Leg Curl

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Static image courtesy of Leonard Krasniqi

LEG CURL - Machine

TARGET MUSCLES:

  • Hamstrings (backs of thighs)

START POSITION:

  • Knees should fall just beyond the edge of the main pad.
  • Adjust leg pad so that it is positioned right above the shoe heel at the Achilles Tendon.
  • Keep abdominals (stomach) contracted and against the seat without arching.

PROCEDURE:

  • Contract hamstrings to raise the leg pad.
  • Don't arch the back.
  • Pause.
  • Slowly return to original position.
  • Repeat 12-15 times.
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