Keep your hamstrings strong with the B5 Machine

Illustration of using B5 prone leg curl machine
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Machine of the Month - B5 Prone Leg Curl Machine

The B5, or prone leg curl, isolates and strengthens the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh. 

The hamstrings are activated when flexing the knees and extending the hips. They also play a big part in everyday activities such as walking, standing up from a chair and lifting things off the ground. The hamstrings are one of the primary muscle groups activated during activities such as running, cycling or swimming. 

Important Technique Points

  • Ensure that you keep your toes pointed towards your knees throughout the entire exercise 

  • Be sure your pelvis remains firmly on the pad the entire time. This guarantees your lower back is in a neutral position throughout the exercise

  • When entering the machine, line up your knees correctly by having your kneecaps just off the edge of the pad

If you would like to add the B5 to your training program, be sure to talk to an Exercise Scientist.