Type of exerciseIsolation

Muscles usedGlutes


The leg curl isolates hamstrings. It is often used during a leg session.

This movement works the muscles of the hamstrings: namely the biceps femoris, semi membranous and semi tendinous.

Good instructions and positions for seated leg curl

  • 1. Set the load that you want to use on the machine.
  • 2. Install your back on the seat, the pelvis well at the back, your hands on the handles, and the back of the heels on the provided cushion.
  • 3. Flex your knees by pressing on the cushion and feel a muscle connection at the back of your thighs.
  • 4. Slowly release the tension and go back to the initial position.
  • 5. Continue your series by repeating the movement

Severals techniques, tips, and advice for seated leg curl

  • 1. Legs are stretched in starting position.
  • 2. Hold the handless well to help to stabilize yourself.
  • 3. Do not bend your back and stay flat against the seat.
  • 4. Mark breaks on the descent.
  • 5. Keep mobility at the knees.

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