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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 Front Squat



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

Dumbbells

Downward-facing Dog



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

No Equipment

Box Jumps



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

Raised Platform/Box

Forward Cone Jumps



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Cones

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

Lateral Cone Jumps



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

Cones

Side Lunge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Single Leg Squat



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

No Equipment

Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Hamstrings Curl



Abs, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Standing Leg Extension



Abs, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Standing Triangle Straddle Bends



Back, Butt/Hips, 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

Hip Rotations (Push-up Position)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Lunge with Elbow Instep



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

No Equipment

BOSU® Squat Jumps



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

BOSU Trainer

Stability Ball Hamstring Curl



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Stability Ball

Barbell Forward Lunge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Barbell

Cycled Split-Squat Jump



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

No Equipment

Lateral Hurdle Run



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

Hurdles

Lateral Over Unders



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment, Raised Platform/Box

Overhead Medicine Ball Slams



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

Medicine Ball

Plank with Knee Drag



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Reverse Medicine Ball Throw



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

Medicine Ball

Seated Straddle with Side Reaches



Abs, Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Hip Adduction



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Supine IT Band Stretch



Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Walking Lunges with Twists



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Medicine Ball


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