This exercise engages your legs, primarily your quadriceps and hamstrings, while also helping you gain balance and use your core to stabilize yourself alongside engaging your glutes, shoulders and cardiovascular system.
Lunges are excellent for both working out your cardiovascular system while at the same time building strength and muscle mass in your legs.
Barbell front squats are excellent to build leg strength while focusing on stimulating growth in quadriceps.
Leg presses are an excellent way to engage the legs without stressing out the back or any other regions of the body.
Leg extensions are isolated movements that really target the quadriceps for maximum growth and stimulation.
With a focus on lower body, the barbell squat is a compound movement that engages the entire body with emphasis on building strength and is a great way to start a workout. For building strength, you can lower the repetitions while increasing the weight.