When Working Out is Just Another Day at the Beach: Backwards Crab Walk
Backwards Crab Walk
Coming out of the Spiderman crawl, remember what Missy Elliot says: “Is it worth it, let me work it, I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it!” That’s exactly what the backwards crab walk is…only harder! This exercise is another full body workout that will confuse your brain and your muscles, which is definitely a good thing.
I start in a seated position with my arms behind my hips, my hands pointing toward my butt and my shoulders down and back. I engage my abs and lift my butt off the sand and press my hips to the sky as far as I can. Using my right palm and left foot to move my body backward, I alternate hands and feet while shifting my weight.
You’ll definitely feel this exercise in your triceps, hamstrings, abdominals, shoulders and quads. It’s also a great cardiovascular exercise, as you will find out by the 3rd or 4th set. Using the same point A to point B distance marking, I try to get 10 to 12 crawls into each set.
Things You’ll Need
1. A lovely beach
3. A towel (maybe one small for exercising and one large for after workout swim)
4. Water (you’ve got to stay hydrated)
And remember, like all Get Me Body posts, these workout routines are suggested exercises that have worked for me. I am not a trainer or a physician, so please consult either of those two professionals before attempting to do any vigorous workout regiment, especially if you are new to exercising. Stay active and stay inspired.