standing leg curls

Muscle Groups

legs leg biceps
Standing leg curls are an isolation exercise that focus primarily on the hamstring muscles, but also work the glutes and lower back to a lesser extent. This exercise is performed by standing upright and bending one leg at the knee, lifting the heel off the ground while keeping the hips squared and core braced, and then curling the heel towards the buttocks in a controlled manner using the hamstring muscles. Ankle weights or a resistance band can be added to increase the resistance of the exercise. Standing leg curls provide an effective way to build leg strength, muscular endurance, and balance. They are also a convenient exercise as they require minimal equipment, can be done at home or at the gym, and can target the hamstrings without putting stress on the lower back like some other exercises may. However, it is important to maintain proper form throughout the exercise to avoid injury and to not rely too heavily on momentum or compensation from other muscles.