Back press

Illustration of back press exercise

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

  1. Place your feet 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 centimeters) from the wall.
  2. Rest your back flat against the wall and slide down the wall until your knees are slightly bent.
  3. Press your lower back against the wall by pulling in your stomach muscles.
  4. Hold this position for a count of 10, then relax your stomach muscles and slide back up the wall.
  5. Do this exercise a total of 10 times.

Last Updated: November 28, 2008

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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