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#17: Crab Ride

The crab ride is a top riding situation in wrestling where you are sitting behind your opponent while he's in a sit-out. Your legs are stretched forward to get control of your opponents hips and legs. It's very important to use your feet to pull your opponents calves outwards while you use your knees to pinch his hips. Your hands should always remain on the inside of the arms fighting for different handles (Half Nelson, Claw, Two-On-One, etc).

This ride can be used to great effect when trying to throw legs in. Although the Crab Ride is one of the more favored positions of a leg-rider, it tends to be the most unstable. So, if you are defending against a leg rider and he happens to get legs in, it is best to force them to a crab ride so you can manage the situation better and escape easier.