You can lift any weight in the gym, but if you can not move your body The Sense: Agile Agility is a important part of a healthy lifestyle – although it is not always easy to master the movements used to improve your skills.
Coach Charlee Atkins, CSCS, understands the challenge of pressing your body to stand up Moving new, different ways, however, leaves her a staunch champion of the pain struggle so you can do exercises like the crab's reach for your own good. "This is a double hit because it's a great warm-up and great body weight Exercise in general, "she says. Granted, when the crab is first reached, it is a bit uncomfortable. In this position, we rarely open our body (arms stretched, breast and hip extension open), which is why it is so delicious.
The Crab Range can help anyone with tight hip bends, especially those of us who sit in an office all day. "This could be beneficial to those of us who have been sitting at the desk for a long day [since it’s a] Coming to the gym, chest and shoulder opener, "says Actins.
To perform the move, you just need some space on the floor to spread out.
- Start on the floor, rest in the bridge / crab position on the arms, palms flat on the floor and hands back and slightly outward.
- Press your glutes to lift your hips off the floor.
- When you rise , pass one hand over the opposite shoulder and twist on the torso.
- Stop, press your core and buttocks to avoid bending the back), then return to the starting position back.
- Repeat the process on the other side.
Add the crab reach to your warm up with 5 reps on each side for a total of 10 reps. Atkins recommends that you take your time and move slowly through the exercise, especially if you are just starting to make the most of the movement.
Want to learn more moves from Atkins? Take a look at our series with their training tips: Try Her Move.
Brett Williams is Associate Fitness Editor at Men's Health.