Cable Bent-over Leg Curl

Cable Bent-over Leg Curl

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull

Instructions

Preparation

Attach ankle cuff to low pulley. With cuff on one ankle, grasp ballet bar with both hands and step far back with other foot. Elbows remain straight to support body leaning forward. Attached foot is stretched off floor.

Execution

Pull cable attachment back and up slightly by flexing knee. Raise knee slightly by flexing hip until knee is fully flexed. Return by straightening knee and lowering knee slightly to original position. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg.

Comments

Raise knee very slightly as knee is flexing and return as weight is lowered. Keep hip from sagging or from being pulled forward. Heavier resistances can tear apart standard leather ankle cuffs.

Heavier resistances can tear apart leather ankle strap. A cable rope attachment over a towel (side view | rear view) can be used when heavy duty ankle or leg cuff or foot harness is not available. Keep in mind that this piece of equipment has not been designed for purpose, so we are obligated to warn you that using a cable rope attachment in this manner can result in serious injury including but not limited to loss of limb or death.

Dorsal flexion of ankle reduces active insufficiency of Gastrocnemius allowing it to assist in knee flexion. Also see Cable Standing Leg Curl.


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