For your own safety

  • Be careful not to strain or injure yourself.
  • Stop challenge immediately if your knees start to hurt.
  • Don’t lean back to gain momentum or you may topple backwards.
  • Do the test when you have a friend or family member around to support you.
  • Do not try the test if you have had a recent fall or injury.

Step 1

Choose a suitable chair.

The height of the chair should be approx. 17in (or 43cm).

Step 2

Use a timer to time yourself doing the Stand4Strength challenge.

Sit-to-stand on both legs 5 times
with arms folded as fast as you can.

Step 3:

Enter your details in the muscle age calculator below.