Elitefts™ founder Dave Tate demonstrates  how to perform a banded single leg hamstring curl.

The addition of the band increases the intensity of the contraction. The use of bands will also cause eccentric overload. The eccentric phase causes the most muscle damage which is important if your goal is hypertrophy.

The Setup:

  • Attach one end of the band to the base of the machine.
  • Attach the other end of the band to the moving lever arm .

Keys to success:

  • Contract as hard and explosively as possible. This will increase the intensity of the contraction in the hamstrings.
  • Push your hips into the machine to keep the tension on the hamstrings.
  • Due to the tension pulling the weight back down it is important to control the eccentric phase.