Standing Leg Curl

Back of the thigh
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Coach's Tips

It's a workout that best focuses on the back of the thigh.

How to Standing Leg Curl

Starting Position

1. Stand up with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a weight in each hand.

2. Bend your knees slightly and lean forward at the hips.

Proper Form

1. Keep your back straight and your core engaged, lift your right heel towards your glutes while bending the knee.

2. Pause, then slowly lower your heel back to the starting position.

3. Repeat the same movement with the left leg.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower your heel back to the starting position.

2. Exhale as you lift your heel towards your glutes.


1. Make sure to keep your core engaged and your back straight throughout the movement.

2. Make sure to keep your feet flat on the floor and your knees bent.

3. Move in a slow, controlled motion and stop if you experience any pain.

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