The wall squat is a great exercise to strengthen the legs and buttocks and is often used as training for skiers and power-lifters. This is a brilliant exercise to do on the go, few spare minutes in a lift or when watching TV, especially if you fancy a stretch out during the ad breaks.
Put your quadriceps strength/ endurance to the test and hold a static (isometric) squat against a wall for 5 minutes. To perform a wall squat you need to slide down the wall and ‘sit’ with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle.
5 minute wall squat Challenge rules
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“First two minutes were the worst to hold after that was not to bad. Done that many times before, even more than 5 min and it's not getting easier lol good luck!!!”
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Aija M encouraged this.
Sue Loopy L well did my first 5 mins wall squat and could not stay there for the 5 mins,im sure it will get easier with time lol
Terri B encouraged this.
Azucena M can only hold it for about 2mins30secs at the moment...but i'm going to keep working on it :D
Brittany L I really didn't think I was going to make it, but I really pushed the last minute. I have a feeling I'm going to be sore tomorrow!
Jonathan H answered the question About the wall ... I suppose it has to be smooth (not rough/scabrous), isn't it ?
You could always put something in betwee you and the wall if you only have easy access to rough walls. A towel, or a mat of some sort, perhaps? It doesn't matter otherwise-heck, it doesn't even need to be a wall, a...
Teresa D answered the question About the wall ... I suppose it has to be smooth (not rough/scabrous), isn't it ?
don't think it matters about the wall, just make sure the floor isn't slippy. (that's the mistake i made!) x
Eunice Y encouraged this.
Kirsty O Forgot how hard long minutes of wall sits are! Definitely going to have to get back into doing them everyday. Got to 2 minutes just need that bit more strength and I'll be fine!
Rick P encouraged this.
Nigel G Did it ;-) It was bloody hard though, I really had to give it my all and I could barely walk afterwards.
Geronne B i must say this one is tough,reached 4 minutes exact n crumbled lolol,oh well,will try again today!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nigel G encouraged this.
Michael N Attempt #4. Still REALLY struggling with this and had my legs going disco funky on me for ages. New best time of 3 mins, 9 seconds. Owwwww!
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!