Donkey Kicks
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ImageSubmitted by: Justin Leonard
Last updated: 1/22/2012

The gluteal muscles, or glutes, can be targeted with donkey kicks. This exercise is easy to perform and does not require any fancy equipment. The donkey kick is a classic "butt" exercise, and there are many variations of the original donkey kick. Instructions for the donkey kick exercise are listed below:

Kneel down on an exercise mat. Use your elbows to support your upper body. Lift one leg up and kick it straight in the air (upward). Try to kick as high as possible. Lower your leg until your knee is just below parallel to the floor. Repeat the kick on the opposite leg.
Step 1
Kneel down. Place elbows on workout mat. Slowly kick leg in the air.
Step 2
Fully extend leg up as high as you can.
Step 3
Lower the leg until the knee is just below parallel to the floor. Repeat.
Exercise Details
Leg Exercises ( view all )
Difficulty Level LOW
The donkey kick is a low difficulty exercise.
Target Muscle
Butt (gluteus maximus)
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