This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are using the knee flexion (a.k.a. leg curl) machine. The knee flexion machine can be one of the most effective tools in the gym for building the size and strength of your hamstrings, but there are many things to keep in mind before hopping on.
One of the most common ways people injure themselves when using the knee flexion machine is by trying to have their knees go too straight when they start to exercise. This can be extremely stressful on the knees themselves in addition to tissues such as ligaments and tendons.
Fortunately, there is a very easy solution to make sure you are not choosing the wrong starting position for yourself when you use the knee flexion machine. Not only can this tip make it less likely that you injure yourself while doing leg curls, it can also help you to feel less achy and beat up overall as a result of using the knee flexion machine.
Check out all of the details in this week’s episode of Trainer Tip Tuesday, and be sure to tune back in next week as we discuss considerations for the knee flexion machine.