The wall sit is an exercise you can perform just about anywhere, without any gym equipment.
This exercise involves sitting, with your back against a wall in a squat position and simply holding the position for as long as you can – with practice this will improve over time!
- Keep your head and back touching the wall
- Keep the legs at a 90 degree angle
- Hold your arms out in front of you to work your shoulders
This exercise builds on your isometric strength and endurance in the quads and glutes – a favourite exercise to perform for the pre-ski season!
There are a number of variations to the wall sit which include using a stability ball, one legged wall sits or holding weights in your hands.
Check out our new Exercise of the Month video as Personal Trainer Caroline Riddall demonstrates the stability ball wall sit.
Happy training, any questions please ask!
Caroline Riddall, Personal Trainer, Caversham Health & Fitness