Exercise of the Week: Wall Squats

Sunday, October 4, 2009 16:34
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Wall-squatLooking for a body weight exercise that you can perform anywhere?

Look no further because today I'm going to teach you how to properly do a "wall squat." It may be easy to perform the exercise, but that doesn't mean you won't feel your thighs burning after just 20 seconds!

This exercise is great for building leg strength and it's the perfect exercise to get you started on a new program to condition your legs for any upcoming winter sporting activities.

Here’s how to complete the wall squat:

1. Stand with your back, hips, and head flat against a wall
2. Slowly walk your feet out about 1-2 feet in front of you
3. Sit down into a squat until your legs form a right angle
4. Hold still in a static squat for 60 seconds
5. Push back up to the top when complete

Tips to remember:

1. Always keep your head, back, and hips against the wall at all times
2. Keep your feet flat on the ground
3. Breathe naturally throughout the exercise
4. Only go as deep as you can without any joint discomfort
5. Continue to work your way up until you can last for a full 60 seconds

I hope you enjoyed the exercise and be sure to check back in and let us know how it went after you tried it – could you stay in a squat for a full minute?

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