Each month at FCF we focus on a particular exercise each day and work on perfecting our technique and ability.
This months exercise of the month is wall sits. Wall sits are a GREAT way to improve your health and fitness and have huge payoffs in our day to day life something that those of us over 50 worry about often.
Struggle to get out of the car or off the couch? Wall sits can help
Climbing stairs a challenge? Wall sits can help Worried about falling or have balance issues? wall sits can help.
Form is key so here's some tips on how to do a proper wall sit.
-Start by standing with your back in front of a wall about one step length apart the feet are hip width apart, rotate the tiptoes a bit outwards -Keep your back straight and lean back against the wall. Let the arms hang down next to your body -Next slide down the wall until your legs are in a 90 degree angle making sure your feet don't move. Your thighs should be parallel to the floor and your knees should be at 90 degrees.
if you're new to wall sits we recommend starting with 10, 15 or 20 seconds and then each day 5 seconds until you can hold it for a minute.
Then one you can hold it for a minute, try and do 3-5 wall sits of a minute or so each day.
You'll be amazed at how much stronger you'll get and how you'll be able to pop up off the couch!