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Exercise of the Week – Hamstring Curl on Ball

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

Hamstring Curl 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Start by laying on the floor with the ball under your lower legs, and place your hands on the floor by your sides. Lift your hips off the floor until your body is straight, as shown, whilst maintaining your balance.

Hamstring Curl 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Then slowly, ensuring you keep your hips raised, use your legs to roll the ball in towards you and then back out again. Repeat for the required number of reps.

Repetitions: 8-12

Sets: 2-4

An effective exercise primarily working the back of your upper legs whilst incorporating a good engagement of your core. As with last weeks Alternating Leg Extension and most ball exercises, the use of the ball increases the muscle utilisation because of its balance and stabilising requirements.