The bear crawl hold is a static variation of the bear crawl exercise performed for time. It looks simple, but it demands full-body tension and is taxing to the shoulders, core, and legs. It can be done as a full-body warm-up, as part of a bodyweight circuit or flow, or as a build-up to the traditional bear crawl.
More difficult and effective than long-duration planks
Great build-up to bear crawl variations
Transitional pose for side kick-throughs and all manner of bear crawls
Perfect “active rest” movement in bodyweight circuit training