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Combine crawling with running – the result, crunning, is already the trend sport of 2017 in Australia. This is what is Crunning and why it’s worth crawling for all.
Walkers stop and turn their heads in amazement: was it just their imagination or did several apparently adult (!) people really just crawl across the park lawn at monkey speed? Is this art? A flash mob? A demo???
No! It’s crunning, the new crazy trend sport from Down-Under! But what is Crunning? It took millions of years for man to learn to walk upright and now he’s supposed to go back to crawling? Exactly that! Because as an intensive full-body workout with a fun factor, crunning is already the trend sport 2017 in the Australian metropolis of Melbourne.
Originally, crawling goes back to the training techniques of the Shaolin monks, so-called crawl-walking, and adult power crawlers or crunners were already spotted in some Chinese cities a few years ago.
Crunning was made a big trend by Australian Shaun McCarthy, who since 2015 has built up a huge crunning community in his home country, the world’s first crawling group for sports-loving adults, so to speak! On his Facebook page, the Crunmaster McCarthy also regularly gives tips on optimal training.
Crunning might not become a mass sport, but for all those who are sports enthusiasts, like to try new things and don’t care about getting funny looks from some passers-by, crunning is definitely a hot candidate for the personal trend sport 2017!
Apart from the puzzled looks and head shakes you can get, as with any sport, there are a few things to watch out for when crunning to avoid spraining or injuring yourself.
The best thing to do, at least for your first training session, is to have someone show you how to run who has experience in it and can help you practise the correct posture and technique.
If you have a taste for crunning, you can challenge yourself even further by competing against other crunners in competitive crunning. By the way, the first so-called Crun-Off was won by the crunmaster himself: Shaun McCarthy – as seen here:
Well then: On all fours! Ready!!! Crawl away!!! 🙂
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