The dumbbell one-leg split squat is great for improving your lunge and squat, enhancing your balance, and developing unilateral functional strength.
Work your gluteus maximus with the smith machine kneeling rear kick. Your adductor magnus and quadriceps act as synergists.
The dumbbell forward-leaning lunge emphasizes glute activation, making it suitable for people who want to avoid excessive quad development.
Great for inner-thigh development, the barbell sumo squat is a compound exercise that targets your quadriceps and, to a lesser extent, your gluteus maximus.
Arguably the king of all glute exercises, the barbell hip thrust is known to activate the gluteus maximus more than any other exercise, including the squat!
An advanced unilateral lower-body exercise, the barbell side lunge is great for developing unilateral lower-body strength, coordination, and balance.
A compound exercise, the kettlebell swing is great for cardio circuits, developing functional strength, and strengthening your posterior chain muscles.
Great for beginners, the bodyweight sumo squat is useful for learning the very basics of squat form (keeping your torso upright, knees out, and head up).
The dumbbell sumo squat (aka dumbbell plie squat) is great for learning squat form, especially how to keep your knees out and torso upright as you squat.
Mainly targeting your glutes and quads, the dumbbell rear lunge is great for developing balance, coordination, and unilateral lower-body strength.
The barbell sumo deadlift is essentially the barbell deadlift using a sumo stance, which places less emphases on your lower back and hamstrings.
Use the barbell Bulgarian split squat to improve your barbell squat, your lunge, and your balance, and to develop unilateral lower-body functional strength.