HAMSTRING CURL common mistakes!
1 - Hips/bum. So many people stack the weight up too high and then curl the weight up by lifting their hips, using other muscle groups to lift the weight, instead of isolating the hamstrings which is the purpose of this exercise. (Top tip - elevate your chest, to help push your hips down)
2 - No full extension. Try to fully extend your leg, so you can fully stretch your hamstrings, which will create a much better muscle contraction! This is just like a bicep curl but a different limb.
3 - Speed. Not just for safety and prevention of injury but also results. Much of our strength and muscle size comes from the eccentric portion of the rep (lowering phase) so instead of just dropping the weight, control it down. You can work on the explosiveness on the way up.
I see these 3 common mistakes ALL the time! Comment below and let me know if this has helped you for the next time you use the hamstring curl machine.
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HIYA my loves
High off of the endorphins from leg day so here is yesterday's KILLER upper body/abs/HIIT training workout for y'all today
Cable bent knees row 12
Bosu ball DB bench press 12
Cable chest flyes 12
Cable one arm kneeling rows 12/13
Seated close grip cable row 5x10-12
One arm DB chest flyes 4x12/12
Lying leg lift with hip ups 12
Superset: Repeat 4 times
Med ball mountain climbers 16
Shoulder taps 16
Medicine ball slams (12-18lbs): 3 sets of 15!
Bicycle crunches 30 (15/15)
HIIT sprints: Should take around 15 minutes
3 minute incline walk (3.2 speed/6 incline)
6 rounds: 20 sec on/30 sec off (8.2 speed/6 inclined)
3 minute incline walk (3 speed/8incline)
4 rounds: 15 sec on/40 sec off (8.5 speed/7 incline)
2 min walk #bodybuilding#beyourbestyou#hardworkpaysoff