The Leg curl:
Attractive Thighs and Fast Legs
The hamstnngs contract to pr~ovide knee ﬁexmn. which 15
the technical name for the movement performed dumng the
/ leg Curl. Each hamstring IS a group of four muscles that
Start on gour pelvis (arouhi the bottom of gotlr buttocks).
cover the backs of gour thighs and attach to the lower leg.
/ ‘ ‘ )u. s't below your knee.
Hamstrings Buiidang the muscle ﬁbers an the hamstnngs can
proxnde a Firm appearance to the backs of the
thighs. and can also create an ovuiar shape. This
can be seen if gou look at the back of somennes
thighs from a szde V‘l€UJ.
s muscles that are responsible for running speed
The hamstring: are a major muscle group responsible
for pulling the log down after the knee rises.
For any athlete who sprints. such as those playing baseball, softball,
and football, the leg curl trains a muscle that is critical to maximizing
If your toes ore pointed down as you flex your knees, your calves will be
multitasking with two responsibilities, and they will do poorly in each.
« Keep your toes up to make sure your calves can do their best in
flexing your knees.
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