Different leg exercises target different muscles. These can be grouped into three groups; hips, thighs, and calves. A good leg workout routine will incorporate muscles from each group. Here are the main muscles from each group:

  • Hips
    • Gluteus Maximus (Butt)
    • Abductors
    • Hip Flexors
    • Deep Hip External Rotators
  • Thighs (Upper Leg)
    • Quadriceps (Front Thigh)
    • Hamstrings (Rear Thigh)
    • Hip Adductors
  • Calves (Lower Leg)
    • Gastrocnemius
    • Soleus
    • Tibialis Anterior (Shin)
    • Popliteus (Knee Flexor)


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