Build Muscular Legs with Bowflex Exercises!

Another big difference from my old home gym is that I can do so many Bowflex exercises now with my Blaze.

Before all I could do was leg extension and standing leg curl. Period.

Yeah it was not fun, that's also why I decided to buy adjustable dumbbells, so that I could do some lunges and squat with dumbbells.

Now it's all a different story.

Bowflex Offers Complete Leg Workout

Most Bowflex models allow you to do basically the same leg exercises, in a way or the other.

For example with a model you can do lying leg curls while with another you can do only standing leg curls.

I am talking about models like the Blaze and the Vtreme 2 SE home gyms. These pictures explain why:

With the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE there is no lying position available.

The following Bowflex exercises for leg workout are all taken from the Blaze manual. I chose to describe the Blaze first because I have it in my house, second because it has the sliding seat which allows me to do leg press (and aerobic rowing).

I think the Blaze offers the widest leg workout choice that you could ever desire from a home gym:

  • Leg Extension
  • Squat
  • Leg Press
  • Lying Leg Curl
  • Calf Raises
  • Lying Leg Extension
  • Ankle Eversion
  • Ankle Inversion
  • Standing Hip Extension
  • Standing Hip Abduction
  • Seated Hip Adduction
  • Seated Hip Abduction
  • Standing Leg Kickback

This is the beauty of 12 leg exercises, some of them are even hard to picture...without a real picture huh?

I think that just the first four would be enough for any effective workout, the rest are for "picky" people only...just kidding.

The true story is that with a Bowflex you can really work all your leg muscles:

  • Quads
  • Hamstring
  • Glutes
  • Calves
  • Adductors
  • Abductors

Is there anything more?

I don't think so...

I will focus more on the first 5 of the list, and the last one because I know that many of you, especially ladies, are very interested in what will make your butt look nice and firm.


Although the squat is often considered a total body exercise, the glutes, adductors, hamstrings, and quads are primary movers, and the spinal erectors are key to stabilization.

Muscles Worked: Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings, Adductors.

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