Banded Leg Curls

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Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Seated band hamstring curl
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Exercise band
  • Muscles Targeted: Hamstrings
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-3 with 20-25 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The banded leg curl is a variation of the standard leg curl usually recommended by coaches and trainers to sportspersons who have weak hamstrings. If you want to include it in your exercise regimen, you can perform it at the end using the normal sets and reps, or you can use the timed method by doing one rep every 5-10 seconds.

Banded Leg Curls Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Seated band hamstring curl
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Exercise band
  • Muscles Targeted: Hamstrings
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-3 with 20-25 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do Banded Leg Curls

Set up for the banded leg curls by securing an exercise band close to the floor and place a flat bench 2-3 feet away from it. Sit on the bench and attach the band with your ankles, keeping your legs extended. Flex your knees and move your feet towards the flat bench. Pause for 2-3 seconds after the movement and then return to the initial position.

Tips

  • For more muscle activation, you may perform the banded leg curl by lying face down on the floor and then flexing your knee to pull the band toward your body.
  • Lean back slightly to prevent your feet from touching the floor while flexing your knees and moving the feet towards the bench.

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