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:
- Knee Joint
- Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembraneous)
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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