So i joined a “fitness club” i never usually pay for such a membership and now i know why…
Training yesterday, i was already pissed about the lack of spare plates - then i found there to be nothing but a seated leg curl - so no lying, and no standing!
I had done my SLDL and GM’s and wanted lying leg curls… pissed man.
So i climbed prone onto a decline abs bench, with my head at the high end. I fixed my arms around the leg attachments really secure and proceeded to do leg curls with a DB.
I was blown away. With the machine, i found i tired very quickly towards the top of the movement where the weight is still static but the position of the body is highly disadvantaged… So by the second set, i drastically needed to lower the weight to maintain reps. More so with this exercise than any other.
This is all well and good but… with the DB’s i found the lower portion very tough, and the upper portion - still doing something - but easier. It really allowed me to fry my hams in a way i never have. It is very hard after so many years to get a new exercise that has direct bodybuilding advantages… but i AM pleased.
It is my new hammie exercise, and i love it. Add 2-3 sets of it to your other ham work and see.