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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.


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

Sumo Rotational Squats



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Glute Bridge



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Stability Ball

BOSU® Squat Jumps



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

BOSU Trainer

Stability Ball Hamstring Curl



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Stability Ball

Cycled Split-Squat Jump



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

No Equipment

Forward Lunge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Barbell

Goblet Squat



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Dumbbells

Lateral Hurdle Run



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

Hurdles

Lateral Lunge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Dumbbells

Lateral Over Unders



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment, Raised Platform/Box

Lunge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Dumbbells

Overhead Slams



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

Medicine Ball

Plank with Knee Drag



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Reverse Lunge



Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Barbell

Reverse Slam



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

Medicine Ball

Romanian Deadlift



Back, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Barbell