Hamstring Exercises

Standing Leg Curl

This exercise works the hamstrings, the muscles on the back of the thigh.

Standing Leg Curl - Step 1 Standing Leg Curl - Step 2


  1. Standing at a leg curl machine adjust the rear footpad so it is just above your ankle.
  2. Grasp the handles of the machine for support and draw your abs in.
  3. Raise your foot up towards your back slowly.
  4. Return to the starting position and chance legs.


  • Keep your back straight throughout this exercise. Do this exercise in a slow controlled movement.

Standing Leg Curl - Muscles Worked

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

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