Primary muscles: Lower back, abs
Secondary muscles: Glutes, hamstrings, shoulders
Equipment: No equipment
CRAB TOE TOUCHES INSTRUCTIONS
1. Sit on the mat with your knees bent, feet together and place your hands behind you.
2. Lift your hips off the mat, kick your right leg up and touch your right foot with your left hand.
3. Place your right foot on the mat, kick your left leg up and touch your left foot with your right hand.
4. Keep alternating legs until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your core engaged, your back neutral, relax your neck and lift your hips as high as possible. Switch legs quickly, without losing form or using momentum, and maintain a steady breathing pattern.
The crab toe touches is a great cardio move that helps you improve agility, develop core strength and speeds up your metabolism. This exercise can also boost your weight loss and improve aerobic fitness.
SETS AND REPS
Do crab toe touches for 30 seconds to 1 minute or try to complete 2 or 3 sets of 12 to 16 repetitions. If you’re a beginner start with slowly and practice doing crab kicks first. As you get more comfortable with this exercise you will be able to increase the speed and add the additional arm movement.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the crab toe touches, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: