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.


Dumbbell Step-up



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Dumbbells, Raised Platform/Box

Bodyweight Squat



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


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