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Wall Squats

Woman doing wall slide exercise.This exercise stretches and strengthens your lower body to help your back. As you work out, don’t rush or strain.

Here are the steps to wall squats:

  • Stand with hips and shoulders touching a wall. Keep your feet hip-width apart and your ears, shoulders, hips, and feet in a line. If needed, place a rolled-up towel behind the small of your back.

  • Step forward about 2 feet, keeping your back against the wall. Slide down into a sitting position. Don’t let your hips go below your knees.

  • Hold for 5 seconds, then slide up. As you get stronger, hold the position longer. 

  • Repeat ___ times per day.

Online Medical Reviewer: Finke, Amy, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N., MD
Last Review Date: 11/1/2017
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