Resistance Band Exercises For Legs
Before we get into the exercises, it’s important to know a little bit about the different muscles of the lower body. Your legs are made up of the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors, and calves.
The large group of muscles on the front of your upper leg are called the quadriceps. The quads’ main job is extending your knee. And the muscles on the back of your upper leg are called the hamstrings. Their job is to flex your knee.
Around the backside is your gluteus maximus or glutes. These large muscles help you extend your leg backward and pull your upper body upright. Then there are the hip flexors that help you lift your legs up and to the sides.
Finally, you have the calves. These are the muscles on the back of your lower legs that flex your foot when you walk, run, or jump.
When training your lower body, you should use exercises that target each of the major muscles of your legs. This way you develop symmetry, proportion, and balanced strength in your leg muscles.