Leg Day

What is leg day in fitness?

Workout day specializing on legs

In the fitness world, leg day is when a person focuses all their exercise workouts on their lower body. This includes exercises regarding calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.

Origin of leg day

The slang phrase "leg day" dates back to at least the early-2000s when workout fanatics would share dread about the toll leg day takes on their bodies. Or, they would poke fun at others for "skipping leg day" if their legs didn't look muscular enough.

As social media expanded in the 2010s, "leg day" entered the wider public's lexicon, although fitness enthusiasts typically use it. Examples of when people use the phrase include making fun of top-heavy people on TikTok who obviously skipped leg day or sharing mirror-reflection selfies on Twitter bragging about your legs' physique.


Whoa, did you see Ahmad's calves?
Uhh, yeah. Every day is leg day for him
Leg day tweet
Leg day tweet

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Updated February 17, 2023

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