Wide mountain climber

The wide mountain climber is a popular bodyweight exercise targeting the muscles of the core, as well as the shoulders, hips, and cardiovascular system. It is different from a traditional mountain climber because you bring the knee to the outside of the elbow rather than the inside. It can be performed for time or reps as part of a dynamic warm-up, for bodyweight cardio or conditioning, or as no-equipment dynamic core training.


  1. Full-body training with a core emphasis
  2. Serious cardiovascular challenge and calorie burn
  3. Teaches core to brace while lower body moves
  4. Great movement for high-intensity interval training (HIIT)
  5. Greater hip mobility emphasis than traditional mountain climbers
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Wide mountain climber Instructions

Wide mountain climber muscle diagram