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Back press exercise

This exercise strengthens your trunk and thighs, helping you maintain a healthy lower back posture during your pregnancy.

  • Place your feet 25 to 30 centimetres (10 to 12 inches) from the wall.
  • Rest your back flat against the wall and slide down the wall until your knees are slightly bent.
  • Press your lower back against the wall by pulling in your stomach muscles.
  • Hold for 6 seconds, and then relax your stomach muscles and slide back up the wall.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology