Donkey Kicks

Exercise for glute and core muscles

Donkey Kicks Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Get down onto the mat. Position yourself on your hands and knees. Place your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees right under your hips. Position your head to look at the floor.


Engage your core and keep your back flat in a tabletop position. Keeping the 90-degree bend in your knee, lift your leg back and up so that your foot goes towards the ceiling. Try to bring your thigh to parallel with the floor without twisting your hips or rounding your back, stop sooner if this occurs. Return the leg to the starting position.

Equipment Required


Main muscles

Glute Muscles

Secondary muscles

Core Muscles