Seated Leg Curl
How to: Seated Leg Curl
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Hamstrings
Exercise Families:Knee Flexion
Equipment:Seated Leg Curl
- Begin in a seated position on the leg curl machine, ensuring that your back is firmly pressed into the back pad. Place your legs on the circular leg pad so that your legs are straight and the pad is resting between your calf and your ankle. Adjust the position of the lap pad so that it is resting on top of your thighs, but above your knees. Place both hands on the handles. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. While keeping your torso as still as possible, bend your knees and push the circular pad down to bring your heels towards your glutes. You should feel tension in your hamstrings (on the underside of your legs).
- Inhale. Slowly extend your knees to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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