Swiss Ball Hamstring Curl

Training the hamstrings in a home gym setting can be very challenging due to a lack of equipment. The swiss hamstring curl offers superior benefits when compared to a seated or prone position machine hamstring curl.

Scott H. Mendelson explains the importance of keeping the hips “high” throughout the movement to offer appropriate challenges for the hamstrings. Bring the heels as far back towards the glutes as possible.

Larger balls offer less challenge since they have more surface and make balancing during the movement much easier. Smaller balls help to offer more balance challenges and make the ball travel a longer distance due to the reduced surface on the floor.

The functional strength development from the swiss ball leg curl offers many benefits for athletes. Advanced trainees can progress to using one leg at a time for a unilateral swiss ball hamstring curl.