Each month, I'll highlight an exercise move that is great to include as part of your workout routine! Up next...
Depending on the space available, continue to move forward until you need to turn around and continue in the opposite direction. Aim to keep it up for 45-60 seconds and repeat this 3-5 times.
This is a great full body move which targets the shoulders, arms, core, legs and glutes! If you want to maximise your fitness gains, then crawling is the way to go – it's tough but worth it. As your strength improves you can increase the duration of this move and it becomes a great cardio and strength move in one.
Build up your pace over time as your strength and form improves. The faster you move, the more you'll get out of this exercise in terms of overall fitness – but correct form is vital so don't speed up until you're ready. Increase your duration and number of sets to up the intensity over time!
Disclaimer: This exercise is provided as an example for individuals who are not suffering with any injuries and do not have any other physical limitations. The exercise should only be carried out if your are physically able to do so without risking harm or injury to yourself. If you have a limitation which prevents you from performing the above exercise, please contact a qualified sports injury specialist or physiotherapist for personal guidance.
Nutritionist Emma Brown (ANutr), MSc Human Nutrition is passionate about how food science applies to the human body, and how the nutrients in what we eat affect us and ultimately have an impact on our health.