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How should I do alternating hamstring curls?

Edward Phillips
Physical Therapy
Here's how to do alternating hamstring curls:

Reps: 10
Sets: 1-3
Intensity: Light
Tempo: Slow and controlled
Rest: No rest needed

Starting position: Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart.

Movement: Lift your right heel toward your buttocks and return to the starting position, then lift your left heel toward your buttocks and return to the starting position. This is one rep.

Tips and techniques:
  • Maintain neutral posture with your shoulders down and back.
  • Contract your abdominal muscles.
  • Breathe naturally.
Too hard? Do not lift your heels as high.

Too easy? Add a little squat between lifts.

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