Crawling is one of the first distance locomotion we develop as babies, right after sitting and a few months after we discover that rolling is how we can initially move from A to B.
Crawling activates your reflexive core strength. This strength that develops without having to think about it. This strength is what we start using as soon as we come into this world. First to to move our head, then to roll, to rock, to crawl and finally to walk.
Crawling connects your upper body with your lower body so they can work together, it establishes the contralateral movement of your limbs and develops your gait pattern, it stabilizes your pelvis and ultimately allow upright locomotion.
We live in a world that has made it really easy to go about without using the whole potential of movement we are born with. We sit in chairs for too long, we have rearview cameras in our cars, we are isolated with shoes from the earth that supports us most of our days, etc. Our body is so efficient that any muscle we don’t use, any neuronal pathway that is redundant, we lose. Losing this connections means that other muscles have to compensate for this loss and that is how we get injured and develop moving pain.
Start crawling and restore your @originalstrength.
How do you crawl?
Get down on your all 4s, lift your head and look where you are going and go. You can make it more challenging by lifting your knees off the floor (but just 1 inch). Your shoulders should be always higher than your hips.