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Think crawling is only for babies? Think again

Think crawling is only for babies? Think again

In the midst of working on a lizard crawl, a complicated series of movements that involves balance, core and shoulder strength, I remembered that the ground – more specifically, gravity – is the best free training tool you have.

I was at Judkins Park in the Central District of Washington, United States, with local trainer Kyle Long to learn more about crawling.

Yes: on hands and knees.

Crawling is a foundational movement for all sports, Long says, and any athlete can benefit.

Working with your hands and feet on the ground helps you isolate different body parts for better body awareness, teaches you to engage your core and presents plenty of challenges.

We did a few wrist warm-ups, then Long had me stand straight to focus on core engagement and form.

After a plank hold and some rhomboid pushups to work my shoulder mobility and strength, we started with an inchworm.

From a plank, I walked my feet forward in tiny steps to my hands, bending my knees as needed to get to a forward fold, then went back to a plank.

It was a good warm-up, and I soon felt the intensity in my shoulders.

After the inchworms, we worked on hands and knees on a bear crawl.

Long told me to dig into my toes, and keep my hips level, as I moved forward with opposite hand and opposite knee.

He increased the challenge by putting a half-full water bottle on my lower back. If it rolled off or the water sloshed, it meant my pelvis wasn’t level.

I moved slowly, and heard sloshing. I tried harder, and still there was sloshing. (Try it at home; you’ll see.)

You can add reversing, or switching to moving your right hand and foot at the same time, then left.

All the variations require coordination and concentration.

Next, I straightened my arms and legs for an inverted V bear crawl to walk forward and back, head down, core engaged.

Long added variations, including bending my elbows as I crawled (hard), and moving sideways, crossing ankles and wrists (very hard). Throughout, he reminded me to breathe.

I was ready for beginner lizard. Long demonstrated first, placing his right hand and left foot on the ground, and bending his other foot toward his lower back, his left hand floating by his side.

He reached his free hand forward to the ground, shifted forward and twisted, bent his free leg into his chest in a side plank variation, then put his foot down in front of his knee.

He bent his lower foot this time, picked up his right hand, reached forward and returned to the starting position.

My brain went into overdrive; it looked like the game Twister, without any colourful dots for help.

My turn. It was easier than it looked, with Long cuing me forward. It was also fun, pushing my body far more than the previous crawls.

But of course, there was more.

He showed me how to work a one-arm-style push up into the lizard, which I could barely execute. I asked whether this was advanced lizard.


No? He showed me advanced lizard, hovering a few inches off the ground while moving forward with the same movements.

I made one attempt, lost all bearings, then decided I would work on mastering beginner lizard first.

Any of the crawls can be used as a warm-up, or as a daily exercise to strengthen core and improve body awareness.

After an hour of crawling, I had gotten a full workout.

After years of building strength, I have learned the little things often can make the biggest difference. – The Seattle Times/Tribune News Service

Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow and Liner Taupe Review

Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow and Liner Taupe Review

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Skin Tone: Medium

Hi guys,

In this post, I am reviewing another eye makeup product from Sephora Collection. I recently purchased a few liquid eye tints from NYX as I am not very comfortable with powders yet. After seeing the concept of an eyeshadow stick, I knew I had to get Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow and Liner in Taupe. To know more about this product and how it fared for me, keep reading.

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Sephora Collection Fingertip Eyeliner 08 Metallic Turquoise Review

Sephora Collection Fingertip Eyeliner 08 Metallic Turquoise Review

Product Purchased by IMBB

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Hello everyone,

In this post, I will be reviewing an eyeliner from Sephora Collection. Many shades have been reviewed previously on IMBB (Smart Black, Vivid Brown), and I was interested to buy this eyeliner as I wanted to get an easy-to-use eyeliner.  To know how Sephora Collection Fingertip Eyeliner Metallic Turquoise fared for me, keep reading.

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 19 Gabrielle Review

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 19 Gabrielle Review

Hey Gorgeous Gals,

Since we are doing bullet lipsticks for a change – here is another one. This one is from Chanel – a brand rarely reviewed by me. This is probably the only lipstick I have from the brand! I have never really explored Chanel for their makeup/skincare. I did review a couple of Chanel blushes a while back, but the lack of easy accessibility have made the brand more elusive for me and something I haven’t really bothered to procure. Let us find out more about Gabrielle.

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Roman’s Cooking Corner: A baking tutorial by this really funny 2-year-old

Roman’s Cooking Corner: A baking tutorial by this really funny 2-year-old

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 31, 2018 7:36:20 pm

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Roman, a two-year-old, runs his own baking tutorial channel. (Source: YouTube/aylajalyn)

As two-year-olds, all most of us did was spill food. But this two-year-old kid took to YouTube to kickstart his own cooking channel. Along with everything that screams adorable, his videos are sure to tickle your bones with his hilarious comments while he cooks up a storm. Or at least tries to.

Of course, he leaves room for improvement.

This newbie chef named Roman, on his pioneering baking show, not only focuses on cooking but also expands his forte to smearing flour moustaches onto his face before rolling out the dough, shoving his tongue right into the cake batter to make sure it tastes ‘perfect’, spreading his batter as he spills and forgets – and still, he manages to whip up a pretty okay looking turquoise sponge cake. Of course, every time he tastes anything he manages to put together, he makes sure he lets his audience know how ‘perfect’ it is – convincingly, of course.

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While you are soaked in all the cuteness he exudes, you cannot deny the kid’s impressive manners – as he politely requests for ingredients and remembers to thank without any effort. And at times, when he messes up a little or wants help to go at cracking an egg, he politely asks his mom if she could give him a hand. For a two-year-old, Roman is already a gentleman at heart.

Posting the clip on YouTube, Roman’s mother wrote: “Say hello to a new series called ‘Roman’s Cooking Corner’! I hope you enjoy watching it as much as he did making this cake!! If you have any future recipes you’d like to see Roman make, be sure to comment below!!”

“This kid is going to the big leagues”, a YouTube comment suggested. You have our nod.

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