Hamstring Exercises

Seated Leg Curl

This is another option to laying leg curls for build the hamstrings (muscles on the back of the thighs).

Seated Leg Curl - Step 1 Seated Leg Curl - Step 2


  1. Adjust the machine so that the footpad is just above your heels.
  2. Sit upright with your abs drawn in and your legs in front of you.
  3. Slowly curl your legs back towards you and hold for a moment.
  4. With controlled movement return to the starting position.


  • Do not swing the weight or move too quickly though this exercise.

Seated Leg Curl - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Hamstrings
Secondary Muscle: None
Equipment Type: Machine

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