Preseason Strength Training: Seated Hamstring Flex


Want to ski better than ever? Try our preseason strength training fitness plan, and we guarantee you will. 2 sets x 12-17 reps
Adjust the seat so that the knee joints are aligned with the axis of the machine. Adjust the leg pad so that it is just above the heels. Your shoulder blades and sacrum should be pressed firmly against the back pad, while maintaining the natural curve in your low back. Adjust the knee pad so that it presses firmly, but not constrictively, against the tops of your legs. Keeping the knees, ankles and feet together, and your feet and lower legs relaxed, slowly flex your legs until they form a 90-degree angle with the upper legs, while exhaling. Hold for one second in this position and then slowly release the legs to their starting position while inhaling. Tip: keeping your feet, ankles and knees pressed together ensures you use all the muscles in the backs of your legs. If you let your feet turn out, you’ll recruit more from the outside of your legs.