Mountain Climber with Hands on Swiss Ball

The mountain climber with hands on Swiss ball is a more challenging variation of a standard mountain climber that will improve core strength and stability.


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    Start in pushup position with your hands on top of a Swiss ball, keeping your arms completely straight and directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.
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    Squeeze your abs and lift one foot off the floor, raising your knee up towards your chest while keeping your body in as straight of a line as possible. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement with your opposite leg.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Don't lift your hips too high. Maintain a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.
  • Do not arch your lower back as your bring your knees towards your chest.
  • Keep the ball steady. Focus on the staying tight during the movement.