This exercise is best done with your fingers moderately turned out, rather than straight up and down.
Stand facing a wall, about 30 cm to 45 cm (12 in. to 18 in.) away.
Place your hands on the wall at shoulder height.
Slowly bend your elbows and bring your face to the wall, keeping your back and hips straight.
Push back to the starting position.
Repeat 8 to 12 times.
When you can do this exercise against a wall comfortably, you can try it against a counter. You can then slowly progress to the end of a couch, then to a sturdy chair, and finally to the floor.
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine