Tired of traditional running? Let’s give ‘Crunning’ a try!
Wait… In case you are wondering, the ‘c’ stands for ‘crawling’. Yes, that’s right! The new sport entails two-legged humans running on all fours!It is similar to bear crawling, according to news.com.au, except you run with your knees off the ground, using your hands to propel you forward.
Crawling + running = crunning, get it?
The idea is the brainchild of Melbourne resident Shaun McCarthy. The 34-year-old is convinced that it will revolutionize fitness as we know it. According to the sports enthusiast, “The only thing that crunning’s changed about fitness… is that it’s changed everything about fitness.”
Heaven forbid you low-five some broken glass…or worse, dog poo!
He even created a Facebook page where he posts videos of himself practicing the trend, and shows the proper way to complete the exercise.
But is it actually a better workout? Is it safe?
As for McCarthy, he 100 percent believes crunning is better than running because, “it’s an opportunity to exercise your upper body as well as your lower body. After half a kilometre you’re slaughtered. It’s really good for the thighs I’ve found. I’m really bulking out,” he said.
Though there are no scientific evidence to prove that crunning is more efficient than traditional two-legged running, many Melbourne residents have been seen scampering around on all fours.
The bizarre, more humiliating version of running also can be seen in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, as a favorite activity for many years.
Every few years comes a fitness trend that has people scratching their heads in amazement. Will crunning be the next one? Let’s see!