Guide to Wall Squats
- Stand with your feet a little wider than hip width with your head facing directly forward. Your toes turned out slightly and your arms resting at your sides.
- Bend your knees against a wall and slide down.
- Your feet should be away from the wall.
- Lower your body until your thighs are just below parallel to the ground. As you lower down, rest your hands down by your side (do not use your arms as support).
- HOLD the pose (back and head firmly against the wall).
Save enough energy in the legs to be able to slowly rise at the end. Don’t flop down.
The Benefits of Wall Squats
Few exercises work as many muscles as the squat. Despite the lack of movement, the wall squat will build your isometric strength as well as working the core, glutes and thighs.
Muscle groups worked with Wall Squats
Wall Squats Variations
- Try holding a pair of light dumbbells with the arms extended (in a lateral raise)