Hamstrings Curls

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Keep back flat
  • Keep lower back and butt off the ground

Hamstrings Curls

This exercise targets your hamstrings and provides a low cardio benefit. It also works your gluteals.

Muscle Group

Hamstrings, Gluteals (Glutes)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Exercise Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Gluteals (Glutes)

Equipment: Exercise Ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Hamstrings

Starting Position: Lay face up on the floor, with your shoulders flat on the ground and your heels resting on the front curve of an exercise ball. Make sure your legs are fully extended and your arms are flat on the ground by your sides.

  1. 1 Roll the ball in towards your body by pulling your feet towards you, bending your knees to a 90 degree angle. At the peak of the motion, your feet should be flat on the ball.
  2. 2 Kick your legs back out to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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