The wall sit exercise strengthens your back, trunk, and thigh muscles, helping you maintain a healthy lower back.
Stand with your back 25 cm (10 in.) to 30 cm (12 in.) away from a wall.
Lean into the wall until your back is flat against it.
Slowly slide down until your knees are slightly bent, pressing your lower back into the wall.
Hold for a count of about 6 seconds. Then slide back up the wall.
Repeat 8 to 12 times.
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 Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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 & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy