Run before you crawl

“Crawl before you walk. Walk before you run.” Run before you crawl!

Are you running on a BORING dreadmill — I mean treadmill — or elliptical machine in the gym? It’s no wonder most gym memberships don’t last.

Having trouble ‘living in the present’ on an exercise machine because you’re mind is on one thing while your body is on another? Not so with crawling. Both your mind and body are fully engaged. Don’t feel humiliated to learn from an infant master this primal form of art. Crawling is their primary form of exercise, and it’s not as easy as you may remember.

The bear crawl, like push ups, jumping, and lunges, is a bodyweight training exercise. I’m a big believer in bodyweight training for fitness. Bodyweight training is free of charge and you can do it almost anywhere. I understand the need to spare yourself the embarrassment of crawling in an airport or shopping center or other public place. So in the privacy of your home or hotel room, be like a happy infant again and crawl away! Warning: this may be a challenge for those who take themselves too seriously.

For your safety, watch these instructions on the proper execution of the bear crawl before you hit the floor: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ORUVgqJLHEU

(Sorry, the video link would not post. Cut and paste the link.)

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