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