Special Needs Training – Bear Crawl Exercise

Ryan Lockard talks about special needs training with a bear crawl exercise.

Ryan brings us another tip for special needs training in our weekly fitness video.  No equipment needed for this one!  The bear crawl is a great total body exercise for strength and improving body control.


1) Place both hands on the ground next to feet in a crouched position.
2) Begin walking hands forward.
3) As walking hands out begins to stretch body, move feet forward in sequence with hands.
4) Keep back parallel to the ground while moving forward.
5) That’s it!

Ryan Lockard
Ryan Lockard talks about special needs training and tips for exercises.Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.