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