Seated Leg Curl – Pin Loaded

Leg Extension

Written by Coryn Littler

January 2, 2020

Gym Exercises

A seated leg curl machine is a very efficient way to isolate the hamstring muscles.

Learn how to perform this movement with the team at Fitness Institute!

Machine:   Life Fitness Seated Leg Curl

To begin, set the appropriate weight, seat height and lever lengths as this will vary.

Sit in the machine down, and place hands on handles, thighs under the thigh pads and ankles on top of ankle pads (Figure 1).

Flex knees to a 90o angle (Figure 2) and slowly extend until legs are parallel to the ground and back in 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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