Standing Cable Leg Curl

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Hamstrings
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Cable
Emphasis Isolation
Type Push

Standing Cable Leg Curl Instructions

  • Alter the lever of the machine to accommodate your height and lay with your torso bowing forward at the waist. Between 30 and 45 degrees is optimal for engagement of the hamstrings. The padding should be on the back of your occupied leg just below the calves while the front of the vacant leg is on top of the machine padding.
  • Maintaining a bowing torso, confirm that your leg is fully stretched and grasp the machine handles. Make sure your toes are pointed straight to finalize starting position.
  • Initiate the movement by curling your leg with the padding behind it as far up as you can without removing the upper leg from the padding. Once you reach full contraction, hold the contraction for a second.
  • Let the leg come back down to starting position in a slow, controlled movement.
  • Repeat for desired repetitions. Switch legs and repeat exercise for same number of reps.

Standing Cable Leg Curl Tips

  • Inhale as you lower the weight and exhale as your leg curls the weight up.
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