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Exercise of the Week – Gliding Disc Alternating Hamstring Curls

Target Muscles: Hamstrings and Core (Lower Back & Abdominals).

Gliding Disc Alternating Hamstring Curls 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Begin by laying down on your back and placing a gliding disc under each foot. Lift your pelvis and back off the floor, ensuring that your feet don’t slide away from you. Then slowly slide one foot towards your bottom whilst at the same time pushing the other foot away from you, as shown.

Gliding Disc Alternating Hamstring Curls 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Then reverse the movement and this time slowly slide the furthest foot towards your bottom whilst pushing the nearest one away. Continue to alternate the legs back and forth so you get a good burning sensation in your legs.

Repetitions: 12-20

Sets: 2-4

This exercise is fantastic¬†for the hamstrings and challenges the core too. If you find this exercise useful, I’d strongly recommend it is worth investing in a set of inexpensive gliding discs as there are so many fun exercises to try and use them for!