Lever Seated Leg Curl

Lever Seated Leg Curl


This exercise involves sitting on a machine with a lever attached to a weight stack. The user places their legs under a padded bar and curls their legs towards their buttocks by pulling the lever towards their body. This exercise primarily targets the hamstrings.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lever Seated Leg Curl Instructions

  1. Adjust the machine to fit your body by adjusting the seat and the lever arm.
  2. Sit on the machine with your back against the backrest and your legs straight out in front of you.
  3. Place your ankles under the padded lever arm and adjust the pad so that it rests just above your ankles.
  4. Grasp the handles on the side of the machine for support.
  5. Bend your knees and curl your legs towards your buttocks, keeping your thighs and hips firmly against the backrest.
  6. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your legs back to the starting position.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Lever Seated Leg Curl Form & Visual

Lever Seated Leg Curl

Lever Seated Leg Curl Benefits

  • Targets the hamstrings, which are important for knee stability and overall lower body strength
  • Isolates the hamstrings, allowing for a more focused and effective workout
  • Can be adjusted to accommodate different fitness levels and goals
  • Helps improve flexibility and range of motion in the hamstrings
  • Can be done with minimal equipment, making it a convenient exercise to do at home or at the gym

Lever Seated Leg Curl Muscles Worked

  • Hamstrings

Lever Seated Leg Curl Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Leg Curl
  • Lying Leg Curl
  • Prone Leg Curl
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Single Leg Curl