Resistance Band Leg Curl

Resistance Band Leg Curl

Description

This exercise involves using a resistance band to perform a leg curl, which targets the hamstrings and glutes. The band provides added resistance to the movement, making it more challenging and effective.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Resistance Band Leg Curl Instructions

  1. Attach a resistance band to a sturdy anchor point, such as a door or pole.
  2. Place the band around your ankles and lie face down on a mat or floor.
  3. Bend your knees and bring your heels towards your buttocks, keeping your feet flexed.
  4. Slowly straighten your legs, pushing against the resistance of the band.
  5. Pause briefly at the end of the movement, then slowly return to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Resistance Band Leg Curl Form & Visual

Resistance Band Leg Curl

Resistance Band Leg Curl Benefits

  • Strengthens the hamstrings
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Targets the glutes and calves as secondary muscles
  • Can be done anywhere with a resistance band
  • Low impact exercise that is easy on the joints

Resistance Band Leg Curl Muscles Worked

  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes

Resistance Band Leg Curl Variations & Alternatives

  • Single-leg resistance band leg curl
  • Seated resistance band leg curl
  • Standing resistance band leg curl
  • Resistance band hamstring curl with stability ball
  • Resistance band hamstring curl with bench