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.


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

Alternate Leg Push-off



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

Raised Platform/Box

Hexagon Drill



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

Cones

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

Single Leg Push-off



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

Raised Platform/Box

Barbell Jammers



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

Barbell

Barbell Push Press



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

Barbell

Cycled Split-Squat Jump



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

No Equipment

Forward Linear Jumps



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

No Equipment

Lateral Hurdle Run



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

Hurdles

Lateral Shuffles



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Cones

Lateral Zig Zags



Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

Cones

Overhead Medicine Ball Slams



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

Medicine Ball

Reverse Medicine Ball Throw



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

Medicine Ball

Squat Jump



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment


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