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Standing leg curls


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Major muscles used

  • Hamstrings

Performing standing leg curls

  • Stand so that your Achilles Tendon (above heel/below calf) is in the middle of the roller pads.
  • Hold on to the bars ahead of you while keeping your back straight and abdominals tight.
  • Slowly raise one foot at a time by lifting your foot upwards, towards your buttocks to a 90 degree angle while contracting your hamstrings. Hold this position for a split second.
  • Return to starting position in a slow, controlled manner.

Be careful

  • Don't use momentum (jerking) to get the weight up.
  • Don't bend or arch your back in order to get the weight up. Stand up straight with good posture and keep abdominals tight.
  • Don't rest very long between alternating legs. One set constitutes separately working both legs. There is no reason to rest too long between sets because as you exercise one leg, the other will be resting.

Alternative exercises to standing leg curls

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