If you follow the PPL split, the complete list of push, pull, and legs exercises will help you design a program. That’s why I’ve compiled as many examples of push, pull, and leg exercises as possible and created a simple list so you can use it to make a workout plan for yourself, depending on your fitness level.
Meaning of Push, Pull, and Legs (PPL) Training
The push, pull, legs (PPL) split is a great workout program for growing strength and muscle.
All movements that include pushing the weights up, down, or against the body come under the push workouts category. And they typically work on the chest and shoulder, and triceps.
Bench press, overhead press, push-ups, and triceps pushdown are some examples of pull exercises.
The movements, which include pulling the weights up, down, and towards your body, fall under pull workouts. And they work on the back, biceps, rear delt, and wrists.
Pull-ups, lat pulldown, bent-over row, and seated rowing are typical pull exercises.
Some pull workouts also worked on chest and shoulder, such as dumbbell pullover, barbell upright row, and face pull. So you can also pick workouts for chest and shoulder from the pull exercises list.
Leg workout includes both pull and push exercises. For example, leg press and squats are push workouts, and the deadlift and hamstring curls are “pull workouts.”
There are myriads of push, pull, and leg exercises that you can do to increase strength, power, and mass.
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List of All Push, Pull, and Legs Exercises
Let’s explore the complete list of PPL workouts in a table format that includes the names of the exercises, names of muscles they work, and the difficulty level.
So, depending on your fitness, you can incorporate any exercise in your PPL workout program.
Exercises with difficulty level 5 or less (out of 10) are suitable for beginners.
List of Push Workouts
|1||Barbell Bench Presses||Chest||5/10|
|2||Dumbbell Bench Presses||Chest||5/10|
|3||Landmine Press||Chest and Shoulder||6/10|
|4||Chest Press Machine||Chest||3/10|
|5||Push-ups||Chest and Arms||6/10|
|6||Bar Dips||Chest and Triceps||6/10|
|8||Dumbbell Overhead Press||Shoulder||5/10|
|10||Dumbbell Front Raises||Shoulder||5/10|
|12||Barbell Front Raises||Shoulder||6/10|
|16||Floor Press||Chest and Triceps||6/10|
|18||Close-Grip Bench Press||Chest and Triceps||5/10|
|20||DB Overhead Triceps Extension||Triceps||5/10|
|22||Triangle Pushup||Chest and Triceps||7/10|
|24||Cable Forward Extension||Triceps||5/10|
|25||IYT Raises||Shoulder and Back||7/10|
Pull Exercises List
|1||Pull-up||Back and Biceps||5/10|
|2||Inverted Row||Back and Biceps||5/10|
|3||Chinup||Back and Biceps||6/10|
|7||Barbell Bent-over Row||Back||6/10|
|8||Dumbbell Pullover||Chest and Back||6/10|
|9||Barbell Upright Row||Shoulder and Trap||5/10|
|10||Face pull||Back and Rear Delt||6/10|
|12||Reverse Fly||Back and Rear Delt||5/10|
|14||Barbell T Rowing||Back||5/10|
|16||Barbell Biceps Curl||Biceps||5/10|
|18||Incline Lying Prone Curl||Biceps||6/10|
|24||Palms up Wrist Curl||Wrists||5/10|
|25||Palms down wrist curl||Wrists||5/10|
List of Leg Exercises
|1||Barbell Back Squat||Quadriceps||5/10|
|2||Dumbbell Lunges||Quad and Ham||5/10|
|4||Step-up||Glutes and Quads||5/10|
|5||Good Morning||Hamstring and Lower Back||6/10|
|9||Bulgarian Split Squat||Quad, Ham, and Glutes||7/10|
|10||Sumo Deadlift||Quad, Ham, and Glutes||6/10|
|11||Romanian Deadlift||Hamstring and Glutes||6/10|
|12||Barbell Reverse Lunges||Quad, Ham, and Glutes||6/10|
|13||Lateral Squat||Quad, Ham, and Glutes||6/10|
|14||Single-Leg Deadlift||Hamstring and Glutes||7/10|
|19||Machine Leg Press||Quadriceps||5/10|
|21||Sumo Squat||Quad, Ham, and Glutes||5/10|
|23||Hex Bar Deadlift||Quad, Ham, and Glutes||5/10|
|24||Cable Pull Through||Hamstring and Glutes||7/10|
|25||Suitcase Deadlift||Quad, Ham, and Glutes||5/10|
Compound Push and Pull Exercises List
That was the complete list of pull, push, and leg exercises. However, if you primarily do compound workouts, I’ve also made a list according to that so you can pick your best ones.
Compound movements work on two to three muscles simultaneously and allow you to lift heavier weights.
Okay, so here are some of the best examples of compound push and pull workouts.
|No.||Compound Pull Exercises||Compound Push Exercises|
|1||Deadlift||Flat/Incline Bench Press|
|2||Pull-ups||DB Bench Presses|
|3||Barbell Bent-over Row||Push-ups|
|5||Dumbbell Pullover||Bar Dips|
|6||Face pull||IYT Raises|
|7||Barbell Upright Row||Close-Grip Bench Press|
|8||Sumo Deadlift||Landmine Press|
|10||Cable Pull Through||Hip Thrusts|
List of Push and Pull Bodyweight Exercises
For those who work out without any pieces of equipment, I’ve also made a list of bodyweight push, pull, and legs exercises.
You can use this list to create a bodyweight workout plan for yourself.
Bodyweight Push Workout List
- Incline/Flat/Decline Push up
- Diamond Push-up
- Archer Push-up
- Bar Dips
- Bench Dips
- Pike Push-up
- Hanstand Push-up
- Bodyweight Triceps Extension
- I-Y-T Raises
List of Bodyweight Pull Exercises
- Inverted Row
- Superman Pull
- Bicep Leg Curl
- Renegade Row
- Standing Wall Pull
- Negative Pull-ups
Bodyweight Leg Workouts List
- Standard Squat
- Forward Lunges
- Reverse Lunges
- Lateral Lunges
- Sumo Squat
- Split Squat
- Single-leg Deadlift
- Glute Kickback
- Lying Leg Curl
- Glute Bridge
- Calf Raises
- Jump Squat
List of Core and Combined Push-Pull Workouts
So far, you’ve seen a complete list of all push, pull, and leg exercises. However, core and combination of pull-push workouts aren’t covered in that list, which is essential in creating a workout regimen.
So, let’s also see those movements.
- All types of Crunches
- Russian Twists
- Mountain Climbing
- Leg Raises
- Toe Touching
- Flutter Kicks
- Windshield Wipers
- Dumbbell Side Bend
- Hanging Knee Raises
- Handing Leg Raises
- Dragon Flag
- Ab Wheel Rollout
- Barbell Oblique Twist
List of Exercises That Have Both Push and Pull Movements
- Clean and Press
- Pushup to Renegade Row
- Barbell Jammer
- Power Clean
- Push Jerk
Push/Pull/Leg Workouts PDF
You can download the PDF of the PPL exercises list to use it whenever you need it.