Today's Edge: Friends don't let friends bear crawl with bad form.

BENEFITS:
This exercise targets your core and upper body. It requires synchronized action from your lower body, core, and upper body. Your core is challenged to hold everything together as your arms and legs move through a crawling pattern.

COACHING KEYS:
Keep the chin tucked in a double chin position. Push the chest away from the floor. Keep the knees close to the ground. Avoid allowing the chest to fall to the ground when you begin to move through the crawling pattern.

HOW TO USE:
The Bear Crawl is great as a warm-up exercise or as a core specific exercise. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 8-12 steps.


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