Weekend Challenge: Wall Squats

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Published: December 18, 2014

Fitness

Build Lower Body Endurance!

Want to boost your lower body fitness level? Wall squats will improve your endurance, combating fatigue.

Step 1:

Stand so that your back is against the wall, feet placed about 1-2 feet from the wall.

Wall Squat 1

 

RELATED: How to Avoid Knee Pain with Squat Exercise

Step 2 

Next, bend the knees as you move into a squat until your knees are at a 90 degree angle – your back should stay pressed against the wall at all times.

Wall Squat 2

Hold this position for 15 seconds and then come back up to start.  Rest for 30 seconds and then repeat one more time through.

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Want to extend the challenge?

Perform this move for two sets of 20 second holds on Tuesday and two sets of 30 second holds on Thursday.

RELATED: How to Avoid Knee Pain with Squat Exercise

Illustrations by Odunze Oguguo (WhytManga)

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