Bear crawl variations provide a great opportunity to integrate core strength with shoulder stability work.
A few coaching cues on this exercise:
✅ Slightly tuck the tail bone under
✅ Stay long through the spine as you push your chest away from the ground
✅ Keep your hips square as you pick one hand up to touch your opposite shoulder.
Typically performed for 3 sets of 6-8 reps/side.
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Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.