Seated Leg Curls

Exercise Tips

  • Focus on using only your legs to push the weight down
  • Do not over extend your legs on the way
    back up

Seated Leg Curls

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

Muscle Group

Hamstrings, Calves


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Seated Leg Curl Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Calves

Equipment: Seated 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 in the machine, back flat agains the pad and legs extended straight out, holding onto the handlebars.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly lower both legs,
    pushing on the pad until your knees are almost at a 90 degree angle.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return your legs to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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