Leg Curl Machine Workout Guide from Xercise4Less Gyms
Target your hamstrings with our lower body Leg Curl Machine Workout Guide. At Xercise4Less Gyms you can work your lower body at 20 leg stations in each of our fitness centres. Working out on a leg curl machine also targets other lower body muscle groups like your calves, glutes, quads, and even your shins. So, whatever your level of fitness, whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user you can really benefit from these leg curl exercises.
Whether you do a do hamstring curl lying or sitting down, with this leg curl workout guide you’ll bulk up the muscles in the back of your leg. That’s a good reason for including a leg curl machine session in your individual fitness programme. Discuss your hamstring curl options with one of our friendly Personal Trainers and get ready to improve your lower body stability and strength.
Work Your Lower Body with These Leg Extension Exercises
Having strong, flexible hamstrings is an important factor in your overall strength, balance, and stamina. When leg curls are part of your overall strength training, you improve your cardio strength and weight loss while stronger hamstrings also help you avoid injury in your day-to-day life. This Xercise4Less Leg Curl Machine Workout Guide includes these ham curls:
- The Lying Leg Curl
- The Seated Leg Curl
When using a hamstring curl machine, you need to keep proper form. Use a leg curl weight that’s challenging, but not so challenging that your form is affected. To build muscle mass in your lower body, gradually increase the amount of weight as you get stronger. Keep your hamstrings limber by stretching after a leg curl machine workout.
Don’t worry if you’re having difficulty getting to grips with lying leg curls or seated leg curls. Our Personal Training staff will be on hand in your local Xercise4Less gym to show you the correct position on the leg curl machine and help you adjust the roller pad on the lifting bar. You’ll always be able to work out on a leg curl machine at any Xercise4Less fitness centre as every one of our gyms is fully equipped with 20 leg stations for our gym members to use.
Read on for more detailed instructions on how to benefit from these lower body hamstring curls.
Fantastic Lying Leg Curls Session
Start as you mean to go on and hammer your hamstrings with this lying leg curls session.
Start by adjusting the leg curl machine so your thighs and torso sit comfortably on the pads when you’re lying face down. The lever on the back of the lying leg curls machine should sit just below your calf muscles when your legs are straight. Grasp the handles on the front of the hamstring curl machine and curl your lower legs up as far as possible without lifting your thighs off the pad. Hold for a second at the top of the movement, then lower slowly back to the start. Keep your movements smooth throughout the lying leg curl.
Repeat for 8 to 12 lying leg curl reps.
Seated Leg Curl Workout for Your Lower Body
Strengthen your whole lower body with the superb Seated Leg Curl.
Set up the leg curl machine so that the pads sit comfortably against your lower back when you sit on it. Put your legs on the padded lever so it sits just below your calf muscles and set up the lap pad so that it sits on your thighs just above the knees. Lift your legs so they are straight out in front of you and grasp the side handles on the leg curl machine. Pull the padded lever down and back towards you as far as you can with your legs, hold for a second, then slowly bring it back to the starting position for these seated hamstring curls.
Repeat for 8 to 12 seated leg curl reps.
Transform Your Real Body When You Join Xercise4Less Gyms
Whether you prefer doing a leg curl seated or lying, you’ll never lack for the right fitness equipment when you join Xercise4Less Gyms. You can work out at 20 leg stations as you work on your fitness as part of a friendly and supportive exercise community. Every Xercise4Less gym is set up so you can just focus on getting fitter. From our expert Personal Trainers to incredible Body Transformation Camps and Boot Camps, we provide you with everything you need to transform your level of fitness.
Using this Leg Curl Machine Workout Guide is only a small part of your Xercise4Less exercise experience. We’ve created the perfect workout environment for you whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user. The People’s Gym offers a dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, energising Spin studio, a full-on combat zone as well as a highly effective functional fitness area. As an Xercise4Less Gyms member you also benefit from top class group exercise classes including the latest Les Mills fitness sessions with our encouraging personal fitness staff.
Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and work out on a leg curl machine or lift the heaviest free weights. The start of your fitness journey always begins with an Xercise4Less Gyms membership.