Okay, so you’ve been working hard on your upper body – you’ve got pecs and biceps, but what about your legs? If you overwork the top half of your body and ignore the lower half, you’re going to look a little out of proportion!

With this in mind, Fit Hire has compiled the following list of the best leg workouts to help you improve your quads, glutes and hamstrings:

Leg curls
Jump onto a leg curl machine and bend your knees so the footpad is touching your shins. Start to bring your heels towards your bottom, but not so close that you’re touching it. Then slowly lower them again. Remember to use enough weight.

The glute machine
Grip the handle bars of the glute machine and place one foot on the platform. Start to push the platform up until your thigh is aligned with your buttock, and then slowly lower. Do 3-4 sets of 8 reps on each side.

The leg press
This is for everything; your quads, glutes, hamstring and calves. On the leg press machine place your feet on the platform above. Lower your legs until they’re at a 90 degree angle and then push them out almost straight. Don’t lock your knees!

Dead lifts
Evenly spread your feet apart, bend forward at the waist and grab hold of a barbell with weights attached. Using your hamstrings start bringing the barbell (and yourself) back up to the starting position.

Calf raises
Stand with dumbbells held at either side of you on the edge of a step. Push yourself up onto your toes and then slowly come back down. Increase the weight of the dumbbells if it feels too easy.

So, the next time you go to the gym don’t focus solely on your top half. Get those legs working too!