When most people hear “leg day," they immediately think of heavyweights and exercise machines. There's no doubt that a heavily loaded barbell or weight machine can build strong, muscular legs. But there are lower body bodyweight exercises that are really easy to do at home and they’re perfect for getting in a strength workout that’s both functional and effective.
Lower body exercises target your legs and glutes. The main muscles involved include:
Glutes, Hamstrings, Quads, and Calves.
Strengthening these areas will not only improve your functional fitness levels, but they are also really important for preventing injury too.
A lot of people can suffer from injuries if they have weak glutes and hamstrings. So, by targeting these areas, you can avoid difficulties when doing more intense forms of weightlifting.