- Target Muscle Group
- Exercise TypeStrength
- Equipment RequiredBodyweight
- Force TypePush
- Experience LevelIntermediate
- Secondary Muscles
Abs, Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings
Target Muscle Group
Bodyweight Wall Squat Instructions
- Set up for the bodyweight wall squat by positioning yourself with your back flat against a wall.
- Walk your feet out a few steps while keeping your upper body flat against the wall.
- Your legs should be straight with a slight bend in your knees and your feet should be just inside shoulder width apart. This is the starting position.
- While bending at the knees and sliding your torso downward (still pressed against the wall) lower your buttocks towards the ground.
- Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
- Pause for a moment and press through your heels to push yourself back to the starting position.
- Repeat this movement for desired reps.
- Keep your torso as still as possible throughout the movement with your back straight and constantly pressed against the wall.
- Keep your head up and eyes facing forward.
- To get the full benefit of the squat, drop your buttocks down as low as possible - at least until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
- For extra intensity, pause for a few seconds at the bottom of the movement.