But Isn’t Crawling for Infants!?

Why in the world would you want to crawl once you’ve learned how to walk? The truth is there are a lot of benefits to crawling!

If we still lived out in the woods where things aren’t groomed, we’d HAVE to crawl fairly often. This could be to get under obstacles, over steep terrain, or to sneak up on dinner.

Crawling is also more stable as we have more points of contact and out center of gravity is lower. This can be incredibly helpful when moving over narrow or unstable objects. Think about crossing a downed log over a stream. How many times have you see someone crawl across that log if they can’t balance well enough walking?

Some of the main benefits to crawling are more developed core stabilization, better coordination between opposing limbs i.e. right arm to left leg, and Hip Flexor and Glute activation!

So give it a try and see if you still have what it takes to crawl!

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