This exercise provided courtesy of Devin Wicks, Director of Fitness Operations at the University of California, Berkeley and specialty strength coach for some of the university’s elite sports teams.
Target all of the muscles making up your hamstrings using the lying leg curl machine.
Lie face down on the padded surface of the lying leg curl machine, and hook your ankles under the roller pads. Flex your feet to maintain tone throughout your leg.
- From the starting position, inhale and bend your knees to lift your feet toward your buttocks, stopping just before the roller pads hit you in the butt.
- Exhale as you slowly extend your legs back to their original position. Keep your chest and abs against the bench throughout this motion, so that the machine does not pull you up and away.