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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Bear Crawls

by Nellie

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Happy Wednesday Y’all its time to work–well EVERYTHING!

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Bear Crawls

I used to do bear crawls when I actually liked bootcamp (back when I was a young thing) and these things are HARD. They look super easy but it can be quite deceiving. Even just going a short distance gets your arms and legs burning like crazy! However, if you have young kids this can be super fun because you can pretend you are a monster doing bear crawls and they can join in the fun too! Just be careful not to go too fast, this not an easy exercise and you don’t want to hurt yourself by going too quickly.

Have you ever tried bear crawls?

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16 comments

Kristina Walters June 11, 2014 - 5:21 am

Wow, this brings me back to when I was a kid and I even remember my kids doing this for fun when they were little!

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Nellie June 15, 2014 - 4:03 pm

So funny how these kids do this stuff for fun and we do it to simply exercise 🙂

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Allie June 11, 2014 - 5:54 am

Ah yes, the bear crawl! I used these both one-on-one with clients and during classes. I love how deceiving they are!! Too bad I’m not teaching my Wed class for the summer. I’ll have to keep this one in my “book of tricks!” :-))

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Nellie June 15, 2014 - 4:02 pm

ha yes! I can’t believe you do these one on one…we would NOT be friends! (at least until after it was over 🙂 )

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Janine Huldie June 11, 2014 - 6:45 am

This totally looks like something my kids do when they are playing on the floor with each other sometimes! But seriously, not sure I could do this myself with all my own back issues, but definitely looks like it could work if you could do it.

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Nellie June 15, 2014 - 4:01 pm

yes the kids just naturally contort themselves in these fun ways! Somehow its a LOT harder for the adults!

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Kim June 11, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Bear crawls are one of Shaun T’s favorite moves in Insanity the Asylum – good times for sure!!

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Nellie June 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Oh Shaun T, he holds no punches!

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Leslie June 11, 2014 - 6:18 pm

I love a good full-body exercise. Love your idea of incorporating the bear crawl into play with the kids. They would probably think I went nuts, but would at least get a good laugh!

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Nellie June 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Yes when I did them with my kids there was a lot of squealing haha, fun!

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Carla June 11, 2014 - 8:11 pm

It’s amazing how deceiving these things are. If anyone wants proof that I lack coordination, all you have to do is watch me do bear crawls. Ugh!

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Nellie June 15, 2014 - 3:59 pm

lol! You are so right, it requires a lot of coordination but I really don’t think anyone could look “good” doing them!

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Tamara June 11, 2014 - 10:19 pm

I’ve done this! You’re right – it’s hard! However you forget that a bit if you do it while chasing little ones. They do love it!

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Nellie June 15, 2014 - 3:58 pm

I think its the awkward positioning that makes it so much fun 🙂

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Brittnei June 12, 2014 - 9:58 am

Oh my goodness! I can see me doing a series of races with my kids, you know like the ones from Field Day back in Elementary School and doing some of these for sure! I think you’re right about them being perfect for kids. 🙂

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Nellie June 15, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Yes I totally fogot about field day! Oh man, those were some good times!!

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