat and sculpting your body.


The cross-body mountain climber is a versatile exercise in that you can do it on level ground, on an incline, as a warmup, as cardio or as a workout exercise. I like to include cross-body mountain climbers as part of a bodyweight cardio session.

It is one of the best and toughest exercises out there. Challenge yourself and do this exercise full speed for 8 sets of 45 seconds each.

It is a compound exercise in that it works the calves, quadriceps, glutes, back, chest, triceps, abdominals and shoulders. You will need high levels of core strength to do this exercise the right way for each set.

Do the cross-body mountain climber this way:

1. Start by getting in the push up position with your arms fully extended. Keep your hips and torso in a straight line. Don't let your hips sag and don't point your butt in the air during this exercise.

2. Do the exercise by moving your left knee straight up and across your body to the right armpit area (keep your abs braced). Also, don't let your foot touch the ground as you do the movement.

Move your left leg back to the starting position and repeat with your right leg. Alternate your leg movements until you have completed all repetitions.

If you are doing the mountain climber exercise then just add on the cross-body mountain climber!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.