Bodyweight Training – The Bear Crawl a Underrated Powerhouse

The bear crawl is just what I said, a underrated powerhouse. if you look at
how the bear crawl works the body and muscles you will soon know what
I mean. The bear crawl is tough but will have you in a hot, sweaty mess in
near record time.

But, the great thing is for an exercise so demanding it’s very user friendly
when it comes to being easy on the joints, it’s a great all around exercise
that does not get the recognition it deserves.

You will feel this exercise in under 1 minute and be breathing heavy in 1
minute and because it’s a total body builder you will burn more fat and
build functional muscle all fromĀ  just doing this funny looking exercise.

Try this:

Do one 20 yard bear crawl stand and walk back and repeat try this for 15
minutes. The only rest will be the walk back.

Toughness Builds Winners

Johnny Grube


  1. Yes, I agree this exercise it tough.
    I am 58 years old male and have been doing this bear crawl for two months at the high school football field, artificial turf. I now do it once a week for lung and heart conditioning although it does more for the entire body.
    My goal is to one day bear crawl a 100 yards none stop. The most I can make now is 70 yards none stop. At the 70 yd line, I pause (kneeling position) to catch my breath for 10 seconds (here I huff and puff and sweats dripping down my face. I can see my chest move and can hear air coming in and out of my nose. Then continue on for 20 yds, pause. then finish up totaling 100 yd. My average time i between 4 and 5 minutes.
    I do it with ease and safety conscious at all times as not to hurt my wrists or hands. People do it fast and momentum carries their body forward and hurt their hands, and sometimes the serious damage could be permanent.
    The first time i did this I could not make 10yds none stop, I got a headache, and my body was aching all over. . It looks easy when i see another person doing it.
    But, I must agree with you the intensity of this underrated exercise.
    I like to see more of this in organized competition setting how far they can do it without stopping regardless of speed.
    I used to do it 2 or 3 times a week for two weeks, but I realized that is too much so I do it once a week. I truly admire and enjoy it very much. Body conditioning, conditioning of the heart and lungs is awesome.
    This reminds me of sprinting for 100yds resting for 30 seconds and sprint again (that’s when I was much younger!)
    Love Bear Crawling!!!
    Thank you for reading.

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