Standing Single Leg Curl

Standing Single Leg Curl


This exercise involves standing on one leg while curling the other leg towards the buttocks. It primarily targets the hamstrings and glutes while also engaging the core for balance and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing Single Leg Curl Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Lift your left foot off the ground and bend your knee, bringing your heel towards your buttocks.
  3. Hold your left ankle with your left hand and keep your right arm at your side for balance.
  4. Slowly lower your left foot back to the ground and repeat on the other side.
  5. Complete 10-15 repetitions on each leg for one set.
  6. Perform 2-3 sets with a 30-second rest in between each set.

Standing Single Leg Curl Form & Visual

Standing Single Leg Curl

Standing Single Leg Curl Benefits

  • Strengthens the hamstrings, glutes, and calves
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Targets the muscles on one leg at a time, helping to correct muscle imbalances
  • Can be done with or without equipment, making it a versatile exercise
  • Engages the core muscles for added stability and support

Standing Single Leg Curl Muscles Worked

  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calves (stabilizing muscles)

Standing Single Leg Curl Variations & Alternatives

  • Seated Single Leg Curl
  • Lying Single Leg Curl
  • Standing Double Leg Curl
  • Seated Double Leg Curl
  • Lying Double Leg Curl