View Full Version : Has anyone found a workaround for Leg Curl?
01-08-2011, 06:00 AM
I think I'm stuck in all my programs because I can't get over 50% on the Leg Curl, because it keeps telling me to take a wider stance, when in order to take a wider stance I would have to sever one of my legs and put it on the other side of the play space.
This is the only thing that is in the way of me being a loyal DLC buyer for the next 20 years. Please, please, please tell me there's a way to make it work.
01-08-2011, 06:42 AM
I'm sure you have already tried this but recalibrate your camera and add some light to the area. Some of these moves are quirky. On some of the moves I go faster than the trainer and get 90%+ scores - it's the only way.
If you are still stuck in the leg curl, move around your stance and leg positions until you get the green light, then repeat at your own pace/movements.
01-08-2011, 07:31 AM
Thanks--I've definitely added more light, but I haven't recalibrated the camera--I'll try that. I'm kind of thinking that it has more to do with the way the game measured me at first--is there any way to have it re-measure me without losing all my progress, does anyone know?
01-08-2011, 12:11 PM
What little evidence anyone has been able to provide here suggests that the "initial scan" does nothing. For example, from one day to the next, the game might or might not cut off your head or feet for that session.
Recalibrating seems to be the more likely way to get a change. But nobody really knows. The game simply doesn't have the documentation that it needs to have.
01-09-2011, 07:37 AM
Yeah, no dice on the recalibration or on the different positions around the playspace. Grr.
01-10-2011, 06:22 AM
I had the same problem. Finally got it working this morning by standing with my legs slightly wider than my shoulders. Bing! Now I get them all.
Also worked with the jogging. I had to widen slightly more than my shoulders. It looks for very EXACT positions.
01-12-2011, 12:53 PM
I have been scouring this board to try to find an answer for this one. It just wouldn't recognize even one, no matter what kind of stance or position I used. In another thread, I found the advice to stand backwards. Since nothing else worked, I was willing to give it a try.
What do you know - I got 100% on the first try! I feel so successful now!
We shouldn't have to do workarounds like this - something is definitely off, but I least I can continue my workout without feeling like a loser for getting 0% every time.
01-13-2011, 11:42 PM
In the toned body DLC version of Leg Curl, I found that if my knees were more forward, that I'd score better. More like you're going up stairs, but still move your foot to your butt.
01-14-2011, 03:16 AM
For whatever reason the Leg curl is the least of my problems. It registers fine. There are other moves that always seem to be more problematic.
If it's not the lighting, then perhaps if your legs are not wide enough that you just need to improve your stretching over time. If you're getting the side lunges okay though (which requires a lot of stretch between the legs), then likely it is a positioning issue or camera issue.
03-14-2011, 04:19 PM
THANK YOU!!! This was irritating me so much! Doing it backwards worked perfectly.
03-16-2011, 02:31 AM
I never thought of doing it backwards. I'm going to try that tonight.
03-19-2011, 11:13 AM
This worked perfectly for me. I went from 35% to 95%. Thanks!
03-25-2011, 12:52 PM
Might try backwards, your shape really hates my leg curls, lol.
04-22-2011, 11:25 PM
I found, and this only works about half the time, but when she tells you to take a wider stance, bring your feet a little closer together. Once it registers your curls, you can slowly shift back to a more natural stance. I managed a 90% tonight for the first time trying that.
04-24-2011, 01:32 PM
The advice YourShape gives in general is often very bad - not just with Leg Curls. For example, in any type of Lunge exercise, when the trainer says to get lower with your lunges what she really means is to make sure your non-lunging leg is as straight as possible. In other words, the camera doesn't seem to focus on your lunge as much as how straight your non-lunging leg is.
Anyway, I mention that because I've found with the Leg Curls that the camera seems to watch your body more than your legs. It's difficult to describe, but if you do a kind of bobbing action between each curl then it doesn't matter how bad your curl actually is. I used to get rubbish scores on this, but with the right bobbing action I get 100% every time.
It involves bending your knees slightly as you drop the curl and straightening your support leg as you lift your other leg for the curl. Doing this alternately causes your body to dip up and down slightly and I've found that this gives me the 100%. If you watch the trainer carefully you will see what I mean about the bobbing - he/she does this subtle action each time.
04-25-2011, 10:50 AM
You are so right about the 'bobbimg', euler_13. If you 'sway' in the oppisite direction to the leg you're curling, you get credit. Trainer never mentions it, but once you notice the trainer does it and mimic it, it works fine.
05-06-2011, 08:47 AM
I struggle with the leg curl I either get a good score or barely any score. Your shape hates leg curls.