Use the machine seated one-leg calf raise, a unilateral isolation exercise, to fix differences in the size and strength of your calf muscles.
Targeting your gastrocnemius, use the standing dumbbell one-leg calf raise to fix contralateral size and strength differences in your calve muscles.
The dumbbell leg curl is useful for working your hamstrings when you don't have access to a leg curl machine. Learn how to make it as effective as possible.
Learn the two ways in which you can perform the Jefferson squat, a compound lower-body exercise that targets your gluteus maximus and quadriceps.
Target and build your hamstrings with the kneeling leg curl, an isolation pull exercise. Your gastrocnemius, gracilis, sartorius, and popliteus act as...
As with the dumbbell squat, you can use the cable squat as your primary quad-dominant exercise if the barbell squat is too hard on your lower back.
Most people don't realize that you can use the sled/leg press machine to work your calves. The exercise is called the sled calf press (aka the leg press calf...
Use the dumbbell squat as an auxiliary exercise to improve your barbell squat or as your primary quad-dominant (squatting) exercise during deload weeks!
Use the dumbbell step-up, a lower-body compound push exercise, to develop unilateral functional leg strength, as well as to improve your barbell squat!
Use the barbell front squat, a major compound exercise, as your primary quad-dominant movement or as an auxiliary exercise to improve your barbell squat.
The seated leg curl targets your hamstrings, while your gastrocnemius, gracilis, sartorius, and popliteus act as synergists.
Build and strengthen your calves with the machine standing calf raise. The exercise targets your gastrocnemius, while your soleus acts as a synergist.