The leg curl, as the name suggests, is a weight training exercise that targets the legs but by any area since it is mostly work the back of the thigh. This is indeed a place very little used by most sports and bodybuilding movements.
It is therefore imperative, to have a balanced muscle mass, also develop this part of the body.
How is this exercise done?
The leg curl requires the use of a machine equipped with a bench and cushions (a special machine to work niwali keto on the pulley or equipped with dumbbells) at least. You must lie on your stomach. The device has handle under the bench that you must take in hand firmly.
Then put your heels under the cushions and raise. Think of the back and abdominal sheathing during exercise and / or on the floor just before. This will prevent you from arching excessively. The various solicited muscles then work hard, reshaping your figure harmoniously.
Can I do it at home?
If you do not want or can not go in the room, you will have to invest in a suitable bench but you should know that there are now models adapted to all budgets and especially models that are easy to store in a small space.
Is there an absolute instruction to follow?
Take care with your breathing. You inhale when your legs come down and exhale as they come up. If you practice at home, be sure to stall, if necessary with a cushion, because you do not have to arch during the effort. This exercise is practiced lying on a bench.
Unless you have a specific machine that offers you to work standing up. The latter requires you to solicit one leg after another. The rooms also offer a bench for sitting work.
What are the benefits of leg curl?
In addition to the physical changes, you will burn a lot of calories in a short time. A 1 hour session can erase 460 calories. In addition, for a woman, this exercise allows to curve the back of the thigh, but also the calf and buttocks.
Precautions to take
In muscu as in all sports, do not skip stretching. Here, you will prepare the legs but also the back. All while practicing for example some bending – extension and conventional warm-ups.
This exercise is essential to allow the back of the thigh to strengthen. This area is often forgotten in a basic program and yet it will give you more power, more stamina and a whole new silhouette.