Thumbnail for the video of exercise: One Arm Against Wall

One Arm Against Wall

Exercise Profile

Body PartBack
EquipmentBody weight
Primary MusclesLatissimus Dorsi, Teres Major
Secondary Muscles
AppStore IconGoogle Play Icon

Get the exercise library in your pocket!

Introduction to the One Arm Against Wall

The One Arm Against Wall exercise is a simple yet effective stretching routine that primarily benefits individuals who are seeking to improve their shoulder mobility and posture. It is ideal for people of all fitness levels, including athletes, office workers, or anyone experiencing shoulder discomfort due to prolonged periods of inactivity or improper posture. This exercise is desirable as it not only enhances flexibility and range of motion, but also aids in alleviating muscle tension and reducing the risk of shoulder-related injuries.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial One Arm Against Wall

  • Extend one arm straight out and place your palm flat against the wall, keeping your arm at shoulder height.
  • Gently lean your body into the wall, stretching the shoulder of the arm that's against the wall, until you feel a comfortable stretch.
  • Hold this position for about 20-30 seconds, breathing normally.
  • Repeat the exercise with the other arm.

Tips for Performing One Arm Against Wall

  • Controlled Movement: Push against the wall by contracting your chest and tricep muscles, then slowly return to the starting position. This exercise is not about speed but controlled, deliberate movements. Rushing through the movement can reduce its effectiveness and increase the risk of injury.
  • Keep Your Body Aligned: Your body should remain straight throughout the exercise. Avoid twisting or bending your torso, as this can lead to improper form and potential injury.
  • Focus on Muscle Engagement: Concentrate on the muscles you're working — your chest, shoulder and triceps. You should feel a tension in these muscles as you push against the wall. If you're not feeling this, you may need to

One Arm Against Wall FAQs

Can beginners do the One Arm Against Wall?

Yes, beginners can do the One Arm Against Wall exercise. It is a simple and effective exercise that can help improve shoulder mobility and flexibility. However, it's important for beginners to start slow and maintain proper form to avoid injury. If any discomfort or pain is felt during the exercise, it should be stopped immediately and possibly be modified to suit their current fitness level. It can also be beneficial to have a personal trainer or physical therapist guide them through the exercise initially to ensure they are doing it correctly.

What are common variations of the One Arm Against Wall?

  • One Arm Against Wall with Squat: Here, you perform a squat while keeping one arm pressed against the wall, which targets your lower body and increases stability.
  • One Arm Against Wall with Side Stretch: This version involves reaching your free arm up and over your head for a side stretch, enhancing flexibility and lengthening your side muscles.
  • One Arm Against Wall with Resistance Band: By adding a resistance band around your wrist and the wall, this variation increases the intensity and targets your arm and shoulder muscles more effectively.
  • One Arm Against Wall with Bicep Curl: In this variation, you perform a bicep curl with your free arm while the other is pressed against the wall, focusing on arm strength and muscle toning.

What are good complementing exercises for the One Arm Against Wall?

  • Doorway Stretch complements the One Arm Against Wall as it targets the same muscle groups, particularly the shoulders and chest, enhancing the range of motion and muscle strength.
  • The Wall Push-Up is another exercise that complements the One Arm Against Wall as it not only works on the chest and shoulder muscles, but also engages the core, providing a more comprehensive upper body workout.

Related keywords for One Arm Against Wall

  • Bodyweight back exercise
  • One Arm Against Wall workout
  • Wall exercises for back
  • Bodyweight exercises for back strength
  • One arm wall push exercise
  • Back strengthening wall exercise
  • Bodyweight back training
  • One arm wall back workout
  • Wall-based back exercises
  • Single arm wall exercise for back