We’ve all seen the jokes revolving around skipping leg day, with photo after photo of built upper bodies unbalanced on twig legs. These uneven physiques can look silly, but keeping your legs strong is important for your range of motion, preventing injury and relieving lower back pain.
Here is a list of some of the best leg exercises for beginners and experts. Do all of these in a circuit, space them out by type or pick and choose what you like — it’s totally up to you.
When people think of leg exercises, squats are one of the first that comes to mind. Squats come in many forms and are great compound leg exercises, combining legs, glutes and even your core muscles.
To start this exercise:
Romanian deadlifts can be done with both feet flat on the ground or focusing on one leg at a time. In the traditional form:
Calf raises strengthen your ankle muscles and improve lower leg balance. To do this simple exercise:
Lunges work your whole leg and your core for added balance support. These are done one leg at a time. To perform a lunge:
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