health The Best Exercises for Your Legs  

Bunny Brinkman
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Getting the right workout to enhance, strengthen, and tone the muscles in your upper and lower legs, butt, and calves is extremely important for overall health and fitness. It doesn’t take a costly gym membership to achieve the results you’re looking for. What are the best exercises for legs? This list has workouts for your legs that can be done in a gym or in the comfort of your own home.
 
If you’re hoping to look your best, your legs are an important area to consider working on as part of your daily fitness routine. It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid fitness guru or if you’re just starting out and are looking for the perfect leg exercises to get going. With even just 15 minutes a day you’ll have toned legs in no time.
 
This list features the most popular leg exercises and leg workouts. Have you tried some of these great leg workouts? Vote up the ones you think are the best to tone and strengthen your legs.
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Pistol Squat


Pistol Squat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Exercises for Your Legs
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Stand straight while holding your arms in front of you at shoulder level, parallel to the floor. Raising your right leg off the floor and holding the position, push your hips back and begin to lower your body as far as you can go while maintaining proper spine posture. Push back to the start position. Switch sides and repeat

Reps: 15-20 on each side
Targets: upper and lower legs, butt, abdomen
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Goblet Squat


Goblet Squat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Exercises for Your Legs
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Holding a dumbbell vertically next to your chest and begin to brace your abs and lower your body as far as possible while maintaining proper posture with your spine. Push your hips back and bend your knees. Pause and begin to push back to the starting position.

Reps: 10-15
Targets: upper and lower legs, calves, abdomen, lower back
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Farmer's Walk On Toes


Farmer's Walk On Toes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Exercises for Your Legs
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Hold a pair of heavy dumbbells at your sides at arm’s length. Walk forward while raising your heels, or move in a circle. Hold position for 60 seconds.

Reps: 15-20
Targets: legs, arms, upper and lower back, abdomen
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Dumbbell Split Jump


Dumbbell Split Jump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Exercises for Your Legs
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Holding a dumbbell in each hand at arm’s length next to your sides, place your palms facing each other and stand in a staggered stance with left foot in front of the right foot. Standing straight, begin to lower your body into a split squat position. Switch positions, jumping with enough force to propel your feet off the floor. Alternate back and forth.

Reps: 20-25
Targets: butt, legs, thighs, abdomen, arms
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