Nordic Curl (Easier Variation)


This easier variation of the Nordic curl will target your hamstrings, hips and back extensors! You can make the exercise harder by changing the positioning of your arms, wearing a weighted vest or holding a weight plate to your chest. You can check out how to build your own Nordic curl platform here or get a partner to hold your lower legs in position.

Performance Tips

  • Start kneeling upright with your lower legs held firmly down
  • Keeping your thighs vertical, slowly fold at the hips
  • Maintain a neutral spine throughout
  • Go as far as your flexibility allows
  • Pause briefly at the bottom
  • Contract your hamstrings and smoothly return to the upright position
  • Repeat for reps
  • Make the exercise harder by changing your hand position (see below)
  • Or hold a weight plate into your chest