Leg Curl

The leg curl is an isolation exercise that targets the hamstring muscles. The exercise involves flexing the lower leg against resistance towards the buttocks.

Other exercises that can be used to strengthen the hamstrings are the Glute-Ham Raise and the Deadlift.

Strength training exercises
row">Quadriceps (front of legs) Squat (c) · Leg press (c) · Lunge (c) · Leg extension (i)
Hamstrings (back of legs) Deadlift (c) · Leg curl (i)
Calves Calf raise (i)
Pectorals (chest) Bench press (c) · Chest fly (i) · Machine fly (i) · Push-up (c)
Lats and trapezius (upper back) Rowing at cable machine (c) · Bent-over row (c) · Chin-up (c) · Pulldown (c) · Pullup (c) · Seated row (c) · Shoulder shrug (i) · Supine row (c)
Deltoids (shoulders) Front raise (i) · Handstand push-up (c) · Lateral raise (i) · Military press (c) · Shoulder press (c) · Upright row (c) · Rear delt raise (i)
Biceps (front of arms) Biceps curl (i)
Triceps (back of arms) Close-grip bench press (c) · Dip (c) · Pushdown (i) · Triceps extension (i)
Abdomen and obliques (belly) Crunch (i) · Sit-up (c) · Leg raise (c) · (any rotational movement will engage the obliques)
Lower back Back extension (i) · Deadlift (c) · Good-morning (c) · Hyperextension (c)
See also: · Calisthenics · Bodyweight exercise · Weight training (List of exercises) · Bodybuilding · Weightlifting · Gym
Legend: (c) - compound exercise, (i) - isolated exercise

Other articles related to "leg curl, leg":

List Of Weight Training Exercises - Lower Body - Hamstrings (back of Legs) - Leg Curl
... The leg curl is performed while lying face down on a bench, by raising a weight with the feet towards the buttocks ... Equipment Dumbbell, cable machine or leg curl machine ... Major variants Seated (using a leg curl machine variant) standing (one leg at a time) ...

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