If you’re searching for an exercise to target and tighten your rear end, look no further than the donkey kick.Donkey kicks target the glutes in a way many other compound exercises can’t. This move can be completed without equipment and can be modified for all fitness levels.
The donkey kick’s scientific name is a quadruped bent-knee hip extension. But it gets its nickname from the literal movement, which looks like the animal’s notorious kick.
There are several different variations of this exercise that can be performed. Try one of these five to get your booty in gear.
1. Donkey kick
2. Straight-leg donkey kick with half circle
3. Resistance band donkey kick
4. Smith machine donkey kick
5. One-legged kickback on cable machine