Woman performing the sit to stand exercise in her living room to improve her core strength

Do you want to work on your core and leg strength or improve your mobility? The sit to stand exercise could be a worthwhile addition to your workout or rehabilitation routine. Not to mention, it also has long-term benefits for your health. Read on to learn more.



  • Stand in front of a seat with your feet hip-width apart. The seat should be low enough so that when you sit, your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  • Slowly lower yourself to the seat, using your arms as a counterbalance.
  • Once you’ve sat, rise back up to the standing position by activating your glutes and quads and bending your torso forward.
  • Repeat as your ability allows.


The sit-to-stand isn’t a particularly intense workout. However, it does help strengthen the legs and core (especially if you pile on the reps and sets). It also improves your stability, balance, and control.

It’s an extremely important exercise to do for regaining mobility and independence following a knee or hip injury, surgery, or even the development of arthritis. Even if you’re perfectly healthy, practising standing up after sitting down can save you a lot of trouble when you’re older. Because as we age, muscle strength starts to diminish, and motions that aren’t practised frequently can get harder and harder to do. 



The GenuTrain Knee Brace and Sports Back Support boost circulation and activate the muscles, supporting you as you do the exercise and in daily life. 

If you suffer from lower pain, The LumboTrain Back Brace can help. 

  • The gel pads relieve pain 
  • Compression reduces the rate of muscle fatigue 
  • It improves your awareness of how you activate your muscles
  • And it helps protect the joints from harm


If you require assistance selecting the right product for your needs or wearing the brace, call us on 1300 668 466 or contact us via live chat.

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Bauerfeind was founded in 1929, and since then, we've worked tirelessly to develop and improve our extensive range of braces, insoles, and compression products. Our mission is to provide you with top-of-the-line supports so you can reach your fitness goals or live life without pain holding you back.

Every product is produced entirely in our facilities in Germany with the guidance of doctors, clinics, and orthopaedic technicians.


This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed healthcare provider. The information contained here should not be considered a plan of care or physical therapy.

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