Standing Leg Curls

Exercise Tips

  • Point your toes to work your calves
  • Do not use your other leg for an advantage, focus on using just one leg to lift the weight

Standing 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


Standing Leg Curl Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Calves

Equipment: Standing 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 standing leg curl machine with one foot flat on the floor, pad behind your ankle. Move your other foot so it’s out of the way. Rest your forearms on the pads, hold onto the handles and keep your head up and back flat.

  1. 1 Exhaling, raise one leg backwards, pushing the pad up until your leg is bent into a 90 degree angle.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower
    your leg back to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch legs and repeat motions.

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