Climbing & Planking Interval Training {Who ever said Mountain Climbers were easy?}

If I could have a dollar for every time I’ve heard “UGHHHHH” when I’ve told a client to perform mountain climbers I would probably have some pretty good coin right about now.

lolz! But mountain climbers are easy!

That’s what I hear from some, others…..don’t seem to think so.
Me on the other hand, I’m in the haters club.

Love to hate that is.
 I really don’t think there is any exercise I truly dislike – other than certain ways people lift weights – some of the things I’ve seen, I would never do, OMG <<< that’s a totally different topic! Interested to hear? Lemme know!

When it comes to planking, mountain climbers, squat thrusts, burpees….you know, all the bitches of bodyweight exercises, you have to love to hate.

This workout falls under the category of love to hate. I really was excited to do the workout, then once I started, I really just wanted to stop. This totally targets your anterior delts, triceps, core & those thighs get a pretty good burn going on too. The best part is the workout only lasts for 10 minutes, the worst part….is doing it.

Love to hate. Love to hate.  

What You’ll Need

+ Exercise Mat
+ Gymboss Interval Timer

The Workout

Set your timer for 10 rounds, both for 30 seconds.

For the first 30 second interval you will complete: Mountain Climbers
For the second 30 second interval you will hold a : Plank

Mountain Climbers // Palm Plank // Kama Fitness

The Exercises Explained:

MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS: Bend down with your palms on the floor out in front of you. Your knees should be bent and facing your chest. Extend one leg directly behind you, bringing your toes to the ground. Jump off this same foot and switch legs so your opposite foot is behind you. This counts as one rep

PLANK: Place your palms on the ground, arms straight and legs straight with toes on the ground. Keep your core tight and hips in line with your body – no drooping those hips! Hold this position for the entire 30 seconds.


If you’re thinking of doing this as a warm up for chest day, don’t bother. It’s a killer burn and I would recommend doing at the end of your chest day. Like I did.
It’s an awesome blast to a killer chest day.

Or – do it on your own, 10 minutes a day is all you need. :)


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