Lower Body Exercises

Person performing a single-leg Romanian deadlift in living room
How to Do the Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift to Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Body
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older couple working out on an elliptical machine and lifting dumbbells at home
The Only 20-Minute Elliptical Workout You Need to Build Stronger Glutes Over 50
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Person doing glute bridge as example of exercise to prevent IT band pain in living room on gray rug beside black leather couch.
The 3 Best Exercises to Help Prevent IT Band Pain
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Holly Perkins performing the Kas glute bridge with barbell outodoors.
How to Do the Kas Glute Bridge for Next-Level Glute Strength
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Person performing the shin box get-up exercise for lower-body strength and mobility.
Stretch and Strengthen Your Lower Body With the Shin Box Get-Up
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Woman doing toe separation exercise during foot mobility sequence
Want to Age Well? Improve Your Balance With This 5-Minute Foot-Mobility Sequence
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older woman doing the Pilates scooter lunge exercise on a pink yoga mat in her living room
Want to Age Well? This Pilates Body-Weight Move Builds Balance and Glute Strength
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Person climbing the stairs of a subway station to demonstrate the benefits of stair climbing.
Want to Age Well? This Everyday Activity Improves Balance and Prevents Falls
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Person practicing tree pose on yoga mat where they are better at balancing on their non-dominant leg.
Better at Balancing on Your Non-Dominant Leg? Here's Why
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illustration of model doing a staggered-stance dumbbell deadlift on a blue background
How to Do the Staggered-Stance Deadlift for Strong Glutes and Hamstrings
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Person in gym in workout clothes performing a knee drive to strengthen the psoas muscles.
Want to Age Well? Do Knee Drives Every Day to Relieve Your Tight Back and Hips
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Man doing a 5-minute kettlebell workout for glutes, exercising at home
This 5-Minute Kettlebell Flow Is All You Need to Build Stronger Glutes
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Illustration of a person doing toe raises on a dark pink background.
Want to Age Well? Make Toe Raises Part of Your Daily Routine
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Person in workout clothes on a gym mat doing a lunge with dumbbells to demonstrate a single-leg exercise.
Why One Leg Is Stronger Than the Other and What to Do About It
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Person outdoors in workout clothes at the top of a squat demonstrating the start of a kang squat
The Kang Squat Is the Secret to a Stronger Butt and Healthier Back
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Person doing a banded lunge during a resistance band challenge
The Ultimate Resistance Band Workout for Leg Day
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person in pink sportswear doing side lunges in living room to demonstrate a 20-minute pelvic floor and glutes workout.
A 20-Minute Pelvic Floor Workout That Will Also Strengthen Your Glutes
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Person doing the donkey kick exercise during a resistance band challenge
The Only Resistance Band Butt Workout You Need for Stronger Glutes
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Two people doing forward lunges outside in a city park.
Can’t Do a Lunge? Here’s What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You
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person with obesity exercising in dojo to prevent and delay joint pain
How Certain Exercises Can Ease Joint Pain for People With Obesity and 4 Strength-Training Tips to Try
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Woman does Smith machine squats at the gym or fitness club.
Smith Machine Squats Aren't as Bad as Some Say — Here's Why Beginners and Bodybuilders Alike Should Give Them a Try
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Woman doing glute bridge hip thrust exercise at home.
This 20-Minute Hip-Thrust Workout Will Lift Your Glutes and Strengthen Your Core
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Woman doing a glute bridge with a personal trainer at health club
Can’t Do a Glute Bridge? Here’s What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You
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illustration of woman demonstrating a half squat on a coral background
How to Do a Half Squat for Stronger Glutes and a More Powerful Vertical Jump
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Illustration of a person doing a squat with proper form versus someone doing a butt wink squat.
Are You Doing a Butt Wink When You Squat? Here's How to Fix It
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illustration of a man demonstrating the reverse clamshell exercise against a green background
How to Do the Reverse Clamshell for Well-Rounded Glute Strength
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Person doing a sumo squat, the starting position of a platypus walk, on beach
How to Do the Platypus Walk to Strengthen Your Glutes and Stretch Your Hips
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Sportswoman exercising Bulgarian split squat
Improve Strength, Mobility and Balance With Bulgarian Split Squats
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young, fit black woman performing a barbell deadlift exercise
How to Do a Deadlift, Arguably the Single Best Exercise of All Time
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After workout heathy lady training by the coast
Pulse Squats Make Squats Harder Without Any Equipment
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back view of woman doing back squats in a gym
How to Do Barbell Squats for Strong Legs and Glutes
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three people doing different dumbbell squat variations in a gym
How to Do Dumbbell Squats for Strong, Sculpted Legs and Glutes
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illustration of a person doing the fire hydrant exercise for their glutes and core
How to Do the Fire Hydrant Exercise to Tone Your Glutes and Core
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fit couple doing a squat with TRX straps at home
5 Exercises to Help You Improve Your Squat
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caucasian man in red shirt doing a trap bar deadlift in a gym
How to Do the Trap Bar Deadlift for Stronger Glutes, Hamstrings and Quads
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woman doing lateral squat against a blue brick background
How to Do Lateral Squats for Stronger Inner Thighs and Glutes
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silhouette of a woman doing a pike jump exercise against a while background
How to Nail the Perfect Pike Jump
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mature woman learning how to do a step-up without mistakes in the gym
The 4 Worst Step-Up Mistakes, and How to Fix Them for Sculpted Thighs and Glutes
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Young strong fit muscular sweaty man with big muscles strength cross workout training with dumbbells weights in the gym dark image with shadows real people
2-in-1 Leg Exercises for a Quick, Efficient Lower-Body Workout
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barbell sumo deadlift form front view
The Sumo Deadlift Builds Hamstring, Glute and Core Strength While Keeping Your Back Happy
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woman doing a single-dumbbell lunge in her living room
A 20-Minute Workout to Sculpt Your Butt and Strengthen Your Legs With a Single Dumbbell
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illustration of a person showing the form difference between a glute bridge and hip thrust
Glute Bridge vs. Hip Thrust: Which Is Better for Building Your Backside?
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Woman doing a squat variation with a black medicine ball
The 30 Best Squat Variations for Every Exerciser and Piece of Equipment
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a man and woman doing box jump exercises outside at sunset
How to Do a Box Jump Safely and Effectively
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trainer Jason Park demos how to do hip thrusts with a barbell
How to Do Hip Thrusts With Perfect Form
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Fit black couple doing air squats, a beginner glute exercise, together in their living room
The 6 Best Glute Exercises for Beginners, According to a Trainer
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Asian woman doing a barbell hip thrust at the gym
Hip Thrusts Are the Best Exercise to Build Your Glutes, According to Trainers
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close-up of the legs of a woman doing the lateral band as a glute medius exercise
How to Do the Lateral Band Walk for Stronger Side Glutes
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caucasian woman doing a sumo barbell deadlift as one of the best glute exercises in a gym with windows
The 32 Best Glute Exercises for Every Piece of Equipment
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woman on the floor of her bedroom doing a glute bridge with heels raised
These 2 Glute Bridge Variations Help Prevent Shin Splints
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trainer Pete McCall doing a dumbbell glute bridge with a mini band
Want to Age Well? Do This Hip Exercise Every Week
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African American male trainer training senior women with resistance band standing glute exercises
The 8 Best Standing Glute Exercises for Healthy Aging
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closeup of people doing the shrimp squat exercise
How to Do the Shrimp Squat for Advanced Strength, Balance and Mobility
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illustration of the leg extension exercise with a resistance band around the ankles
How to Do Leg Extensions to Build Strong, Sculpted Quads
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illustration of a woman doing a curtsy lunge on a blue background
The Lunge Variation Trainers Want You to Avoid
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Woman doing squats
Get More Burn From Your At-Home Glute Workouts With These 3 Supersets
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An athlete wearing a blue shirt, leggings and black hat is doing a step-up exercise at home while a tortoiseshell cat looks on during the 4-week legs challenge
The 4-Week Legs Challenge Builds Lower-Body Strength and Stamina
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Sporty woman doing box jumps in gym. Sportwoman jumping on wooden box on health gym club.
Can’t Do a Box Jump? Here’s What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You
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young caucasian man setting up a barbell for a landmine leg workout in the gym.
A 20-Minute Landmine Workout That Sculpts Your Butt and Legs
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Fit Woman Doing the Side Lunge Exercise
8 Side Lunge Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)
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Couple exercising together at home.
This Small Change During Squats Will Help Protect Your Knees From Injury
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caucasian woman doing a barbell hip thrust exercise with a foam pad
5 Hip Thrust Mistakes Making Your Butt Workouts Less Effective
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young adult sporty woman doing a squat jump, a glute combination exercise on a concrete staircase outside
The Best 2-In-1 Glute Exercises to Build Your Butt and Burn Calories
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women doing bulgarian split squats on outdoor stairs
4 Mistakes Making Your Bulgarian Split Squats Way Less Effective — and Potentially Painful
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young caucasian woman doing a glute bridge with hamstring curl in her living room
This Advanced Glute Bridge Variation Sculpts Your Butt and Hamstrings
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woman performing a the banded clamshell exercise in bedroom with laptop
How to Do the Clamshell Exercise to Sculpt Strong, Well-Rounded Glutes
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Muscular man standing with one leg on bin.
Finally Tackle the Pistol Squat With These 5 Leg Exercises
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Woman doing a wall sit during her at-home workout with an iPad
How to Do a Wall Sit for Toned Legs
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Young adult woman practicing a deep yoga squat in garland position
The 5 Best Mobility Moves to Deepen Your Squat — Glute Gains Guaranteed
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Happy male athlete exercising lunges on the city street.
How Low Do You Really Need to Lunge?
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Woman doing a side lunge with a single dumbbell during a side butt workout at the gym
This 20-Minute Dumbbell Side Butt Workout Guarantees Well-Rounded Glutes
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Woman performing sumo squat with dumbbell.
The 6 Hardest Hamstring Exercises You Can Do With One Dumbbell
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