The Side Kick Through is a great little maneuver that you see used quite a lot in Animal Flow classes and even in some gyms these days.
They are great fun to do and add a bit of spice to your workouts rather than just doing bear crawling all the time.
The Side Kick Through can be challenging if you don’t have good stability in your shoulders and crawling positions.
To get the most out of the side kick through I strongly suggest that you work on a good bear crawl, progress to a beast crawl with your knees closer to the floor and then giving some under switches a go, and then finally tackling a side kick through.
This exercise will work your hands, shoulders, legs, and core as it involves a lot of twisting and holding yourself up with your hands and feet.
Crawling has a special place in my heart as it was one of the first exercises I felt was really good for my shoulder injuries in the past.
It helped me get over the idea that my shoulders were so fragile and that any exercise would result in more pain or injury.
So if you’re looking for a hard but safe way to challenge your shoulders after injury, crawling is a great way to do it.