Hamstrings - Lying Leg Curl

Hamstrings - Lying Leg Curl
A lying leg curl is a firming exercise that is often forgotten on leg day, but building up the hamstrings is incredibly important for good health, and avoiding injury. Main muscle targeted Hamstrings & Helper muscles – Glutes & Quads targeted


  • Compound Exercise
  • Main muscle targeted – Hamstrings
  • Helper muscles – Glutes, Quads

Male | Female


Lie face down on the leg curl machine with the pad of the lower part on the back of your legs, just above the ankle. With your stomach flat on the bench, stretch your legs and grab the bench. Your feet should be at a right angle to your shins, and fairly relaxed. Breathe out and curl your legs up towards your glutes. Your thighs should stay fixed in place. Hold the motion for a second, and then breathe in as you return to the starting position.

Why it’s good:

It’s a very targeted movement that lets you stress your hamstring muscles with heavy weights, without putting too much stress on the joints.

What to watch out for:

Make sure your knees are in a comfortable position, if they are feeling strained, they may need to be moved further away from the bench.

Snapshot: girl practice lying leg curl

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