Crab Walk Push Up

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Crab Walk Push Up

The crab walk push up should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the crab walk push up.

Beginning

Beginning Crab Walk Push Up

1. Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your soles firmly against the ground. The distance between your feet should be roughly hip-width.

2. Reach behind your back with both hands and press your palms against the ground, fingers facing forward.

3. Lift your hips using your glutes and core muscles to create a "tabletop" position with your torso and thighs. Your palms and soles should be the only parts of your feet that touch the ground.

Movement

Crab Walk Push Up Movement

1. Begin by coming into a push up position with your hands flat on the ground and your legs straight behind you. Your toes will be on the ground.

2. Complete a push up by bending with your elbows and bringing your body down slowly so that your arms form 90 degree angles.

3. Simultaneously, pause at the bottom for a brief second and then move to either your left side using your arms and legs to slide over.

4. Repeat for repetitions by completing a push up and then sliding to the same side.

Benefits

Crab Walk Push Up Benefits

While normal push-ups build your upper body and squats improve your legs, the crab walk combines the two to offer you a powerful core workout while also strengthening your arms and legs. Add your arms and shoulders to the mix.

Exercise Aliases

How to Do a Push Up, Exercise Push Up Variations, Crab Walk Exercise.

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