When Working Out is Just Another Day at the Beach: Spiderman Crawl
Moving closer to the water where the sand is more plentiful, I summon all my “spidey sense” and prepare to dig deep for the Spiderman crawl. You can start from a plank position or more of a rounded cat-stretch, just as long as you’re face down in the sand with your weight equally distributed between your hands and feet. This is a total body workout that primarily targets triceps, back, lats and forearms in your upper body and quads and calves in your lower body. It burns fat, increases the heart rate and tones muscle.
After choosing two points to measure my distance, I lower my body close to the sand maintaining a flat back. I reach out with my left hand and step forward with my right foot—bringing my right knee to my right hand. I try to keep my hips low and my abdominals engaged. I alternate hands and feet crawling back and forth between the two distance points 3 to 4 times.
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.