Hamstring Curls

Major Muscles Worked:

Hamstrings, Calves, Glutes, Core

Set Up:

  1. Stand up straight, feet about hip width apart.

The Movement:

  1. Place your weight in your left foot, bend your right knee, and left your heel to touch your left buttocks
  2. Try to tap your right foot with your left hand
  3. Lower the right foot to the ground.
  4. Repeat on the opposite side.

Specific Cues:

  • Try to raise your leg in a controlled manner – using your hamstring to raise your leg – try not to use momentum to fling your foot up.
  • Try to keep your core as straight and tight as possible – if you can’t touch your foot with your hand, do not use your upper body to make that adjustment – just do what you can.