Bodies by Design Fitness Tips
Cassandra performs a modified hamstring curl, an exercise that works the hamstrings.
To execute this modified hamstring curl, you’ll need a pole about chest height. Walk over to a universal machine and place your knees on a seated pad, while tucking your heels under a knee pad. Beginner exercisers should hold the pole upright a few feet away. With your hands on the top of the pole, lower your hips, torso and chest all at once. Slowly pull yourself back into an upright position using your hamstrings (the large muscles on the back of your legs). Don’t use your hands to lift yourself up, they’re just there for stability. To make this move more challenging, pull the pole closer to you.