Exercise-Guides / Leg exercises / Hamstrings / Seated Leg Curl
Maintain a tensed torso throughout the lift. Your back should be neutral throughout the lift, do not bend it at all. Your arms should be straight throughout the exercise. Your hips should lie between your knees and your shoulders at the starting position
The back muscles on the side are called Latissimus Dorsi or short your Lats, and they give the back its width. As the name suggests, this exercise mainly trains these muscles. There are lots of rowing exercises that train your lats, but the advantage of Pull Downs is that your lats are stretched out in the starting position. This is because the Lats muscle attaches to the arm bone and is stretched out completely when you lift your arms forward over your head. The path of movement for the muscle is thus long, which is good for muscle growth.
Pull yourself up, do not jerk quickly. Tense your body as it will stabilize the body in the lift. Vary your grip in width to get different focuses on the outer and inner part of the back. Grip with hands facing your body will engage for biceps more in the exercise