G.Y.M. Single Leg Mountain Climber
Single Leg Mountain Climber
This exercise is an advanced version of the gliding mountain climber from last week.
Start in a high plank position with one foot placed on a paper plate or gliding disc. Bring one leg forward keeping your other leg back. Alternately change the position of your feet as in a traditional mountain climber, but as you glide with one foot your other foot comes up and touches in front then returns to the back where it again touches.
Essentially one foot is gliding while your other foot touches back, touches front.
Start by completing one round of 30 seconds and as you progress, and as you become more comfortable work up to 3 rounds of 30 seconds with 30 seconds break in between.
Fitness tip: Slightly raise the rear view mirror in your car and start sitting a little taller during your daily commute.
Allen Russell is a certified personal trainer at Crossroads Fitness Centers. For information on training with Allen or to learn more, text “perform” to 77094. Pictured: Kelsey Schlagel.