Seated leg curling exercises are extremely effective, provided you’re training on a professional leg curl machine and perform the exercise accurately. The eGym leg curling machine allows you to safely and comfortably strengthen the muscles on the back of your thighs.
The advantage of leg curl machines using a sitting position as opposed to lying down on the machine is that you can train the hamstrings in greater isolation, putting less stress on the calves. Aside from that, it’s much easier and more comfortable for your posture to get in and out of this type of leg curl machine, meaning that even people who have problems training face-down can train their hamstrings.
The fully automated leg curl machine allows you to focus on training your hamstrings. The training machine features a special muscle-building program that provides intense strength training for optimum muscle stimulation and maximum muscle growth.
The digital fitness technology from eGym allows you to train using the best training methods as identified by sport scientists. Negative training increases the weight in the eccentric phase and prepares you for intense loads. Adaptive training ensures your muscles are trained at their limit. Isokinetic training, on the other hand, allows you to train at maximum intensity across the entire amplitude of motion. This ensures you increase the strength and muscle mass of your hamstrings faster.
Strength and conditioning
The best training for your leg flexor muscles depends entirely on your individual training goal. A bodybuilder that wants ripped, muscular legs will want to focus on maximum strength. Someone who wants slim and toned legs will want to train at a lower weight with more repetitions. People undergoing physical training (UK: physiotherapy), for example to treat pain in the kneecaps, will need to train and increase strength in their hamstrings through much more gentle exercise.
No matter what your training goal, training on our fully electronic machines with various optimized training programs will mean you’ll automatically achieve your goals in less time than with traditional gym equipment.
Regular training of the hamstrings is advisable for both aesthetic and health reasons. The leg curl machine is the ideal exercise machine for this purpose.
Injuries of the posterior thigh muscles count among the most common sports injuries. That’s why preventative action to strengthen your hamstrings makes good sense from a sports medicine point of view alone. Training your hamstrings reduces your risk of injury to the back of your thighs. Or after an injury, it can be a good idea to train to promote speedy regeneration. The hamstrings also contribute to the stability of the knee joint, which is very important in everyday life as well as in professional weightlifting.
It makes sense for strength trainers to perform leg curls on a training machine in a sitting position to efficiently train their hamstrings. Leg curl exercises on a machine allow you to train the back of your thighs more effectively than you would performing other exercises, such as Romanian deadlifts. On the other hand, it’s also much less difficult than basic free-weight exercises. Guided exercises mean that anyone can effectively train their hamstrings.
The maximum training weight you can use to train on our leg curl machine is 120 kg. That said, even when you’re quite advanced in strength training, you should still remain careful to never overstrain your knees.
The leg curl machine can also help to prevent muscular imbalance. In gyms and at sporting events you’ll always come across bodybuilders who train the muscles on the front of their body much more intensively. It’s vital that anyone training for impressive quadriceps also consistently trains the opposing muscles: the hamstrings.
As with all strength exercises, correct execution of the leg curl is of utmost importance – both in terms of the machine’s settings and the sequence of movements.
When adjusting the machine, ensure you are in the correct sitting position and the machine is set to an appropriate training weight. eGym training machines will automatically take care of this for you. Once adjusted to your body, the device saves the correct seat settings for future use. The correct training weight is determined using an integrated maximum strength test.
Sitting on the leg curl machine, you should slide your buttocks all the way back against the backrest. The seat back is shifted back so that the center of the knee joint is in line with the machine’s axis of rotation. That’s the most important thing when working on this machine, to ensure you don’t damage your knees. The lower roller should be positioned at the transition between the Achilles tendon and the calf. Finally, the knee pad is placed manually on the thighs.
Even when your thighs are secured in place with a pad, a common mistake on the leg curl is a deflection of the exact movement, which is usually because the weight is set too high. Many people extend with their hips and lean forward with their upper body to help press the weight downward. To ensure the strength is really coming from your thighs, hold on to the handles and keep your back on the backrest.
Our machine will make your leg curl training more effective than ever. Completely automatic.
The leg curl machine’s training software with various features, including automatic periodization to demonstrably increase the benefits of your hamstring workout. Digital adjustment of the training resistance allows the training weight to be changed and varied during the exercise. Use of the latest technology and perfect biomechanics make eGym machines are the strength training equipment of choice for anyone seeking optimal results.
Try out the eGym digital leg curl machine at a gym near you. Try out the training system that’s fun to use and gets results!