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Lower 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.


Stability Ball Knee Tucks



Abs, Legs - Calves and Shins

Stability Ball

Ankle Flexion



Legs - Calves and Shins

Resistance Bands/Cables

Bodyweight Squat



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

No Equipment

Downward-facing Dog



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

Box Jumps



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

Raised Platform/Box

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

Single Leg Squat



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

No Equipment

Standing Ankle Mobilization



Legs - Calves and Shins

No Equipment

Standing Dorsi-Flexion (Calf Stretch)



Legs - Calves and Shins

No Equipment

Step Stretch



Legs - Calves and Shins

Raised Platform/Box

TRX ® Assisted Side Lunge with Arm Raise



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

TRX

Barbell Calf Raises



Legs - Calves and Shins

Barbell

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 Hurdle Run



Butt/Hips, Legs - Calves and Shins

Hurdles

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 Zig Zags



Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

Cones

Seated Calf Stretch



Legs - Calves and Shins

No Equipment

Seated Toe Touches



Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment

Standing Calf Raises - Wall



Legs - Calves and Shins

No Equipment

Supine Hamstrings Stretch



Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

No Equipment


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