The Lying Leg Curl is an excellent isolation exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings.
Watch the LYING LEG CURL: exercise demonstration video above.
To perform LYING LEG CURL:
1. Lie face down on a lying leg curl machine with the leg pad just below your calf muscles.
2. Grip the handles with your hands and really press your hips into the pad as you don’t want your hips rising during the curling of the weight.
3. With your feet flexed (meaning your toes are curled towards your shins), initiate the hamstrings to begin curling the weight towards your glutes.
4. Squeeze at the top position, then under control, point your toes away, then slowly lower the weight.
5. Once again, raise the weight with feet flexed and lower the weight with toes pointed to really isolate the hamstrings by removing the muscles in the calves from helping with the lift.
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