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.


Forward Lunge



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

Hip Rotations (Push-up Position)



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Overhead Medicine Ball Slams



Back, 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

Walking Lunges with Twists



Abs, Butt/Hips, Legs - Thighs

Medicine Ball


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