More and more often I find myself referring people to practice the Bear, Monkey, Frogger and the Inverted Crawl (aka the Crab).
These 4 ground based locomotion exercises alone address so many weaknesses, develop great strengths and offer a fun element to any training block.
Staying stable, controlling or resisting rotation through the torso and breathing control are just three areas to focus on whilst we practice these four relatively simple ground based locomotions.
To begin with, we practice the positions or shapes we wish to assume to start each movement before practicing how the movement commences.
Below I’ve added How To videos for each of these.
Once you’ve had some practice and can carry out each for a minute or so with good form, you could consider flowing the moves together – a bit like this.
Each of these movements have their progressions and regressions to help us work at the level we need for our bodies. If you are interested in this kind of movement training, please do shout out.
I’m always happy to help.