Bear crawl sled drag

The bear crawl sled drag is an advanced variation of the bear crawl exercise involving added resistance from a sled or other weight. If no sled is available, other viable options include dragging chain, a barbell plate, or a tire. The bear crawl sled drag is an intense full-body movement that targets the cardiovascular system as well as a wide range of muscle groups, particularly the shoulders, core, and legs. It can be done in short bursts for power or circuit training, or for longer durations as cardiovascular conditioning.


  1. Intense conditioning challenge even with light weight
  2. Engrains cross-body gait pattern and athletic coordination
  3. Torches the shoulders, core, legs, arms, and back

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Bear crawl sled drag Instructions

Bear crawl sled drag muscle diagram
  1. Wearing either a harness or a loose weight belt, attach the chain to the back so that you will be facing away from the sled. Bend down so that your hands are on the ground. Your back should be flat and knees bent. This is your starting position.
  2. Begin by driving with legs, alternating left and right. Use your hands to maintain balance and to help pull. Try to keep your back flat as you move over a given distance.