How to do a Nordic Hamstring Curl on a Lat-Pull-down Machine

Nordic Hamstring Workout

The Nordic hamstring curl is an effective exercise that targets the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. While typically performed using a partner or a specialized machine, you can also modify the exercise using a lat pulldown machine at the gym. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to correctly perform a Nordic hamstring curl on a lat pulldown machine.

Step 1: Set Up

  1. Adjust the thigh pad of the lat pulldown machine to a height that allows you to place your heels against the bottom of thigh pad comfortably.

Step 2: Starting Position

  1. Stand facing away from the lat pulldown machine with your back toward it.
  2. Position yourself on the butt pad, ensuring your knees are resting against it.
  3. Place your heels securely against the thigh pad, with your toes pointing downward

Step 3: Performing the Nordic Hamstring Curl

  1. Slowly lower your torso toward the ground, moving away from the lat pulldown machine.
  2. Engage your core and maintain a straight line from your head to your heels throughout the exercise.
  3. Control the movement and focus on using your hamstrings to pull yourself back up to the starting position.
  4. Continue the exercise, performing the desired number of repetitions.

In Closing

Remember, it’s important to consult with a fitness professional or trainer if you have any concerns about performing this exercise safely or if you experience any discomfort. Enjoy incorporating the Nordic hamstring curl with a lat pulldown machine into your workout routine and feel the benefits of stronger hamstrings and improved lower body stability. Feel free to subscribe to our blog if you haven’t already. And once you’re done with that, you might be interested in this other video I made showing you another way to do a nordic hamstring curl at the gym!

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