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Most Popular Leg Exercises Seen By Jefit App

One of the great thing about having an interactive exercise community and database is you can spot trends. The Jefit community has completed more than 92,000,000 workouts to date. The award-winning app currently has more than 10 million users. We are also able to determine the best strength training programs and most popular exercises, like leg exercises, based on the number of downloads.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular exercises from the Jefit database. The groups of leg exercises, seen below, are listed in terms of the number of times they have appeared in member’s workouts.

The following leg exercises are placed into one of five categories: (1) hip/leg, (2) glutes, (3) quadriceps, (4) hamstrings, and (5) calves. The first category, hip/leg, can be thought of as the best overall leg exercises to perform if you did not want to isolate individual muscle groups.

Best Hip & Leg Exercises

This particular list of leg exercises are considered the best compound movements for the lower body. When you’re in need of a few great leg exercises that work it all from the waist down, this is the go to list. A few of the exercises, like barbell squat and squat to press, you’ll target the core muscles as well.

  • Barbell Squat
  • Lunge (Barbell)
  • Barbell Clean
  • Leg Press
  • Dumbbell Lunges
  • Barbell Deep Squat
  • Dumbbell Squat
  • Smith Machine Squat
  • Prisioner Squat
  • Bodyweight Lunge
  • Hack Squat
  • Barbell Squat to Shoulder Press
  • Barbell Overhead Squat


  • Barbell Hip Thrust or Barbell Glute Bridge
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Smith Machine Lunge
  • Cable Pull Through
  • Single Leg Press
  • Reverse Hyper on Flat Bench
  • Cable Leg Kickback
  • Barbell Step-Ups
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  • Leg Extension
  • Barbell Front Squat
  • Clean Deadlift
  • Barbell Single Leg Squat (aka Bulgarian Split Squat)
  • Barbell Squat with Narrow Stance

Hamstring Leg Exercises

  • Prone Leg Curl
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Stability Ball Single-Leg Hamstring Curl
  • Barbell Stiff-Leg Deadlift
  • Barbell Romanian Deadlift from Deficit
  • Reverse Hyper on Flat Bench


  • Seated Calf Raise
  • Calf Press on Leg Press
  • Standing Calf Raise
  • Machine Calf Press
  • Smith Machine Reverse Calf Raise
  • Dumbbell Standing Calf Raise

Use Jefit App to Track of Your Exercises

Jefit, named best strength app by Men’s Health, Greatest, Forbes Health, Men’s Journal and many others, has a community responsible for 92,000,000 workouts to date! The app, which recently passed 10 million downloads, comes equipped with a customizable workout planner and training log. The app has ability to track data, offer audio coaching cues, and can share workouts with friends. Take advantage of the Jefit leg exercises for all your strength training workouts. Visit our members-only Facebook group. Connect with like-minded people, share tips, and advice to help get closer to reaching your fitness goals.

Michael Wood, CSCS

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