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.


Inverted Flyers



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

No Equipment

Barbell Deadlift



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

Barbell

Partner Assisted Bodyweight Squats



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Agility Ladder: Lateral Shuffle



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

Ladder

Childs Pose



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Glute Bridge Single Leg Progression



Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Lunge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Single Leg Push-off



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

Raised Platform/Box

Standing Gate Openers (Frankensteins)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Triangle Straddle Bends



Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Supine 90-90 Hip Rotator Stretch



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Warrior I



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

No Equipment

Barbell High Back Squat



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

Barbell

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

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

Lateral Shuffles



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Cones

Lateral Zig Zags



Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

Cones

Lunge with Overhead Press



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

Medicine Ball

Seated Butterfly Stretch



Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Seated Straddle Stretch



Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Seated Straddle with Side Reaches



Abs, Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Side Lying Hip Adduction



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Squat Jump



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Hip Adduction



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Resistance Bands/Cables

Walking Lunges with Twists



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Medicine Ball


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