A strange new fitness craze is spreading in China. Called the ‘crocodile crawl’, fans say it leads to a healthier life and relieves spinal pain. Photo: SCMP composite
A strange new fitness craze is spreading in China. Called the ‘crocodile crawl’, fans say it leads to a healthier life and relieves spinal pain. Photo: SCMP composite

‘Crocodile crawl’ to a healthy life — the new fad among China’s elderly who swear it relieves back pain trending on social media

  • A form of crawling exercise by a fast-growing band of followers dubbed the ‘Crocodile Group’ from eastern China has taken mainland social media by storm
  • The members meet dressed in uniforms and chant rhythmic slogans as they crawl like crocodiles on a mountainside jogging track every day

A strange new fitness craze is spreading in China. Called the ‘crocodile crawl’, fans say it leads to a healthier life and relieves spinal pain. Photo: SCMP composite
A strange new fitness craze is spreading in China. Called the ‘crocodile crawl’, fans say it leads to a healthier life and relieves spinal pain. Photo: SCMP composite
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