10 Best Moves to Tone Your Legs

Activate these large muscles to build strength and burn calories!

The legs have some of the largest muscles in the human body. Exercising them is not only important for building all over strength, but activating these large muscles also helps burn tons of calories. These 10 moves are some of the best leg exercises. They both build muscle and improve your cardiovascular endurance.

You can choose to incorporate these 10 best leg exercises into your routine or follow the workout outlined below.

What You’ll Need: a gym timer (free apps are available for download), a medium dumbbell (10-25 lbs.), and a bench or box.

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 40 seconds and rest for 20. Complete all the exercises then repeat for a total of 2 rounds.

Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.

1. Squat
2. Walking Lunge
3. Goblet Squat
4. Box Jump
5. Reverse Lunge with Front Kick (40 seconds each side)
6. Squat Jump
7. Squat Walk
8. Bulgarian Split Squat
9. Tuck Jump
10. Calf Raises


Walking Lunge

Goblet Squat

Box Jump

Reverse Lunge with Front Kick

Squat Jump

Squat Walk

Bulgarian Split Squat

Tuck Jump

Calf Raises

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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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