Crab Walk Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 09, 2011

Crab Walk Exercise is a little known exercise that uses body weight strength to improve coordination and whole body strength. The reason it is called Crab Walk is because you look sort of like a crab while performing it.

How to do a Crab Walk:

In order to do a Crab Walk correctly, sit on the ground with your legs extended out in front of you. Place your hands by your side with your fingers pointed toward your feet.  Lift your body up into the air. Arch your back up as far as you can making sure your glutes are tight. Now in this position, begin to step forward one hand after the other. As you walk don’t let your butt slump down. When you get to the end of the room turn around and go the other direction.



Muscle group worked:

Crab walk exercise is a whole body weight exercise. However this exercise primarily works the glutes and shoulders.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 8-12 reps across the room

Why a Crab Walk works:

Crabwalk exercise works especially well because you’re placing a great amount of strain on your shoulders as well as your glutes.

Tips:  For crabwalk exercise the most important thing to remember is to not let your core slump down. Keep it up as high as you can.

Important!:  Breathe slow and steady throughout this routine.


Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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  1. Lydia

    “As you walk don’t let sure butt slump down.” perhaps you meant “don’t let you butt slump down”

    • Lydia

      Oops I meant perhaps you meant “don’t let your butt slump down.”

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