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Fitness - The Reptile Walk

Another great whole-body exercise to add to your circuits or your conditioned game. Keeping the body low and in control during these slow movements is great for your core strength

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How you doing, guys? I'm Jack queen. I'm Thomas from a conditioning coach. I'm going to show you some Advanced bodyweight exercises that you can do in isolation or involving your conditioning games to rugby next Advanced body weight exercise is the reptile cruel very similar to the bear crawl except that set this time. We're going to be more length and position and we're still going to be looking at low to the floor again. We're looking at quality not quantity. So do not rush as exercise take it nice and slow and do it properly start in the Press, uh position this time as opposed to on your hands and knees nice and low to the ground. I'm going to I'm going to reach forward my left arm first my right leg will follow so you'll go Like that things to be careful of are not to lift your hips too much. You want to stay nice and controlled the whole way through it. So as you're doing it don't come up here like this. You want to keep your hips low to the ground on every movement these calling variations bear crawl on the reptile extremely good because they keep you in a low position. So it's opposite arm opposite leg each time trying to keep nice and tight the whole way through it. Don't rush the movement. It's very easy to try and get through it quickly. We're looking at nice controlled movements brace your core the whole time. If you do that in the drill start from here in the Press up as it should. nice and low then Hold the lighter as you can see, it's quite a tough exercise to do. I'm out of breath only doing a few of them. We really got to concentrate on it being nice and slow and controlled rather than rushing through it and not getting the ideal movement. If you're doing this at home in an isolation one length, as a beginner rest before repeating more advanced you are increase them out unless you do and then you're going to put it in a circuit you could do this, maybe one or two lengths before moving on to the next one so much of rugby is about body position. When you enter in all these skills at the breakdown, it's ideal to be in a nice low body position and keep everything nice and tight to either break through the breakdown or secure it so that makes this these drills even more important to focus on nice and slow body low to the ground keeping control of your body throughout the movement, which will then allow you to keep control of your body when under pressure in a competitive breakdown situation.