Balancing act: Resistance curls - Women's Running

Balancing act: Resistance curls

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Balancing act: Resistance curl

Powerful hamstrings will improve your running cadence (rate of leg turnover), so you will be able to run faster and more efficiently. Take on Balancing act: Resistance curls and you will be well on your way to a PB!


  • Tie a resistance band around your right ankle.
  • Stand with your left foot on the band and hold the edge in your left hand.
  • Keep your knees together, with your right foot slightly behind your body.
  • Ensure that there is tension in your resistance band.
  • Curl your right leg up towards your bottom.
  • Slowly lower with control.
  • Complete one set on the right before changing over to the left.

Be safe

Keep your upper body upright and your stomach tight.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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