Bodybuilding 101: Anatomy of the Lower Body

Anatomy of the Lower Body - ShesLosingIt.net

Anatomy of the Lower Body – ShesLosingIt.net

I’m studying for my personal training certification right now, which means I’m reviewing basic anatomy.

I thought it might be helpful to post this because a lot of us hear terms like, “quads” and have no idea where they are on the body.  I’ll be posting labels for each major muscle group over the next few days.

Here are some common exercises that work the glutes/leg muscles:

  • Butt Lift/Bridge (Targets glutes)
  • Squat (Targets glutes)
  • Barbell Lunge (Targets quads)
  • Hack Squat (Targets quads)
  • Front Box Jump (Targets hamstrings)
  • Good Mornings (Targets hamstrings)
  • Calf Press (Targets calves)
  • Calf Raise (Targets calves)

Hope you found this helpful!

Lisa

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