Crab Walks

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The crab walk is an exercise that will load the shoulder girdle and the lower extremities and work on frontal plane stability. Begin on your hands and and the balls of your feet. Make sure that the hips are slightly higher than the shoulders. Slightly bend and add a little bit of flexion in the elbows and a little bit of flexion in the knees to keep them soft to absorb some of the impact and forces. From here, move the same hand and same foot laterally across the floor, which will lead to a lot of frontal plane stability. The hand and the foot should move at the same time and you should have good control of the pelvis as you move laterally.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.