The Leg Curl


anatomy of the hamstrings and glutesanatomy for the front of the body image for hamstring exercises

- Hamstrings




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- Gluteus maximus (Butt)

- Calves



Illustration And Description

The leg curl exercise

The leg curl is an isolation exercise that targets the hamstring muscles. Secondary muscle groups include the gluteal muscles as well as the calves.

This is a great exercise to build and strengthen the hamstrings muscles. The important thing to remember about the leg curl is to ensure that you contract on the top part of the movement and go down nice and slow.


 

Position

1. Lying face down on a leg curl machine, hook your heels under the leg curl pad and grab hold of the handles.

Execution

1. In unison, curl your legs upwards until you cannot go any further. Hold for a second and slowly extend your legs back out. Do not bounce the weight at the bottom.



Press play to view an instructional video on how to properly perform the leg curl.















 



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