If you are looking for one exercise that, does it all, this is it. This exercise strengthens your upper, lower, and core muscles. It's also a great balance-stabilization exercise. Additionally, increasing the speed at which you perform them, will increase your cardiorespiratory endurance, making this is a complete workout in just one exercise.
This great low-impact total body exercise is called Lateral Bear Crawls.
How to perform:
Start in a push-up position (no knees on the ground).
Walk laterally across the room by stepping your same-side hand and foot out to the side, then bringing over your other same-side hand and foot.
When the time is up, repeat in the opposite direction for the same amount of "steps"
Sets and times:
Beginners walk laterally for 15 seconds, then walk laterally in the opposite direction for 15 seconds (30seconds total). Rest one minute, and repeat (if able). Perform 1-3 sets.
Avid exercisers walk laterally for 30 seconds, then walk laterally in the opposite direction for 30 seconds (one minute total). Rest 1-2 minutes and repeat. Perform 3-5 sets.
Below is a quick video of this exercise. Have fun! Let me know how you like it.
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Lateral Bear Crawls