This article originally appeared in Well+Good.

You know that phrase “Never skip leg day?” There’s some merit to it—did you know that the largest muscle groups in your body are located in your lower half? Your glutes, hamstrings, and quads are massive powerhouse muscles for the body, which means you should definitely show them some TLC with strength training.

There are so. many. benefits. to be gained from a lower-body workout regimen, and not just a sculpted booty. Working on these muscles can rev your metabolism, help you feel more energized, power your steps, give you more stability and balance, and help you move throughout your everyday life with more power, more comfort, and less pain.