15 Hardest Bodyweight Leg Exercises In Existence

I want to debunk a myth with this post and that is the myth that you can only really develop extremely strong leg muscles using weights. Bodyweight leg exercises are extremely effective for muscle growth in the legs, you simply have to know how to do it. Bodyweight leg exercises have been used by millions of people to add size and definition to their legs. These hardest bodyweight leg exercises are sure to leave you crying.

*There’s a great leg challenge that I recommend that you try. It’s called the Bodyweight Squats Muscular Endurance 5-Minute Challenge  and is sure to challenge the strongest fitness enthusiasts.

What’s So Great About These Hardest Bodyweight Leg Exercises?

All of the below leg exercises develop massive strength and coordination without using weights. Though there are also many different types of leg exercises.  The below leg exercise videos encompass plyometrics, static exercises, dynamic exercises, exercises with props, exercises in the water and more. It’s so cool to think that you can use many other props to develop your leg muscles other than weights.

How Should I Do Bodyweight Leg Exercises?

This is a great question. Some of the below exercises are very difficult and should not be tried without consulting a personal trainer. Though, if you get the go ahead, than jump in. Some incorporate a ton of balance and coordination to complete, not just strength. Start with the exercise at the top, Frog Squats, and work your way down. Some of them you may feel are too easy until you do 10-20 of them. Bodyweight leg exercises are meant to do in quick succession to completely shred the leg muscle tissue.


15 Hardest Bodyweight Leg Exercises

15. Frog Squats


14. Falling Tower

13. Hindu Squats


12. Single Leg Wall Sits


11. Super Skaters on Bosu Ball


10. Tornado Lunges


9. Plyometric Hops


8. Crouch Jumps


7. Advanced Shrimp


6. Pilates Ball Squats


5. One Legged Squats


4. Plyo Water Hops


3. One Legged Squats on Bosu Ball


2. Russian Hamstring Curl (aka Harop Curl)


1. Front & Back Flips


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  1. Devon says

    Water jumps are 5 times easier than backflips!What?
    I can not do falling tower but can do a plyometric box jump.

  2. Strus says

    7 is a loooot harder than 5.
    Shrimp squat intermediate is harder than pistol squat too.
    Tornado lunges are great for conditioning , but not so hard to do

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