Lever Lying Leg Curl

Lever Lying Leg Curl

Classification

Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull

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 user's 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.


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