Razor curls

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Razor curls

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This is a good exercise for strength or endurance of the Hamstrings
  2. Like any exercise you should only do the exercise if it is pain free during, after and the next day. Obviously it is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48 to 72 hours but this should be manageable
  3. In a kneeling position with a pillow under your knees, either get a partner to hold your ankles down or trap your feet under something secure to fix your shins down.
  4. Next link your hands together behind your back and bend forwards at your hips but keeping you r back straight.
  5. The aim is to get your body into a horizontal position and this this how your upper body should remain throughout.
  6. Now start to move forwards by straightening your knees
  7. Go as far out as you can so that you are close to failure in the desired rep and set ranges based on your goals
  8. Perform 6- 10 repetitions and repeat for 3-5 sets in total for strength.
  9. For endurance you will need to do 15-25 repetitions and repeat for 3-5 sets.
  10. Rests need to be at least 3 minutes between sets for strength and no more than 30 seconds for endurance.
  11. You should aim to work either session 2 to 3 times per week once you have maxed out the distance outwards that you can go within the desired rep and set range then try to move further out and lower your rep and set amounts to enable this progression

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