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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

Inverted Flyers



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

No Equipment

Barbell Deadlift



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

Barbell

Bodyweight Squat



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

No Equipment

Partner Assisted Bodyweight Squats



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Childs Pose



Abs, Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Hexagon Drill



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

Cones

Single Arm Barbell Jammer



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

Barbell

Single Leg Push-off



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

Raised Platform/Box

Standing Triangle Straddle Bends



Back, 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

Dumbbell Deadlift



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

Dumbbells

Lunge with Elbow Instep



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

No Equipment

Barbell Jammers



Abs, 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

Lateral Hurdle Run



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

Hurdles

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 Side-Straddle Stretch



Abs, Back, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Squat Jump



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

TRX ® Hip Press



Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

TRX

Walking Lunges with Twists



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Medicine Ball