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Tip 202: How To Make Seated Leg Curls More Effective

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 4:23 AM

Tip 202: How to make seated leg curls more effective

A simple trick to make the hamstrings recruit more powerfully during seated leg curls is to lean forward as much as possible instead of keeping your upper back against the bench. The greater pre-stretch due to the bent forward position allows for a greater percentage of hamstrings fibers to be recruited. Make sure your feet are plantar flexed. This will inhibit recruiting the gastrocnemius muscles, hence maximizing hamstrings recruitment.
 

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