Single Lying Leg Curl

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Coach's Tips

It's a workout that allows you to focus on one leg because it's done one by one!

How to Single Lying Leg Curl

Starting Position

1. Lie face down on a leg curl machine with your legs just off the end of the pad.

2. Position your legs so your ankle is directly below the knee pad.

3. Grasp the handles of the machine with both hands.

Proper Form

1. Keeping your back flat and core engaged, curl your heels towards your glutes.

2. Exhale as you curl your legs up.

3. Hold the position for a second and then slowly lower your legs back to the starting position.

4. Inhale as you lower your legs.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you curl your legs up.

2. Inhale as you lower your legs.


1. Avoid using momentum to curl your legs up.

2. Do not arch your back during the exercise.

3. Do not raise your hips off the pad during the exercise.

4. Do not use weights that are too heavy for your current strength level.

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