how many of you can actually do these without falling over? do you do them slow and controlled or fast and bouncy?
this doesn't make sense to me. I just squatted down in front of a wall with my forehead, knees and toes touching, and I had to hold onto something just to stay upright. I also don't know what they would be good for, thoughts?
IMO if you dont know what they are good for you shoudnt do them.
Everything in your training arsenal should have a clear purpose or its a waste.
I use them to teach high school kids how to squat correctly. It forces you to sit back on your heels. Wall squats and Goblet squats make my life a lot easier.
I like to perform wall squats as a warmup and to help me keep my squat form in check. IMO, that's what they are best for. I do them slow and controlled. Sometimes with a broomstick or a mini band around my knees to make me force my knees out.
One thing Jake, how close of a stance did you use? A narrow stance makes it extremely tough to stay off the wall or falling back. A medium to wide stance works for me(my comp stance)
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Maybe you are doing them wrong. Are performing them like a free squat? Are you going straight up and down or are you sitting back by starting with your hips? Also, like BC said, what kind of stance are you using?
EDIT: I just did it again with my toes 3" out from the wall and had no issues at all, knees were behind my toes and forehead was touching the wall..
Maybe that's what your problem is, you were probably too close to the wall. My feet are usually about 2-3" away from the wall.