Anyone tried crawling as part of your training ?
I did 20m of bear crawling today after lifting and i could feel it!
Looked into it and it sounds good.
Benefits supposedly include
* “Improved bilateral coordination, required for many sporting activities, like throwing and kicking a ball or swinging a tennis racquet;
* Improved scapular stabilization, as each hand placement requires a stable shoulder in order to effectively transfer bodyweight;
* The development of optimum shoulder function; as the scapular stabilizers fix the scapular, the shoulder joint remains mobile which is how this region performs best;
* Develops strength at resisting contralateral rotation of the trunk – an essential component of core and spinal stability
* Improves the proportional strength of the muscles, connective tissues and bones in the arms, shoulders, spine and hips. Many resistance based exercises develop strength disproportionately to antagonist and synergistic muscles. Crawling is a truly is a total body workout;
* An excellent calorie burner and a great cardio”
It looks ridiculous when you’re at the gym, but I think a nice crawl though a park on a sunny day would be a good addition to the routine lol
Loads of variations and different types. Here’s a vid demonstrating them.
1. Baby Crawl (0:15)
2. Traditional Bear Crawl (0:32)
3. Table Top Crawl (0:46)
4. Sideways Table Top Crawl (1:03
5. Circle Crawl (1:18)
6. Crab Crawl (1:34)
7. Sideways Crab Crawl (1:53)
8. Gorilla Crawl (2:12)
9. Sideways Gorilla Crawl (2:26)
10. Inchworms (2:41)
11. Beginner Alligator (3:00)
12. Advanced Alligator (3:15)
13. Army Crawl (3:32)
14. Crawl with Sit Through (3:45)
15. Crawl with Pull Through (4:03)
16. Plank Walk (4:20)
17. Sideways Plank Walk (4:37)
18. Slider Crawl (4:53)
19. Power Wheel Crawl (5:12)
20. Thor’s Hammer Crawl (5:31)
21. Thor’s Hammer Pull (5:48)