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.)
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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerTimothy Bhattacharyya, MD
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD