Barbell Inverse Leg Curl

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Barbell Inverse Leg Curl

Instructions

Preparation

Adjust padded supports and kneel upright in apparatus. Position knees against large roller pad or near-upper side of padded hump, ankles between padded supports, and feet on platform. Place barbell on back of shoulders and grasp bar to sides.

Execution

Lower body until horizontal by straightening knees. Raise body by flexing knees only allowing hips to bend slightly. Repeat.

Comments

This is an advanced exercise performed on Glute Ham Raise Apparatus. This movement is also known as Barbell Hamstring Raise. Exercise can be performed without added weight until more resistance is needed. Dorsal flexion of ankle reduces active insufficiency of Gastrocnemius allowing it to assist in knee flexion. Also see Inverse Leg Curl comments.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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