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2018/06/05 22:06:04 (permalink)
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Crawling

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)
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Re: Crawling 2018/06/05 22:12:25 (permalink)
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After the kipping pull ups, now walking is too intense for crossfitters so they have made crawling into an exercise 
 
I kid, I kid. Seems like just yet another overly complicated way of training core, some people like finding new ways to invent the wheel but I don't really see the point.
 
By the way that's no army crawl, that's a good way to lose the skin off your ass in barbed wire.
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Re: Crawling 2018/06/05 23:18:21 (permalink)
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Looks like I do number 3 Table Top Crawl (0:46)
 
I thought this was called the Leopard crawl. I finish legs with this in and out of the garage.

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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 04:17:30 (permalink)
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Ive tried it and quite liked it, unfortunately the shoulder didn't.
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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 09:18:39 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby evertonfc 2018/06/06 16:24:55
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Do it every day at jitz. Cant see any point in it tbh other than a warm up. 

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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 11:26:47 (permalink)
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Sound enough as a warm up, or general conditioning drills. All of the supposed benefits can be found elsewhere if needed
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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 14:05:17 (permalink)
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I've done it as part of a warm up, but only bear and crab.  Pretty effective warm up I though.
 
Maybe try adding a sled! 

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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 15:31:05 (permalink)
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Lmao, yes actually. I do bear crawls, they’re tremendous for getting you out of breath and building core strength, they’re also ridiculously funny to do.

One exercise you do and end up on the floor laughing your bloody head off after even if you are dying. Family member walked in on me doing them once and I’ve never seen someone laugh so hard.

Can understand really. My big arse in the air, 6ft bloke, crawling around on the floor like a bear, looking like I’m hunting the cat.
post edited by Carbfiend - 2018/06/06 15:34:03
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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 15:46:43 (permalink)
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Lmao, yes actually. I do bear crawls, they’re tremendous for getting you out of breath and building core strength, they’re also ridiculously funny to do.

One exercise you do and end up on the floor laughing your bloody head off after even if you are dying. Family member walked in on me doing them once and I’ve never seen someone laugh so hard.

Can understand really. My big arse in the air, 6ft bloke, crawling around on the floor like a bear, looking like I’m hunting the cat.



Did you get the bastard thing ? 

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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 17:45:17 (permalink)
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Every time. I terrorise the little bast*rd. revenge for the incessant night time yowling and sh*tting on clean carpets when there’s two fresh litter trays and a garden.
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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 20:33:37 (permalink)
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In my skin.

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Re: Crawling 2018/06/06 21:43:34 (permalink)
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GOVINDA
In my skin.



stop trying to be funny

I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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Re: Crawling 2018/06/11 10:11:55 (permalink)
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Boss Redd
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In my skin.



stop trying to be funny


Couldn’t beat you mate but I do try 😉

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Re: Crawling 2018/06/11 20:30:31 (permalink)
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Warmup in BJJ or MMA, also a station in strength and conditioning circuits. About it really.
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