Sport Wales and Welsh Athletics share a philosophy regarding athlete development. Introducing and developing athletic motor skill competencies (AMSC) and general physical qualities prior to sport-specific training is essential for long-term success.
This will provide athletes with a range of movement skills that will better equip them to safely increase sport-specific training volume and eventually progress to resistance training exercises.
- Crawling exercises strengthen muscles that connect the shoulder and opposite hip. These muscles must be strong to transfer force during sprinting, running, throwing and jumping.
- Crawling exercises help to develop coordination, hip mobility and stability, as well as, shoulder strength and stability.
- Crawling exercises develop awareness of posture and the ability to brace the trunk