Madame’s Move Of The Day: The Lateral Bear Crawl

March 24, 2016  |  

Working on some fitness goals for summer? Or better yet, are you working on some fitness goals just to be a happier and healthier you? Well, so is the MN team. So, on top of providing you with an array of short lists on exercises to target certain important areas, we’re also going to share one exercise move each day that we’ve tried that you should too.

The first move is the lateral bear crawl.

I’ve done a traditional bear crawl before, which is pretty intense. But nothing could be crazier on the arms, core and legs than the lateral version. While you crawl forward, staying low in the traditional bear crawl, the lateral requires you to move parallel while keeping your knees off of the ground and your body very low.

Start off on all fours with your shoulders on top of your wrists and your legs spread hip-width apart. Keep your hips above the knees, knees bent and above the ground by a few inches. From there, keep your back flat, engage your core and as you choose a direction to head into, keep moving in that direction with, for example, your right hand and the left leg or the left hand and right leg taking the lead.

Three sets of 12 are usually the route you’ll hear me go, helping you feel the complete burn without wiping out thanks to some short breaks in between.

In case you need further instructions or examples of how to execute the lateral bear crawl, check out a short video clip and then add this move to your regimen the next time you work out!

 

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