Exercise Ball Hamstring Curls

How to do the Exercise Ball Hamstring Curls

This hamstring isolation exercise can be performed by lying in a bridge position with your hips completely off the floor and your weight entirely on your shoulders using your arms for support. With your heels firmly on the ball bring your feet close into your body pushing firmly into the ball. You should feel this exercise entirely in your hamstrings.

Exercise Ball Hamstring Curl Spotter Information:

Kneel beside the exerciser making sure that the exercise ball stays stable.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Hamstring
  • Legs
  • Lower Body
  • Exercise Ball
  • Isolation
  • Swiss Ball

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
33.2 lbs13.6 45.6 lbs


What is a good starting weight?


Based on an average weight lifted of 33.2 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 16 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.




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