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Difficulty standing up from a squatting position? Age or deconditioning?
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Dr. Allen Lu
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Unfortunately, one of earliest muscle groups to lose control of is the quads and hip flexors.
These are the muscles needed to stand from a squatting condition. Deconditioning will also affect the same muscles. Fortunately, you can strengthen them with straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle (slow) stairclimbing.

In brief: Both
Unfortunately, one of earliest muscle groups to lose control of is the quads and hip flexors.
These are the muscles needed to stand from a squatting condition. Deconditioning will also affect the same muscles. Fortunately, you can strengthen them with straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle (slow) stairclimbing.
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