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

  • Set the cable attachment to the lowest setting.
  • Stand facing the machine and with the strap attached just above your ankle.
  • Your non-working leg is slightly bent.
  • Maintain proper posture with your core engaged, neutral spine and eyes fixed straight ahead. 
  • Slightly hinge at the hips
  • Create tension on the cable by slightly moving your leg back. 
  • Use your hamstring to curl the weight by bringing your heel to your hamstring. 
    • Don't 'jerk' the weight up, control the movement.
  • Bring the weight back down to the starting position while maintaining tension on the hamstring.


  • Manipulating foot position will slightly alter the stimulus on the exercise.
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