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Woman performing a lying leg curl.


From leg + curl.


leg curl (plural leg curls)

  1. (weightlifting) An exercise performed on a machine in which the hamstring muscles are exerted to bend the knee while acting against resistance applied to the lower calf. The exercise may be performed while prone or standing, depending on the design of the machine.
    • 2010, Adam Garett, "Fried Hams", Reps! 17:23
      You'd never dream of doing just bench presses to build a massive chest, or only lateral raises to build up your shoulders, so you'll surely limit your overall leg development if you restrict your hamstring training to leg curls.


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