Crab meat is a lean, healthy meat that’s tasty and full of flavor…and you can be too – with the SUP Crab Crunch! This balance challenge of a move will zip in your core muscles and create a lean six-pack while toning the backs of the arms and shoulders! Feelin’ crabby? Then paddle out and let’s get started!
To begin this sup exercise:
Sit on your board with hands shoulder-width apart behind you and feet flat on your board hips width apart. Lift your bum (aka crabby patty) off the board and draw your navel to your spine.
Bring your right elbow (aka Crab claw) to your left knee…opposite arm to opposite leg and feel the crunch through your center.
Then repeat on the other side – right elbow to left knee. Stay strong through the supporting arm and leg and use your abdominals to pull the elbow and the knee towards each other.
No worries if you lose your balance and fall in the drink. Crabs do well in water. Repeat this sequence until you have 8-10 on each side.
Rest and repeat the sequence once more.
More advanced move: Instead of just pulling the knee in, lift the whole extended leg and extended crab claw towards one another reaching for the shin or foot.
Enjoy getting stronger and leaner, and don’t forget to stretch!
For more workouts you can enjoy on your SUP, check out Get Fit with Jodelle on the Water on iTunes and Hipcast.com. These audio SUP workouts are designed to be done with your waterproof headphones and your mp3 device right out on the water in your own private SUP fitness and yoga class, and are downloadable for free!