Sunday, October 28, 2012

Eights & Weights Video: Extended Donkey Kick

If you're on the east coast of the US, you've probably heard of the storm (Hurricane Sandy) that is heading our way. If you've been mandated to evacuate, please find a safe place to stay. If you're staying home, make sure you have food, water, and alternate lighting. Maybe you can also fill some of your time with some physical activity indoors? Here is one you can do :)

We talked about the Donkey Kick a while ago, but you can work even more muscles by extending your donkey kick. Naturally, this exercise works on the bum, the thighs, and legs, but you can use it to work your core, your arms, and your shoulders as well by starting in a downward-facing dog position, rather than remaining on your knees.

  • Start in the downward-facing dog position
  • Lift your right leg and extend as high as you can so there is a straight line from your right heel to your right fingers. 
  • Lower the leg and then bend it and bring it towards your waist using your core to push your knee forward
  • Straighten the leg and extend all the way back up
  • Do as many as you can on one side and then repeat on the other side
You should feel this in your arms, your core, your legs, and especially your bum.

Here is a video I made to help you visualize:

Cheers Eights & Weights!

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