Wall Squats

This exercise stretches and strengthens your lower body to help your back. As you work out, don’t rush or strain.

Here are the steps to wall squats:

  • Stand with hips and shoulders touching a wall. Keep your feet hip-width apart and your ears, shoulders, hips, and feet in a line. If needed, place a rolled-up towel behind the small of your back.

  • Step forward about 6 to 12 inches. Keep your back against the wall. Slide down into a sitting position. Don’t let your hips go below your knees.

  • Hold for  5 seconds, then slide up. As you get stronger, hold the position longer. 

  • Repeat ___ times per day.

Woman doing wall slide exercise.

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