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leg curl

n.
An exercise, usually performed lying on the stomach with weights, in which one lifts one or both heels towards the buttocks and then returns to the starting position, while the rest of the body is kept immobile.
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Noun1.leg curl - an exercise designed to strengthen the flexor muscles of the legleg curl - an exercise designed to strengthen the flexor muscles of the leg
leg exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the leg muscles
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He used the lateral pull-down machine to strengthen his back, did bum shuffles to improve his glutes, and also used the leg curl machine.
Other good exercises to start with include leg press, leg curl, chest press, lateral row, arm curls, triceps extension, and core exercises, such as abdominal crunches.
Fourteen obese women (age: 39.2 [+ or -] 11.1 yrs; height: 160.4 [+ or -] 5.9 cm; BM: 87.4 [+ or -] 5.8 kg; BMI: 33.6 [+ or -] 1.2 kg x [m.sup.-2]) performed a resistance training session at a self-selected intensity consisting of 3 sets x 10 reps of 5 exercises: bench press, leg extension, front lat pulldown, barbell curl, and leg curl. Subjects reported FP7 at the completion of each set.
A single isolated strength training exercise for the hamstring muscles (prone leg curl exercise) was included in the rehabilitation protocol, which has been reported to involve high and comparable levels of ST and BF EMG muscle activities (>60% of max EMG) [13, 14].
Gradually increase the resistance you are using until it is challenging to perform 10 to 15 repetitions in your leg curl exercise.
During these three visits they performed all the tests except giving blood samples, and were tested for the concentric 1RM leg curl exercise.
Leg curl: Muscles used: Hamstrings, gluteals, quadriceps Lying on the floor with feet on the ball and hands out to the side for support, lift your pelvis off the floor and stabilise by clenching the glute muscles in your bottom and pulling in the abdominals.
This method refers to most of the machines found in fitness centers and gyms nationwide; the programs typically involve using the leg extension, leg curl, leg press, bicep and tricep machines, to name a few.
type would be doing a seated leg curl machine for the hamstrings with
Strength was assessed via 3 one-repetition maximum tests: leg press, leg curl, and leg extension.
If you have access to a gym, another way to and tone is to use the leg extension, leg curl and leg press machines to train your leg muscles.