Leg Exercises Directory
Strong legs are essential for moving a lot. From walking and running to climbing stairs, leg exercises help you with basic activities. Stronger leg muscles means burning more calories. Squats, lunges, and more similar exercises can get you on your way to leaner, stronger legs. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to do leg exercises, which are most effective, benefits of leg exercises, and much more.
How to Stretch Tight Hip Flexor Muscles
Tight hip flexors can cause serious discomfort. Stretching can help loosen the muscles and ease the pain. Try these five stretches for relief from tight hip flexors.
Strengthening Your Calf Muscles: Best Exercises for Calves
Looking for ways to strengthen calf muscles? WebMD gives exercise tips for toning calves.
Exercising to Ease Osteoarthritis Pain
If you've got aching joints and osteoarthritis, exercise can help.
Hamstring Strain Overview
A hamstring strain can be very painful. Find out how they're caused, diagnosed, treated, and prevented.
Toning Shoes: Can Shoes Tone Your Butt and Legs?
You've seen the athletic shoes with the odd-shaped soles that promise big results. Now find out if these toning shoes actually deliver.
Toning Your Body -- and Your Thighs
Dedication to exercise combined with good nutrition will trim fat throughout your body and help you tone all over, including your thighs -- a trouble spot for many women.
Shape Up Your Butt and Thighs
If you're looking to have a better looking bottom half, keep reading. WebMD's Fitness Series can help you with everything from what and when to eat to exercise photographs with step-by-step instructions.
Gym Smarts: Stretching (Hip Flexor & Groin)
Of course exercise is good for you, but stretching before exercise is too. To avoid injury before you hit the gym, personal trainer, Aaron Small, PhD offers these hip flexor and groin stretches.
Gym Smarts: Stretching (Hamstrings & Calves)
To avoid injury before you hit the gym, personal trainer, Aaron Small, PhD offers these hamstring and calf stretches.
Gym Smarts: Squats
Personal trainer, Matt Minter demonstrates the right way to use a free motion squat machine to strengthen and tone your lower body muscles.
Gym Smarts: Leg Press
We all have our “problem areas”, are yours generally found below the belt? If so, these lower body exercises from personal trainer Aaron Small, PhD, can help tone and tighten you from your hamstrings to your calves.
Slideshows & Images
Ankle (Human Anatomy): Image, Function, Conditions, & More
WebMD talks about the anatomy of the ankle, including an image and conditions that affect the ankle.
The Calf Muscle (Human Anatomy): Diagram, Function, Location
WebMD provies information about the antomy of the calf muscle including the function, conditions affecting the calf including injuries, and much more.