Wall Push-Ups

Purpose

The wall push-up is a great exercise for beginning to weight bear through your wrists, which is important for preventing further bone loss in that area. The wall push-up also strengthens the muscles of your upper body, including your chest, shoulders, and arms.

Set up

Begin by standing about a foot away from a wall. Facing the wall, place your hands on the wall at about shoulder height.

Movement

Bend your elbows in a push-up position. Straighten your elbows, pushing yourself back to the starting position.

Tips

  • Keep your lower abdominal muscles engaged throughout the exercise to keep your spine in neutral alignment.
  • Do not bend your elbows so far that you feel strain or discomfort in front of your shoulders.
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