Leg Exercises

WHY SHOULD I FOCUS ON LEG STRENGTH?

People always say don’t skip leg day, and there’s a reason for that. Training and strengthening the lower half of your body is an integral way to stay active and healthy. Plus, these benefits:

  • Functional strength. Strong legs ease daily activities like walking, running and sitting.
  • Build muscle. Leg muscles are some of the largest on our body, so working on them will help you increase your strength and overall muscle.
  • Symmetry. Combining lower body with upper body workouts will increase your overall performance at the gym. Plus, you’ll be working towards a more balanced and even physique.

From squats and deadlifts to glute bridges and lunges, lower body exercises are for everybody from beginners to gym veterans. Check out any of the leg exercises below to start toning your entire lower body.

deadlift

Deadlift

A lower body staple, the deadlift is a weighted exercise that delivers results.

Main muscle worked:

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Back
SEE ALL DEADLIFT VARIATIONS
Ludge

Lunge

Whether it’s bodyweight or weighted, the lunge targets your whole leg.

Main muscle worked:

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
SEE ALL LUNGE VARIATIONS