move of the week: the sit-to-stand

Today’s move involves one piece of equipment: a seat. This can be a bleacher, a dining chair, a park bench, a backyard chair, anything that you can use to sit and…wait for it…stand.

One-legged strength exercises are great for runners looking to up their game! This move will work all the muscles in your leg as well as help improve your balance.

sit to stand, exercise with bench, exercise with seat, strength exercise for runners, one leg exercises, the fit chronicles, the fit chronicles blog, alison hay, alison hay personal trainerSTEP ONE: Stand on one leg facing away from the seat.

sit to stand, exercise with bench, exercise with seat, strength exercise for runners, one leg exercises, the fit chronicles, the fit chronicles blog, alison hay, alison hay personal trainerSTEP TWO: Staying on one leg, bend knee to sit on the seat.

sit to stand, exercise with bench, exercise with seat, strength exercise for runners, one leg exercises, the fit chronicles, the fit chronicles blog, alison hay, alison hay personal trainerSTEP THREE: Staying on that same leg, straighten your knee back up to standing.

sit to stand, exercise with bench, exercise with seat, strength exercise for runners, one leg exercises, the fit chronicles, the fit chronicles blog, alison hay, alison hay personal trainerSTEP FOUR: Start from the beginning. Repeat on the other side. Aim for 10+ reps per leg.

Do you runners have any go-to strength exercises for your lower half?