Exercise at Stephen’s Place – Wall Presses

This exercise is great for individuals that are not able to do push-ups and need to work on their upper body strength. It requires no equipment and can be done at home.

  1. Start by standing in front of a wall with your arms extended in front of you.
  2. Place hands on the wall (fingers pointing up) about shoulder width and about armpit height.
  3. Bending your elbows, lower yourself to the wall until your nose touches and then press your body back up by pressing and extending your elbows.
  4. And repeat.
Ryan Lockard Bio 
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.