The Best Leg-Strengthening Exercises for Women

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1. Squats

Lunges are one of the most effective leg-strengthening exercises possible. 

While squats primarily target the lower body (quads, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors.

Inner and outer thighs, and calves), they are a full-body exercise that impacts abdominal strength, mobility, and overall strength. 

The deadlift is another compound exercise that exercises the complete body. 

2. Deadlifts

The deadlift will target the entire posterior chain, including the hamstrings, glutes, and back.

Grab the barbell and propel your hips forward to standing position.

Rowing is another predominantly leg-driven exercise. So much so that 60% of the exercise is derived from limb movement.

3. Rowing

This complete range of motion maintains joint fluidity and promotes healthful movement.

Rowing is yet another activity that focuses mostly on the legs for propulsion. 

The sumo squat is an alternative to the standard squat that targets the glutes, hamstrings, and inner quadriceps. 

4. Sumo Squats

To begin, stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart and toes slightly pointing outward.

Optionally, hold a dumbbell or kettlebell with both palms in front of your body. 

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