Bear Walk Exercise is a one of the prime exercises that wrestlers use to develop whole body strength. By walking like a bear you place emphasis on your back muscles to keep you upright.
How to do a Bear Walk:
In order to properly perform a Bear Walk, place your hands on the ground about 3 feet in front of you. Keep your buttocks high in the air. Step forward with one of your hands. Then step forward with the opposite foot. Step forward with the other arm and then the other foot. Continue forward in the manner. When you get to the end of the room you can either go backward or turn around and go the other direction.
Muscle group worked:
Whole body especially the shoulders
Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: Try to go about 40-50 yards of these. If you are inside, do 10-15 lengths of your room (depending on the size of your room).
Why a Bear Walk works:
Bear Walk Exercises work so well for increasing whole body strength because they use the principle of whole body movement. Instead of isolating one body part, you are using all the muscles as a single unite.
Tips: Keep your buttocks as high as you can in the air. Also, to decrease the amount of strain on your wrists, try to relax them when they are in the air (stepping). Pretend you are a relaxed bear walking through the woods.
Important!: Breath slow and steady throughout this exercise.
Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.