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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.


Dumbbell Step-up



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Dumbbells, Raised Platform/Box

Bodyweight Squat



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

No Equipment

Partner Assisted Bodyweight Squats



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Supine Hip Flexor Stretch



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Childs Pose



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Kneeling TA Stretch



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Leg Crossover Stretch



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Single Leg Push-off



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

Raised Platform/Box

Supine 90-90 Hip Rotator Stretch



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Warrior I



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

No Equipment

Squat Jumps



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Hip Hinge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Barbell

Forward Linear Jumps



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

No Equipment

Kneeling Hip-flexor Stretch



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Lateral Shuffles



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Cones

Modified Hurdler's Stretch



Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Prone (Lying) Hamstrings Curl



Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Seated Butterfly Stretch



Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Seated Leg Press



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Weight Machines / Selectorized

Seated Side-Straddle Stretch



Abs, Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Seated Straddle Stretch



Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Seated Toe Touches



Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Lying Hip Adduction



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Lying Quadriceps Stretch



Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Squat Jump



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Stability Ball Wall Squats



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Stability Ball

Standing Lunge Stretch



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Supine Hamstrings Stretch



Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Thomas Stretch



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment