Since I started training people, and even before I was introduced to ZUU training, I have used bear crawls as an integral part of any program or class. The reason for this is simple, they are highly effective at getting you fit!
When I was training Jonny, my friend from the 'Kickstart Series' of videos on YouTube, I introduced him to bear crawls. We were training to get ready for a 10km obstacle run and he needed a kick in the butt to get going. He wasn't a huge fan of crawling on the floor, but when race day came around there were a lot of obstacles that needed crawling under! The training came in super useful then, a point I reminded him of whilst we were elbow deep in mud. :-) In short I truly believe that they are a great way to stay strong and healthy!
If you don't know what a bear crawl is then have a look here:
Apart from being difficult there are a few other reasons which I have summed up below for you.
So there you have it, my top notch thoughts on bear crawls! If you'd like a drill that incorporates a bear crawl then have a look at the video embedded below.
Other than that folks, Stay Strong and Keep Moving!
Brendan is the owner and head trainer at Raw Motion Fitness.