Workout Routine

Why You Should Bring The Nostalgic Gym Class Wall Sit Into Your Workout Routine

Although most school gym exercises seem like experiences we should gladly leave in the past, the wall sit holds tons of benefits for the body and the mind. In addition, personal trainers have found a way to enhance this simple workout to make it more intense, per Workout Digest. Don’t count out the wall sit until you read about the benefits it has on the body.

The traditional wall sit is an isometric move where you place your back straight up against a wall and position your lower half in a sitting position. The wall sit is not a complicated move, yet many get the form wrong. Those completing the wall sit need to ensure their angles are correct and that they hold the position long enough. Women’s Health states that the exercise is performed by leaning up against a wall with your feet flat on the floor and your knees positioned in a 90 degree angle. Hold this position for one to two minutes for ultimate impact.

Once you master the wall sit, consider adding a kettle bell or a weight to make the burn you crave more intense. In order to do this correctly and to avoid injury, come down in your 90 degree wall sit with the dumbbells or kettle bell at your side (via Men’s Health). Either hold the weight in your lap while in the wall sit, or complete reps with your dumbbells. Both exercises will build muscle, according to Anytime Fitness.