Definition of Leg curl

1. Noun. An exercise designed to strengthen the flexor muscles of the leg.

Exact synonyms: Leg Curling
Generic synonyms: Leg Exercise

Definition of Leg curl

1. Noun. (weightlifting) An exercise performed on a machine in which the hamstring muscles are exerted to bend the knee while acting against resistance applied to the lower calf. The exercise may be performed while prone or standing, depending on the design of the machine. ¹

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Literary usage of Leg curl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Physical Fitness: A Guide for Individuals with Lower Limb Loss by Ernest M. Burgess, Albert Rappoport (1993)
"STANDING ONE-LEGGED LOW PULLEY leg curl PURPOSE Develops the hamstring muscles. PROCEDURE • Face the weight machine and place a cuff strap around the middle ..."

2. The Human Body by Elissa Dosik Weinroth, Alexander Cruz, Jo Larsen, Nancy Schoefl, Weinroth, Elissa (2002)
"leg curl Lie facedown with your legs straight. Bend your knees and bring your heels toward your backside. Straighten your legs again. 7. ..."

3. The Montreal Law Reports: Court of Queen's Bench by Québec (Province). Court of King's Bench, James Kirby (1885)
"... to take legal proceedings against those who are indebted to the fabrique, without specifying the name of each debtor, is sufficient leg curl et ..."

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