Type of exerciseIsolation

Muscles usedNone


Leg curl variant, here we just use the leg extension upside down to isolate the hamstrings. You can use it to change exercise during a leg day.

It works the femoris biceps, the semi tendinous and the semi menbranous.

Standing leg curl with leg extension machine : execute these instructions to make the movement

  • 1. Set the load that you want to use on the machine and place the station at a low position to put you in the starting position.
  • 2. Stand facing the seat with the cushion of the station on the upper part of your ankles.
  • 3. Grab the top of the seat to hold yourself during the exercise.
  • 4. Flex the knee of your leg to ride the station.
  • 5. Release the muscle tension and slowly return to the initial position by controlling the movement.
  • 6. Continue your series by repeating the movement.

Standing leg curl with leg extension machine : improve your technique with our advice

  • 1. The heel goes in the direction of the buttock during exercise.
  • 2. Voluntarily contract your hamstrings (back of the thigh) on the way up.
  • 3. To help to stabilize, press down into the ground with the heel of the support leg.
  • 4. Perform the movement in depth, do not look for speed. The descent of the exercise takes twice as long as the climb.
  • 5. Keep an alignment of the ankle, knee and pelvis joints in the same axis.

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