Primary muscles: Abs, middle and lower back, obliques
Secondary muscles: Glutes, hip flexors
Equipment: No equipment
DONKEY KICK TWIST INSTRUCTIONS
1. Start on your hands and knees, with the hands under the shoulders and the knees under the hips, and place your right hand behind your head.
2. Extend your left leg to the back and rotate your torso to the right.
3. Bend your left leg, bring your right elbow toward your left knee, and crunch.
4. Repeat, and switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your head, neck and spine neutral, relax your shoulders and engage your core. Breathe in as you extend your leg, and twist your torso only from the ribs up. Exhale as you bring the knee toward the elbow and crunch.
The donkey kick twist targets your abs, obliques and lower back, and helps to sculpt and tighten your entire core. This exercise improves your posture and balance and stabilizes your lumbar spine.
SETS AND REPS
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