Upper Leg Exercises

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Upper Leg Exercises

Add some variety to your fitness routine with these upper and lower leg exercises from The American Council on Exercise. We have a large selection of leg exercises that will will help you strengthen and build muscle throughout your legs including your hamstrings, thighs, shin and calf muscles. Start taking advantage of this free information today! If you are looking for full workout routines that incorporate these leg exercises, check out our Workouts section.


Downward-facing Dog



Arms, Back, Butt/Hips, Full Body/Integrated, Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Forward Lunge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Glute Bridge Single Leg Progression



Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Jump and Reach



Butt/Hips, Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Lunge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Single Leg Squat



Butt/Hips, Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Sumo Rotational Squats



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Bear Crawl



Abs, Butt/Hips, Full Body/Integrated, Legs - Thighs, Shoulders

No Equipment

Cycled Split-Squat Jump



Butt/Hips, Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Lateral Over Unders



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment, Raised Platform/Box

Plank with Knee Drag



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment