3 Exercises, 10 Mins: This Butt & Upper Body Workout Uses A Wall As The Only Equipment

3 Exercises, 10 Mins: This Butt & Upper Body Workout Uses A Wall As The Only Equipment

Squats may be a fabulous way to strengthen your butt, let's admit it, you can easily get bored of just bending up and down. There are variations, sure. But, squats aren't for everyone. Enter wall sits, an easy butt-strengthening exercise that you can do anywhere. Exercise minimalists, rejoice! You can do this three-step workout anywhere, anytime--because all you need is a flat wall. Not to mention, you can find it anywhere and there's no barrier for this morning routine. 

All of the exercises that we are talking about today are great for sculpting your thighs, butts, calves, and upper body too. These exercises are easy on your knees and back, and can be done by anyone.

So ready, sweat, strengthen!

The No-Equipment Wall Workout

Do these moves three times a week on alternate days, and be ready: They're hard. But your body will be, too.

Wall Sits

How it's done: You basically have to sit without a chair, but with the help of a wall. Start by leaning against the wall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Now, put your feet forward and go down as you do so, keep leaning against the wall. You have to slowly slide down the wall with your back pressed against it until your legs are bent at a right angle. Your thighs should be parallel to the ground for your muscles to get a good workout. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds. Increase the hold time to 60 seconds by repeating this exercise every alternate day.

Works: shoulders, upper back, abs, butt, thighs

Wall Drives Variation

How it's done: Place your hands on a wall, arms straight, and lean forward so your body forms a straight line from head to heels. Drive your left knee up and immediately repeat with your right leg. Continue alternating as quickly as possible.

This one is a kick-ass cardio workout that would keep you on your toes without even leaving the house.

Wall Push-Ups

How it's done: Stand a few feet away from a wall. Place your hands just wider than your shoulders on the wall. With your arms parallel to your sides, bend your elbows and lower your body towards the wall until your elbows are at 90-degree angles. Keep moving your hands up and down alternatively. Return and repeat, making sure your back is kept straight. This exercise strengthens the upper body and core along with the triceps. 

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