We only use the stability ball for a limited number of exercises – the stability leg curl is one of them. That said, although most fitness professionals, strength coaches and exercises enthusiasts are familiar with the stability ball leg curls, I often see them making the same mistake when performing this exercise.

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In the video below I highlight this all-to-common technique mistake and also share how we perform the stability-ball leg curl to get the most benefit from this exercise.

The Sorinex Glute-Ham Roller: A Better Way to Do Leg Curls

My friends at Sorinex Exercise Equipment (who sponsor me as a speaker at some live events, but do not pay me to endorse products – no affiliate stuff here) sent me their new Glute-Ham Roller device (a few months back) to play with and use with clients.

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It didn’t take me long to realize that, not only do I think this is one of the more practical and valuable training tools I’ve used recently, but I like it better than the stability-ball (if both options are available) for performing hamstring curls… for several reasons.

Check out this video where I discuss why I like using the Sorinex Glute-Ham Roller over the stability-ball for leg curls, and highlight a few other training options it can be used for.

 

Put simply, leg curls using the Sorinex Glute-Ham Roller are not only less awkward on your neck than when doing them on a stability ball, but they’re also more difficult because your feet are lower, which creates a longer level arm. This is great because many people find stability-leg curls far too easy. This also means the Sorinex Glute-Ham Roller can serve as a nice progression for those who need to begin using the stability-ball and “work up” their glute-ham strength in this action.

As you know, I’m all about practical training solutions. The Sorinex Glute-Ham Roller is the definition of that, as it gives me (what I feel are) better ways to perform and progress several “go-to” exercise applications I’ve been using for years on a daily basis with clients and athletes, such as hamstring curls and ab rollouts.

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Finally, check out this video (below) from my friend, and awesome speed coach, Jim Kielbaso where he demonstrates several exercises variations and resistance band attachment options using the Sorinex Glute-Ham Roller.

Nick’s Upcoming Live Events

Speaking at the Changing the Game Fitness Business Conference on April 30th, 2015 in Orlando, FL.

Speaking at The Fitness Summit on MAY 1-2, 2015, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Speaking at the Sorinex Summer Strong Expo on May 29-31, 2015 at the the Williams-Brice Stadium in South Carolina.