Not all crawls have us move with contralateral steps (opposite limbs). The Frogger has a symmetrical movement much like the Frog. A great conditioner for the entire body – here are the key points.
The Bear Crawl
The Bear crawl is often the generic label given to most foot-hand crawling however, in the Woods where I hang out the Bear crawl is a high hip crawling locomotion. The movement like most, starts with getting familiar with the set-up – what goes where so to speak.
Inverting the Crawl
The inverted crawl aka the Crab crawl is a wonderful crawl that places the physical demands on the upper back and triceps with less work on the abdominal wall, chest and thighs.
Yesterday I introduced setting up for basic crawling along with a healthy wrist mobility video.
Today – let’s get moving.
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Whether it’s flossing your teeth, preparing meals, daily movement or gym time… consistency is the magic bullet. #timanderson #originalstrength #movewellmoveoften #movingisliving
If you have difficulty with general movement, coordination, restrictions and perhaps some nagging pains and recurring injuries, maybe uneasy undertaking some tasks, it may be down to an out of use reflexive strength aka your Original Strength.
Not to worry, reflexive strength can be restored with some practice, especially with one movement!
‘Crawling can help you restore your original strength you were meant to have and unlock strength in many areas of your life.’
Not only will your physical strength and movement improve, your acuity will improve, your mood will boost and you’ll feel more capable and resilient to other physical demands of day-to-day life.
To quote Tim Anderson, co-founder of Original Strength, ‘it feels good to feel good’.
Throughout December I’d like to celebrate what crawling can give us with a festival of daily crawling.
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Each day I’ll share a short video blog or a ‘crawl vlog’ to demonstrate various crawling methods and levels to offer something for everyone, because e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e can benefit from crawling.
All I ask in return for my gift to you, is that you share the daily crawlvlog on social media, perhaps with the following hashtags for good measure, plus your own of course.
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1. Do you value your fitness or accept weakness?
2. Do you value your health or accept illness?
3. Do you value choosing life or accept dilapidation?
You have endless opportunities every day, week and year to improve your fitness, your health and your lasting time on this earth.
If you consistently add to your fitness, health and quality of life, you will have no regrets, just satisfaction that you really are living the best life you can.
‘Choices are the hinges of destiny’
Hello there, Well it’s me Jamie, a trainer of 25 years and I love to exercise, stay strong and I Love food too. So, yes, I’m human!
However, it was easy to settle into a life of getting older and accepting an expanding waistline and hiding it under my baggy gym shirts.
Starting winter this year I thought it was time to take action and maybe set an example to others as we start to exit our pandemic lives. I studied hard and became a certified Amazing 12 coach, one of only a few in Australia and then I jumped into following the formulated 12-week program of very reasonable exercise and a simple, calculated nutrition plan that still allowed for a chill out eating day ‘every week’.
The Amazing 12 is regarded as the World #1 Total Body Transformation program that has transformed the lives and physiques of 10000+ people over the past 15 years.
The program requires commitment to just three 45 minute training sessions per week, a commitment to making some nutrition changes and a commitment to changing oneself for the better. It’s only 12 weeks!
I currently have a crew of 7 people undertaking the program, due to finish by Christmas.
Early 2022 I will be starting another wave of the Amazing 12.
*** I AM TAKING APPLICATIONS NOW ***
If you want to learn more, head over to www.amazing12brisbane.com.au and get in touch NOW to arrange a chat 😁
Squat, deadlift, push, pull and various body bracing activities might be the meat and potatoes of our programs for strength.
BUT, I also add in the spices so to speak. Practicing various forms or jumping, crawling and getting up from the floor adds spice to our movement vocabulary and prepares us for when we might actually need the skill… it’s also great fun to play with these physical movements!
Falls, trips and accidents happen, whether during sport or day to day life. But did you know that many people just don’t know what to do when falls happen – they don’t know how to get up when injured, how to crawl or carry themselves to safety or to get help.
Practicing these simple movements, moving us from standing to the ground and back up not only make us stronger and fitter, but better prepare us for ‘woopsadaisies’.
Here’s a quick time-lapse practice.
*** COMING VERY SOON ***
A lot of us struggle with some movements or positions, like squatting down, picking things up, twisting or reaching behind us – I’m sure you can add your own moves here.
My new guided Healthy Happy Hips program addresses these issues and more with simple, clinically supported follow-along videos.
More Details to follow.
Message me for first access to the program.