Weightlifting & Exercise/exercise for legs

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Hello

I do a  body-weight squat and hold it for 2 minutes, like a squat stance. I'll like to know can this develop the quadricep/thigh muscles? Is this bad for the knees, holding it?

What exercise can I do to develop my leg muscles? I do not have any weights at home and can't afford to go to the gym, depending on my bodyweight somewhat. I hope you can recommend some exercise to develop the lower body given the limitations above.

Thank you. Your reply is very much appreciated.

Eddie

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The thing about weight is that everything has some. I used to workout with big rocks, tree stumps... whatever I could find. You are never strictly limited to bodyweight' but if that is what you prefer.. I would do Hindu squats, jumpingand those  squat holds you mentioned and windsprints

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