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Bear Crawl

Cardiovascular / Calisthenics / Total Body / Intermediate
  • Shoulders
  • Obliques
  • Groin
  • Chest
  • Forearms
  • Abs
  • Calves
  • Triceps
  • Lats
  • Middle Back
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Hip Flexors
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How to do the Bear Crawl - Learn Proper Bear Crawl Form

  1. Step 1: Start on your hands and feet with your knees bent.
  2. Step 2: Start walking forward on your hands and feet.
  3. Step 3: Move your right leg with your left arm and left leg with your right arm.
  4. Step 4: Walk for the desired distance and rest.

Bear Crawl Variations and Bear Crawl Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Reverse Bear Crawl
  2. Variation 2: Perform with a weighted vest.
  3. Variation 3: Mountain Climber

Bear Crawl Tips

  1. Tip 1: Try not to arch your back too much.
  2. Tip 2: Get your form right before you pick up speed.
  3. Tip 3: Turn your hands outward slightly.

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Bear Crawl - Similar Exercises

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Bear Crawl Workout Programs (Workout Plans that use the Bear Crawl)

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Bear Crawl Muscles Worked

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Muscles front back Obliques blue Groin blue Chest blue Forearms blue Abs blue Calves blue Triceps blue Lats blue Middleback blue Glutes blue Hamstrings blue Hipflexors blue Shoulders orange

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Bear Crawl Training Details

The bear crawl is a cardiovascular, calisthenics, and total body exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the obliques, groin, chest, forearms, abs, calves, triceps, lats, middle back, glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors.

The only bear crawl equipment that you really need is the following: . There are however many different bear crawl variations that you can try out that may require different types of bear crawl equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper bear crawl form is easy with the step by step bear crawl instructions, bear crawl tips, and the instructional bear crawl technique video on this page. The bear crawl is a n/a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the bear crawl video, learn how to do the bear crawl, and then be sure and browse through the bear crawl workouts on our workout plans page!

Bear Crawl Sports

Bear Crawl Force Type: N/A
Bear Crawl Mechanics Type: Compound
Bear Crawl Other Names: Bear Crawls

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