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Lying Leg Curl – Pin Loaded

Leg Curl

Written by Kristine Beissner

January 2, 2020

Gym Exercises

Learn how to perform the Lying Leg Curl exercise to isolate the hamstring muscles by using a machine with the team at Fitness Institute.

Machine: Life Fitness Leg Curl

To begin, set the appropriate weight, seat height and lever lengths as this will vary. Lay face down, hands on the handles and ankles underneath ankle pads (Figure 1).

Flex the knees until the pad makes contact with the buttocks (Figure 2), then slowly extend the knees back to the start position.

Classification of Exercise:

  • Isolation

Major Joints:

  • Knee Joint

Major Muscles:

  • Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembraneous)
  • Gastrocnemius

Joint Action During Concentric Phase:

  • Knee Flexion

Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.

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