When you think of leg exercises, odds are high your mind goes straight to squats, deadlifts, and variations thereof. But lower body moves enlist more than just your quads and hamstrings. When you do these leg exercises and workouts, you’re not just hitting the major muscles. You also work your core, improve your balance, and hone things like grip strength, which pay dividends in the long run.
For the sake of your physique and training results, here are 30 strength-building leg exercises to ensure you’re building three-dimensional muscle.
Working out at home? Many exercises can be done with standard home gym equipment like dumbells and kettlebells.
Choose a handful of moves to create a lower body-centric routine. Not sure how many reps to go with? Use our rep range guide. We highlight the benefits and argument for using high reps (15+), low reps (5 or less), and moderate reps (8-12) depending on your goals.
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