Star Trac Lying Hamstring Curl
The Star Trac lying hamstring curl is a great isolation exercise for the hamstrings. Hamstrings are a muscle that weaken and cramp easily, so make sure to start this exercise slowly, and keep building.
Primary Muscles Used
Star Trac Lying Hamstring Curl Instructions
- Lie face down on the leg curl machine, stretching your legs out fully. The roller pad should rest a few inches over your calves, just above the heels.
- Grasp the support handles on each side of the machine.
- Exhale and flex your knees, pulling your ankles as close to your buttocks as you can and pause.
- Remember to keep your hips firmly on the bench.
- Inhale as you return your feet to the starting position in a slow and controlled movement.
Benefits of the Star Trac Lying Hamstring Curl
- Leg curls target the hamstrings. Having strong, flexible hamstrings is important for overall strength, balance, and stamina.
- Research has also connected hamstring strength with better sports performance, particularly when doing sprint-based training and movements.
- Strong hamstrings aren't just beneficial in the gym. Conditioning these muscles can also help you avoid injury in day-to-day activities that involve the use of your lower body. This includes playing with kids, completing household chores, doing yard work, and more.
- Strength and flexibility in this muscle group will also help as your body ages—especially if you are prone to knee problems or have joint or back pain.
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