Welcome back to Day 5 of our "30 Days of Fitness" series. Every day for the month of November we will be posting an exercise that you can do with your loved one at home. Today's exercise is the Bear Crawl.
Animal movements are fun for any age. The Bear Crawl is a great total body movement that can be used during your warm up period of a training session, or just a fun way to add movement at home.
1) Place both hands on the ground next to feet in a crouched position.
2) Begin walking hands forward.
3) As walking hands out begins to stretch body, move feet forward in sequence with hands.
4) Keep back parallel to the ground while moving forward.
(We've heard this exercise is easier when you make bear sounds during the movement)
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.