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Combining a banded bear crawl with a banded sprint is a great idea if you are looking for an effective means of interval training and strength-building. Bear crawls and sprints are both great, but the added resistance that our favorite crossfit trainer from Instagram opts to use makes for a more demanding workout. But just like with all exercises, you will only ever get out what you put in.
A banded bear crawl is a great exercise if you’re pressed for time and don’t want to have a day without any exercise. Bear crawls are effective when building strength and increasing muscle endurance on your upper body. To perform banded bear crawls, start out in a push-up position. From there you just go, for about 20 yards or so. Your chest, triceps, and shoulders should all be sore when you’re done. Bear crawls almost exclusively work your upper body, in spite of how the workout looks.
Watch the Instagram vid to see our go-to trainer perform a bear crawl, and then a banded bear crawl. Do you ever do banded bear crawls when working out? How much burn does it put in your muscles? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.