Lever Lying Leg Curl

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Lever Lying Leg Curl

Instructions

Preparation

Facing bench, stand between bench and lever pads. Lie prone on bench with knees just beyond edge of bench and lower legs under lever pads. Grasp handles.

Execution

Raise lever pad to back of thighs by flexing knees. Lower lever pads until knees are straight. Repeat.

Comments

Keep torso on bench to reduce hyperextension of lower back. Most machines are angled at users hip to position hamstring in more favorable mechanical position. If this angle is sharp (as shown), Rectus Femoris is less likely involved as Antagonist Stabilizer. Dorsal flexion of ankle reduces active insufficiency of Gastrocnemius allowing it to assist in knee flexion. See Knee flexion abduction force vector diagram.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Antagonist Stabilizers

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