Lying Leg Curls

Exercise Tips

  • Use slow, concentrated motions
  • Do not arch your back
  • Do not use your hands for an advantage, focus on only using your legs to lift the weight

Lying Leg Curls

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

Muscle Group

Hamstrings, Gluteals (Glutes)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Leg Curl Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Gluteals (Glutes)

Equipment: Leg Curl Machine

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Legs

Starting Position: Position yourself on the leg curl machine, face down with your chin resting on the bench, ankles underneath the pads and holding the handles.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly curl your legs up,
    bringing your feet towards your back.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower the
    weight back to the original position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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