Best Exercises For Stronger Legs


Squats target multiple leg muscles, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, lower your body by bending your knees, and then return to the starting position.


Take a step forward with one leg, lower your body until both knees are bent at a 90-degree angle, then push back up and repeat on the other leg.


With a barbell or dumbbells in front of you, hinge at the hips, keeping your back straight, and lower the weights toward the ground. Return to the starting position by squeezing your glutes and standing up.

Leg Press

Use the leg press machine to target your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. Sit on the machine, place your feet shoulder-width apart on the platform, push it away from you by extending your legs, then return to the starting position.

Calf Raises

Stand on a step or elevated surface with your heels hanging off the edge. Rise up on your toes as high as possible, then lower your heels below the level of the step. Calf raises help develop the calf muscles.

Bulgarian Split Squats

Stand a few feet in front of a bench or platform, place one foot behind you on the bench, and lower your body down into a lunge position. Push back up through the front leg to the starting position and repeat on the other leg.

Glute Bridge

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Lift your hips off the floor, squeezing your glutes at the top, then lower your hips back down. This exercise targets the glutes and hamstrings.