Donkey Kicks Strengthens Your Lower Back

I love this exercise. You can do it on the beach, the office, at home or at the park.

I'm currently focusing on strengthening my core, back muscles and glutes again as I haven't been consistent. In the video below I'm using a reformer machine in my Pilates class but as mentioned it's an exercise you can pretty do wherever, whenever.

Donkey Kicks

Donkey kicks strengthen your lower back and glutes. The upward-driving kicks, performed from a hands and knees position, target your glutes, but also work your hamstrings, hips and core. The weight of your legs provide resistance to strengthen these muscles as you push up against the downward force of gravity.

Watch my quick version;

You can start off by doing them with your own body weight and challenge yourself next time and head to a local Pilates reformer class in your area.

Benefits of Donkey Kick Exercises

Helps stabilise and strengthens your core, lower back, legs and butt. Each leg lift tones all three butt muscles -- gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus -- in both the leg being lifted and the leg used for support. It's a real WIN! WIN! exercise.

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