Incline Mountain Climber

See how to do incline mountain climbers with SHOCK Personal Trainer Ashley Steele!

How to Incline Mountain Climber

Exercise Families: Cardio

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Start in an incline push-up position with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on a bench under your shoulders.

  2. Rapidly drive your left knee toward your left elbow while keeping your right leg straightened behind you. Simultaneously switch leg positions by pushing your right knee toward your right elbow, straightening your left leg behind you.

  3. Land softly with your left foot on the ground, the heel slightly lifted. Now your left leg is fully extending behind you, and your right hip is flexed with your right knee close to your right elbow.

  4. Upon movement, both feet should leave the ground as you drive your right knee forward and extend your left leg back. Maintain a quick pace and continue alternating leg positions for the specified amount of time.

  5. Performing a mountain climber in an inclined or declined position is a great alternative to mountain climbers if you have a limited range of motion in your hips or have lower back discomfort.

Alternative Exercises:

Mountain Climber  Burpee

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