Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bodyweight Leg Curls - Hamstring & Glute Workout

Looking for an awesome hamstring and glute exercise? Then try doing stability ball leg curls. This movement hits the hamstrings and glutes from a unique angle and because you are moving your entire body with the exercise it will have a higher level of neuromuscular activation in the muscles compared to exercises that you just move your limbs (such as the lying leg curl machine).

All you need to do this exercise is a stability ball. So it is perfect for a home gym or public gym. Brace your arms on the floor and place your feet on the center of the ball with your legs straight. Lift your butt off the floor and then curl your legs back behind you. This will heavily work the hamstrings and glutes.

Give it a try in your next leg workout and then leave me a comment below to let me know how you like it...


  1. That looks great man. I'm going to go try it right now.

  2. hey buddy,
    i dont see no video on my side! really wanna try this...could you send the video to me!!

  3. You can watch the video on youtube at:


  4. trying this for the first time now... should I hold for any particular amount of time, and how many sets do you suggest?