Seated Leg Curl

Exercise / Hamstrings

Preparation

Sit on apparatus with back against padded back support. Push hand lever to lower leg pads. Place legs in between pads. Release hand lever gradually. Grasp handles to sides with each hand.

Execution

Pull lever to back of thighs by flexing knees. Return lever until knees are straight. Repeat.

CAUTION: Before beginning this or any other exercise regimen, consult your physician to be sure it is appropriate for you. Ask of ra physical stress test.

Exercise Tips

Dorsal flexion of ankle reduces active insufficiency of Gastrocnemius allowing it to assist in knee flexion.

Variations

  • Standing
  • Laying
  • Alternating