Work Out Wednesday: up against the wall!

wallsquat.jpgIt’s the middle of the week and you are feeling stressed and blah? Well, what better way to pep yourself up than with a quick and powerful exercise!

Let’s do some WALL SQUATS!

No excuses gang, this one is really convenient!

Go find a solid wall in your house or job (or at the mall, if necessary!) and pretend there is a chair up against that wall. Now sit down in your pretend chair!

Check your form here:

  • don’t let your knees extend past your toes.
  • Keep your back pressed against the wall.
  • Breathe!
  • Are you sitting down low? Can you inch down a little lower?!!
  • Keep your abs drawn in toward your spine.
  • Keep breathing!
  • squeeze your gluteal muscles.
    • Make ‘em work! We grew them, let’s work them!

Do at least 5 wall squats today for 30 seconds to one minute each. (depending on your level) The idea here is to challenge yourself, and potentially a family member! Do it together and see who can hold the position the longest.

Really, who needs a chair when we can use our own legs!

So tell me, how long did you last?

Comments

  1. Ugh, move ’07 and winter has completely thrown me off working out…I’ll do these today if it kills me!

  2. you are awesome! thanks for the great resource! i did these yesterday but used bad form… my next set will be better : )

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