woman at the part performing the Serial Sitting Exercise in the GenuTrain P3 Knee Brace

Serial Sitting activates your leg muscles in a unique way. This challenging isometric exercise will develop lower body strength and core control. It can be used as a warm-up exercise, active recovery, or standalone exercise within any workout. 


The benefits of serial sitting

The Serial Sitting exercise strengthens the muscles responsible for moving and supporting the knee and hip. As an isometric workout, it focuses on building endurance in the muscles it targets. It’s also ideal as part of a rehabilitation program, as it involves limited movement and can help improve stability and muscle control. 


How to do serial sitting  

  1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Turn your toes out slightly. Activate your core and keep your chest up.
  2. Slowly swing your arms up to shoulder level as you lower yourself down by bending your knees and pushing your hips backward.
  3. Pause and stay in this position for a few seconds
  4. Deepen your squat by 5-10 degrees and hold that position for a few seconds.
  5. Repeat slowly in stages, periodically deepening or lifting your squat.
  6. Keep doing the exercise for 30 seconds or as long as your ability allows. Remember, your quads, glutes, and hamstrings will be engaged throughout the exercise, so you don’t need to do it for too long.
  7. Relax, take a breather, and repeat another 2-3 times.


Support your serial sits with a knee brace

Bracing is crucial when you’re recovering from injury. By wearing the GenuTrain P3 during your serial sitting exercise, you can ensure your joint is well-supported. The GenuTrain P3 Knee Brace incorporates:
  • Compression to help your nerves transmit signals to and from the brain
  • Compression also works to boost circulation and reduce swelling, ensuring healing tissues have all the oxygen and nutrients they need
  • A gel pad to relieve pain
  • A medial strap to stabilise the patella



More information

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. It 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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