Conditioning Workouts that are worthy of the Animal Kingdom
One of the best strength and conditioning workouts
you can perform that will work your entire body is the bear crawl.
This exercise builds tremendous leg and chest power while
simultaneously strengthening your lungs and heart. It will also jostle
your internal organs, giving them a well needed massage.
The Ultimate Body Weight Exercise ?
If you haven’t tried this exercise
before, I truly think you
will be surprised at how tough it is. It may look easy, but I assure
you it is not. A bear is one of the strongest animals in nature. Not
only can a bear kill a moose with a single blow, it can also carry the
carcass (which may weight up to 1000 pounds) over great distances.
Bears are also fast and nimble. They can reach speeds of up to 50 km/h
and are nimble enough to catch a rabbit. When you try this exercise, I
think you will get an idea of where the bear gets his great strength
Here's How to Perform the Bear Crawl
- Find a place with a lot of room. For example, a
field of grass or a large padded room.
- Get down on all fours. Nothing should be
touching the ground except the palms of your hands and bottoms of your
feet. Your weight should be evenly balanced between your hands and feet.
- Start to crawl forward on your hands and feet
and crawl like a bear.
- Breathe naturally as you run forward.
- Continue forward until you get fatigued.
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