Wall Squat

The wall squat is a great exercise for building up leg strength quickly, ideal for those people going skiing, who may find themselves tucked in a static leg position for a while.

Place your back firmly against a wall, with your legs at 90 degrees or more. Avoid squatting down too low, as this puts excessive strain on your joints.
 

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Place your back firmly against a wall, with your legs at 90 degrees or more. Avoid squatting down too low, as this puts excessive strain on your joints.

Hold for as long as possible, however make sure you can get back up. Holding a secure pole or chair, can be handy to help pull yourself up.

A variation of this exercise is to lower and rise without resting.

Make sure your feet are firmly on the floor, as you may find that they slide forward.

Your feet should be shoulder width apart, toes facing forward, aiming to keep your hands off your thighs throughout the exercise, as this will make the exercise easier, aim to use your hands to help you up after you have held the static position.

Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.

Look in the Circuit Exercises area for some great ways for you to design your own circuit routine at home.

Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet

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