Sit to Stand Exercises

This is a simple exercise that works the quadriceps in the early stages of rehabilitation after a knee injury. It is also helpful for the elderly to maintain quad strength.


To strengthen the quadriceps.


  • The athlete sits with the knees bent and feet directly under the knees.
  • In a slow and controlled manner, the athlete moves from seated to standing and then back to seated as shown.
  • Ensure the knees do not fall inwards.

Muscles worked: