Weight Lifting Exercises for Beginners : Leg Curls Weight Lifting Exercise for Beginners

Weight Lifting Exercises for Beginners : Leg Curls Weight Lifting Exercise for Beginners


I am Kirk Watt on behalf of expertvillage.com.
In today’s clip we will be doing the leg curl. As you can see I am already in the equipment,
make sure that your calf pad, which is on the back end of my calves above my ankles
is hitting you just above your ankles. Make sure you hips are firmly placed just at the
crest point of the pads. Again choose a moderate weight, nothing too heavy, hold on to your
handles in front here, keep your body nice and stable, take your time, curl the way up
nice and slow and exhaling as you curl and inhaling as you let it down. Again try not
to let your body rock around too much, stay nice and stable. About 15-20 reps is always
a good number. Again if you are beginning right now, you want to take your time, you
do not want to do too fast and of course you do not want to overdo it. Make sure that your
knees are lined up with the pivot point in the exercise. Most of these pieces of equipment
will have a pivot point mark. Simple and straight, just like that, stay stable, there it is,
a leg curl.

30 thoughts on “Weight Lifting Exercises for Beginners : Leg Curls Weight Lifting Exercise for Beginners

  1. I always wonder when someone demonstrates how to use a machine.

    Its a machine. It has fixed parts, fixed range of motion, it only moves ONE WAY, its impossible to get wrong. Someone who's never seen a machine before can look at the moving parts and probably get the form right in just a few minutes. Thats the whole point of machines in the first place.

  2. Feel free to get on this machine, not line up your knees correctly, and try to pull some weight. When your knees get torqued out of place, you'll see why it's important for someone to show you how to use weight machines properly.

  3. That's cool but how many sets should I do? I see an improvement but know it's too easy. My gym teacher said 15minutes was enough for leg workout, is that true?

  4. these are great for the hammies i dont know what else is , i do all the weight on the mechine for this exersice, only goes up to 300 ibs so im just improving my reps. any help would be great 🙂

  5. Mk: serious question, not showing off. I'm 15 and my school requires us to improve various amounts on various exercises, and one of them is the seated leg curl. I am required to improve by 50lbs one rep max on it, which I did, so thats not a problem. I can however do 225lbs 4×15 workout weight, but it feels like my knees are going to explode; and I'm not sure whats wrong… can I have some helpful suggestions please? Am I too young? Joints not fully developed? Too much weight?

    Thanks,
    -Chris

  6. Thanks for the info! I managed to get a different teacher that knows his stuff. The teacher that I had is some weird old fat dude, it shows that he doesn't know what he is talking about.

    Thanks,
    -Chris

  7. Use dumbbells for your presses instead of a bar. Besides bouldering (a form of rock climbing) this has given me the best results.

  8. True that… I witnessed a man in my gym ask the guys at reception how to use one of the machines properly. The guy just said to him, "you payed for the membership.. you should know how it all works."
    Wish there were more people like this guy in gyms willing to help out.

  9. @ThePathan12345

    My advice, dont do leg extensions, leg press nor the smith machine squats because they dont work all your legs and the smith machine isnt really good. Youre better off starting with squats with a barbell, stiff-legged deadlifts, lunges and leg curls. All those 4 exercices in that very same order.

    And yes you can workout your upper body on the same day you work out your legs, I think you should train your shoulders since they dont need much focus…

  10. @JonnyMW3 no, that's a total MYTH, read it again: it is a MYTH. There are no studies showing that weight lifting stunts growth but there are studies that show weight lifting stimulates growth. Just think about it, you train your muscles so them grow, to grow in height your muscles need to grow too right? plus weight lifting makes your bones stronger . Most people think 14 is a great age to start weight lifting I'd go with 15.

  11. im 260 and im currently just starting this excersize and im doing 100lb with 8 reps 3 sets
    should i lower the weight with more reps or increase and keep reps?

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