11 Leg Calisthenics Exercises Trainers Love

No equipment required.

A roundup of leg calisthenics exercises to try for lower body strength.


Calisthenics is a great way to work the legs. These simple bodyweight moves can be done anywhere — without equipment — to build strength, enhance flexibility, and improve agility, says Pure Barre’s Michelle Ditto. Here, experts share 11 leg calisthenics exercises they love.

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Power Skips

Planet Fitness manager Theodore Savage suggests these in order to work quads, hamstrings, and calves.

- Staggered stance, left foot back.

- Drive left knee up to chest, swing right arm up.

- Land gently in the start position.

- Repeat for 60 seconds, 3 sets per side.