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Maximize Your Leg Power: Great Leg Exercises for Men

Updated: May 14

Great Leg Exercises for Men

Now that it’s January, many people may be in the process of hitting some health goals as their New Year’s Resolution for 2024. This is very common, but where does one start?

You should start with the basics. It can be extremely difficult and discouraging to throw yourself into too much at once. Starting with a few beginners moves and moving up from there, you can succeed in filling your goals and have a happy, healthy new year!

What Exercises Should I Try?

Squat Jump

Squat Jump

A squat jump can be a fun way to get moving. Start off with your legs shoulder-width apart, then squat down, and use this energy to jump. You should make sure your knees do not cross past your toes when squatting, as this can cause some knee problems if done over a long period of time.

Side Lunge

Side Lunge

Begin by standing with your legs a few inches apart. From here, step to the side and squat down a bit. Similar to the squat jump, make sure to watch your knees!

Single-Leg Hip Raise

Single-Leg Hip Raise

This exercise is a bit different. Start with your back on the ground, with your legs bent in a bit. Straighten one leg, and lift your glutes so that your hips are equal. From here, hold for a few seconds and then drop back down slowly.

Glutes Bridge

Glutes Bridge

The glutes bridge can be done almost anywhere, which is why it is a great exercise. Similar to the exercise above, you start on your back with your arms comfortable next to you, while making sure that your legs are bent up with your feet planted about a foot away from the rest of your body. From here, all your do is lift your hips and hold for a few seconds.

Step Up

Step Up

The step up exercise is as it sounds, just stepping up. You can do this at a gym onto a platform, or even by using the stairs more often.

To learn more about exercises, or personal training services in Back Bay and Arlington, MA, feel free to contact us by filling out our contact form or call us directly at 617-450-0001.


What are some great leg exercises for men?

  • Squats, lunges, deadlifts, leg presses, and calf raises are excellent leg exercises for men.

How can I strengthen my legs at home without equipment?

  • Bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges, and calf raises are effective for strengthening legs at home without equipment.

What are the benefits of including leg exercises in my workout routine?

  • Leg exercises help build muscle mass, increase strength and endurance, improve balance and stability, and enhance overall athletic performance.

How often should I do leg exercises for optimal results?

  • Aim to incorporate leg exercises into your workout routine at least 2-3 times per week for optimal results in strength and muscle development.

Can you recommend simple leg exercises for beginners?

  • Beginners can start with bodyweight squats, lunges, and calf raises. As they progress, they can add variations or incorporate weights for added resistance.

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