MotionFlexion

Type of exerciseIsolation

Muscles usedNone

Difficulty

Leg curl variant, here we just use the leg extension upside down to isolate the hamstrings. You can use it to change exercise during a leg day.

It works the femoris biceps, the semi tendinous and the semi menbranous.

Standing leg curl with leg extension machine : execute these instructions to make the movement

  • 1. Set the load that you want to use on the machine and place the station at a low position to put you in the starting position.
  • 2. Stand facing the seat with the cushion of the station on the upper part of your ankles.
  • 3. Grab the top of the seat to hold yourself during the exercise.
  • 4. Flex the knee of your leg to ride the station.
  • 5. Release the muscle tension and slowly return to the initial position by controlling the movement.
  • 6. Continue your series by repeating the movement.

Standing leg curl with leg extension machine : improve your technique with our advice

  • 1. The heel goes in the direction of the buttock during exercise.
  • 2. Voluntarily contract your hamstrings (back of the thigh) on the way up.
  • 3. To help to stabilize, press down into the ground with the heel of the support leg.
  • 4. Perform the movement in depth, do not look for speed. The descent of the exercise takes twice as long as the climb.
  • 5. Keep an alignment of the ankle, knee and pelvis joints in the same axis.

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