Bodyweight Exercises: Bear Crawl Vs Tiger Walk

Bodyweight exercises are another means of exercising without using external weights such as dumbbells, free weights, or other fitness equipment. In this article I’ll talk about two bodyweight exercises that are exceptional for building strength and endurance.

And at the same time, you will burn a significant amount of calories, which makes these two exercises ideal for weight loss.

I will explain these two exercises, and then I will tell you the main difference between the two. However, I would recommend that you try both on a regular basis so that your body gets the best of both worlds, so to speak. But if you feel more comfortable wearing one over the other, then go for it.

The Bear Crawling Bodyweight Exercise

Execution

Step 1

-Like a baby with a crawling posture, get on your hands and knees in preparation for the exercise

Step 2

-Raise your knees off the ground and let your toes do the work

Step 3

-Put your butt higher than your head to create a slope or sloping surface

Step 4

-Start crawling by moving an opposite hand (eg, left hand) and the opposite leg (eg, right leg) at the same time; then continue crawling using the other hand and leg

Step 5

-You can repeat 10 crawls for each side for a total of 20 crawls / reps, or use a stopwatch for 30 to 60 seconds

The Tiger Walk Bodyweight Exercise

Execution

Step 1

-Like a baby with a crawling posture, get on your hands and knees in preparation for the exercise

Step 2

-Raise your knees off the ground and let your toes do the work

Step 3 (the main difference between Bear Crawl and Tiger Walk)

-Don’t put your butt higher than your head, but keep them aligned or even so that you can create a level surface

Step 4

-Start crawling by moving an opposite hand (eg, left hand) and the opposite leg (eg, right leg) at the same time; then continue crawling using the other hand and leg

Step 5

-You can repeat 10 crawls for each side for a total of 20 crawls / reps, or use a stopwatch for 30 to 60 seconds

Both movements are excellent, but they are slightly different. The Bear Crawl places more emphasis on the shoulders; The tiger walk engages the midsection or core muscles as you are trying to keep the body in line. Therefore, the core muscles are working harder to maintain that position.

Again, it is an excellent idea to practice both by alternating between the two using the following example:

-Training One: Bear Tracking

-Training Two: Bear Tracking

-Training three: Tiger Walk

-Training Four: Bear Tracking

-Training Five: Tiger Walk

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