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Back Press

Back press exercise

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

  • Place your feet 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 centimeters) 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 of: May 29, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine