How to do Crab Walk

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: abs, triceps, chest, shoulders, calves, hamstrings, quadriceps


Start off by sitting down on the floor leaning on your arms and with your feet drawn in towards your hips. Make sure your hands are on the floor underneath your shoulders with your fingers pointing down to your feet. Then, push into your hands and feet, engage your core and glutes to lift your hips off the floor by about 6 inches. This is the start position of the movement.

From here, lift up your left hand and right foot and take a step back with both of them, then place them back down. Pick up your right hand and left foot and take a step back with them. Keep this alternating opposite hand / foot walk going in a backwards direction. Then reverse the movement to crab walk forwards and return to the start position. Keep moving back and forth for the duration of the exercise.

How to make Crab Walk easier

Try our switch kick exercise to build up strength to help tackle the crab walk.

How to make Crab Walk more challenging

Once you have mastered this movement, progress things with our Swipers exercise.

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