Just read on, it’s a lot better than it sounds.
Want a fun way to trick yourself into crawling further and longer than you thought you could?
The answer is suicides.
No, no, no. Not that kind.
This is a new take on the old basketball stamina and conditioning drill known as suicides (run to the free throw line, run back. Run to the half court line, run back. Run to the farthest free throw line, run back. Run to the opposite side of the court, run back.)
You’ll do the same thing with your crawls (minus going fast – keep it slow, steady, and stable).
Start at a specific point and pic an object to crawl forward to, then crawl backward from. Then, from the starting point, crawl to a new further point, then crawl backward away from it. Repeat until properly vestibulated.
I did this yesterday in a park after a conversation about this drill with my friend Josh Halbert, and man, it was an awesome drill. Distracts your mind just enough to keep going, and is a great way to connect with nature (if you’re into that tree hugger stuff like me).
Try this out after your next workout. If it’s not your go-to feel-good finisher, I’ll eat my shoes.