Leg curl

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Coach's Tips

It's a workout that can train the hamstrings on the back of your thighs!

How to Leg curl

Starting Position

1. Sit with your back flat on the leg curl machine and your feet hooked under the padded lever.

2. Adjust the lever so that your knees are slightly bent when your feet are flat against the lever.

Proper Form

1. Keeping your back flat on the machine, slowly curl the lever up with your feet until your feet are pointing towards the ceiling.

2. Hold this position for a moment, then slowly lower the lever back to the starting position.

3. Repeat the motion for the desired number of repetitions.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you curl the lever up, and inhale as you lower the lever back to the starting position.


1. Make sure to keep your back flat on the machine and your hips pressed against the back pad throughout the exercise.

2. Do not curl the lever too quickly or jerk it up and down. Move the lever in a controlled manner.

3. Do not lift with your lower back or hips. The movement should be coming from your feet.

4. Do not lock your knees at the end of the movement.

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