Spiderman Arm Crawl

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke works with Alexa to demonstrate how to do the Spiderman Arm Crawl (PDF) at home.

Equipment – Hand Towel, Plastic Plate or Glide Disc Slider to use on hands

Position – Modified Push-up Position (Hands and Knees) or Push-up Position (Hands and Feet Knees on Pillow, Towel, or Mat Hand(s) on Hand Towel, Plastic Plate, or Glide Disc Slider

Prescription – 2-3 x’s 30-60 sec for each movement

1-Hand Clock Reaches – Level 2

12-11-10-9 O’clock Positions performed with Left Hand
12-1-2-3 O’clock Positions performed with Right Hand
Assume a Modified Push-up position (hands and knees with the left hand on the slider. Image the face of a clock around your body. While maintaining a push-up position reach with the left hand forward to 12 O’clock. The right arm bends, like doing a 1-arm push-up and the chest lowers down toward the ground but stops about 4-6 inches off the floor. Press through the right hand and pull the left arm back under the body. Repeat the motion. You can complete all the repetitions to 12 O’clock on the left arm then move to the right. Repeat this to 11 O’clock with the left then 1 O’clock with the right, then 10 O’clock and 2 O’clock, and finally at 9 O’clock and 3 O’clock. For a greater challenge, the same moments may be performed in a regular push-up
position.

Alternating 1-Hand Clock Reaches – Level 3

12-11-10-9 O’clock Positions performed with Left Hand
12-1-2-3 O’clock Positions performed with Right Hand
Assume a Modified Push-up position (hands and knees with the left hand on one slider and the right hand on another). Image the face of a clock around your body. Instead of reaching with one arm only this time you are going to alternate left and right reaches. Left hand to 12 0’clock followed by the right hand to 12 O’clock. Repeat back and forth for the prescribed duration then rest. Proceed on to alternating between 11 and 1 O’clock for the prescribed duration then rest, then 10 and 2 O’clock, and then finally 9 and 3 O’clock.
Prescription – 2-3 x’s 30-60 sec each paired clock position

2-Hand Fly Push-ups – Level 3

Assume a Modified Push-up position (hands and knees with the left hand on one slider and the right hand on another). While maintaining push-up position move both hands-on sliders apart until they are the width of where you would do a push-up. Stop the movement and lower your chest down toward the floor to approximately 4-6 inches above the floor. Press back up and pull both hands back together to starting position. Repeat motion. For
increased difficulty try motion in a regular push-up position.
Prescripon – 2-3 x’s 30-60 sec

2-Hand Roll-Out – Level 3

Assume a Modified Push-up position (hands and knees with the left hand on one slider and the right hand on another).

1-Hand Seated Side Reach – Level 3

Sit on the floor with the legs bent to your right and split apart in a “tall” sitting position. Place your left hand in the center of a glide disc and place your right palm on the floor in front of your body for support. Slide the disc out to your left side while keeping your left arm straight as you reach. Maintain your posture the entire time. Pull the disc back toward your body bringing your body back up to an upright position. You may use the right hand to assist you. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions

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