You might not think of the crab as nature's most graceful creature, but if you mimic its stance when you stretch, you'll open up the tight muscles of your front body and give your backside a workout at the same time.
Demonstrated here by fitness expert Mike Fitch, who uses it in his Animal Flow body-weight resistance class, launching in January at all Equinox gyms, the crab reach is a great way to warm up and start your fitness routine.
What it does
The exercise stretches all of the muscles along the front of your body while flexing the hamstrings, glutes, back extensors and arms.
What to do
Start out in a seated position, with
Work up to five on each side.