The squat is an exercise that works all the muscles in the lower body including the thighs, hamstrings, calves, hips and glutes. Squats also help strengthen the bones, tendon insertions and ligaments in the lower body. More »

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Squats work the entire lower body, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus and calves, according to Bodybuilding . Smaller muscles, known as stabilizer muscles are also improved, according to Muscle and Fit... More »

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Squats work very well at toning and strengthening the quad muscles. Because squats require balance and core strength to maintain positioning, they are also effective in helping with stabilization. More »

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According to the Healthy Living Index on AZ Central, treadmills provide an effective cardiovascular workout that helps strengthen the muscles of the legs and buttocks to include quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and glutes.... More »

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A forward lunge targets the abdominal muscles (transverse abdominus and obliques), the glutes (gluteus maximus, gluteus medius/minimus), the anterior thigh muscles (quadriceps) and the posterior thigh muscles (hamstrings... More »

The best way to perform jump squats involves good form and proper engagement of the muscles in the lower body. Poor form and posture can lead to an ineffective workout or even injury, according to BodyBuilding.com. More »

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Stairclimbing provides a cardiovascular workout that also strengthens every muscle of the lower body, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteal muscles and calves, according to StairMaster. Maintaining balance while ... More »