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Chair Rise Exercise

At Medical City Healthcare, we believe that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Find out how to do the chair rise exercise to help strengthen your muscles.

What it does: Strengthens the muscles in your thighs and buttocks.

Goal: To do this exercise without using your hands as you become stronger.

How to do it:

  1. Sit toward the front of a sturdy chair with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.
  2. Rest your hands lightly on the seat on either side of you, keeping your back and neck straight and your chest slightly forward.
  3. Breathe in slowly. Lean forward and feel your weight on the front of your feet.
  4. Breathe out, and slowly stand up, using your hands as little as possible.
  5. Pause for a full breath in and out.
  6. Breathe in as your slowly sit down. Do not let yourself collapse back down into the chair. Rather, control your lowering as much as possible.
  7. Breathe out.

Repeat 10-15 time. If this number is too hard for you when you first start practicing this exercise, begin with fewer and work up to this number.

Rest for a minute, then do a final set of 10-15.