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Back press

  1. Stand with your back 25 to 30 centimetres (10 to 12 inches) away from a wall.
  2. Lean into the wall until your back is against it. Press your lower back against the wall by pulling in your stomach muscles.
  3. Slowly slide down until your knees are slightly bent, pressing your lower back into the wall.
  4. Hold for at least 6 seconds, then slide back up the wall.
  5. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Over time, work up to holding this position for as much as 1 minute.

Current as of: November 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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