SB hip extension & leg curl

Level

Beginner

Muscle Groups

Planes of Motion

Outer Unit

Necessary Material

Progression Material

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Objective

The SB hip extension & leg curl strengthens the gluteus muscles, hamstrings and adductor magnus, and develops torso stability.

While machine leg curls are single-joint, non-functional exercises, the SB hip extension & leg curl is a functional closed-chain exercise that mimics the horizontal forces during sprinting. It is an excellent exercise to prevent hamstring injuries.

The SB hip extension & leg curl combines 2 exercises: the straight-leg hip extension and the leg curl.

Starting Position

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Execution

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Coaching Keys

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Variations

When you reach 15 repetitions for each exercise, progress to the single-leg SB hip extension & leg curl.

  • Single-leg SB hip extension & leg curl

    The single-leg SB hip extension & leg curl is a functional exercise to strengthen the hamstrings, gluteus maximus and back extensor muscles. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced fitness levels.