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BendtheBar 02-20-2013 01:12 PM

Dumbbell Leg Curls
Has anyone tried these?

Just wondering thoughts as an option for guys without leg curls at home.

MC 02-20-2013 01:28 PM

I haven't. Sadly, with my lower back, I've found that lying leg curls place a great strain (past a certain weight point).

JTurner 02-20-2013 01:54 PM

Looks OK but near impossible to get up there on your own and with heavy spinlocks I wouldn't want to think where the left over handle might end up :eek:.

I've tried to set-up bands for leg curls at home but never spent enough time to be successful. Might be a better option though.

LtL 02-20-2013 02:00 PM

Banded leg curls are way easier.

Tbone 02-20-2013 02:03 PM

Haven't tried those...I use bands for seated leg curls.

5kgLifter 02-20-2013 03:57 PM

I've done them, and they can cause hamstrings to cramp :) so, yes, effective.

He is making a couple of errors though:

He's taking the legs too far back and therefore removing the tension from the hamstrings.
He's also lifting his hips off the bench, he should be in full contact with it.

As the weight gets higher, it does get more difficult, and bands would probably be a better option (or bands with a weight that can be got into position easily when alone etc), at least band tension would remain constant, no matter how far back the ROM was, depending on where the bands are anchored in relation to the arc of the movement, I guess.

dossas 02-20-2013 04:03 PM

I agree with using bands as the safer alternative. I wouldn't take the chance of having even 40 or 50 lbs falling on to my tail bone.

cairnsey08 02-20-2013 04:10 PM

Looks kind of dangerous, looks like it could cause some kind of injury

BigJosh 02-20-2013 06:59 PM

Does anyone have a good example of banded leg curls?

themaster2981 02-20-2013 11:57 PM

Very interesting steve, never clicked me though.

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