Wall walks is one the most difficult body weight exercises that you can do for your entire body. It incorporates almost every muscle in your body and puts tremendous strain on your muscles. This is by far one of my favorite exercises!
How to do Wall Walks:
In order to properly perform wall walks, stand facing away from a wall about 2 to 3 feet. Your feet will be about shoulder width apart. Lean backwards and place your hands on the wall. Begin to walk your hands down the wall while arching backwards. Your face will be facing the wall. Continue to walk all the way down until your head touches the floor. Slowly walked back up until you are starting position. If you cannot get all the way down to the floor, don’t worry about it. Go as far as you can, with the intention that each time you do it you get a little bit further.
Muscle group worked:
Wall walks strengthens the entire body especially your core muscles.
Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 4 to 5 times up and down
Why Wall Walks work:
Wall Walks works perfectly for strengthening the body because when you walk your body down the wall in place many of your muscle groups in an elongated position. Anytime you lengthen a muscle but also contract it you tear muscle tissue. This is why wall walks works so great.
Tips: Wall walks is an extreme exercise, so be careful when doing it. If you have low back pain I would recommend strengthening your low back with other exercises before you begin wall walks.
Important!: Breathe in and out slowly throughout this exercise.
Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.