Wall Squats

The wall squat exercise is an slightly easier alternative exercise to the squat. By using the wall some of the body weight is supported.


  • To build strength in preparation for performing a full squat.


  • The athlete stands with their back against a wall and the feet moved forwards.
  •  They perform a squat by sliding the back down the wall and ensuring that the knees do not move forwards past the toes. 
  • The squat position can be held for added difficulty, or performed on a single leg only. 

Muscles worked:

Alternative exercise:

A Swiss ball between the back and the wall can also be used for smooth movement.