Tag: popliteus

Inverse leg curl

The inverse leg curl (aka bodyweight or Nordic hamstring curl) is useful for working your hamstrings in the absence of a leg-curling machine.

Stability ball leg curl

Use the stability ball leg curl to work your hamstrings in the absence of a leg-curling machine. To make it more difficult, perform it with one leg.

Dumbbell leg curl

The dumbbell leg curl is useful for working your hamstrings when you don't have access to a leg curl machine. Learn how to make it as effective as possible.

Kneeling leg curl

Target and build your hamstrings with the kneeling leg curl, an isolation pull exercise. Your gastrocnemius, gracilis, sartorius, and popliteus act as...

Seated leg curl

The seated leg curl targets your hamstrings, while your gastrocnemius, gracilis, sartorius, and popliteus act as synergists.

Lying leg curl

A primary leg exercise, the lying leg curl targets your hamstrings. By changing the orientation of your feet, you can emphasize different hamstring muscles.

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