Mountain Climbers
Main muscle: Quads
Other muscles: Chest, Shoulders, Hamstrings
Equipment: no equipment
Mechanics type: compound
Fitness level: beginner
Category: Plyometrics

  1. Begin in a pushup position, with your weight supported by your hands and toes. Flexing the knee and hip, bring one leg until the knee is approximately under the hip. This will be your starting position.
  2. Explosively reverse the positions of your legs, extending the bent leg until the leg is straight and supported by the toe, and bringing the other foot up with the hip and knee flexed. Repeat in an alternating fashion for 20-30 seconds.