How to do Dumbbell Donkey Kick (Left)

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: lower back, glutes, hamstrings


Start on your hands and knees and position the dumbbell in the crease at the back of your left knee. Tighten your glutes and lift your left leg out behind you. Keep a 90 degree angle at the knee to hold the dumbbell in place. Aim to lift your leg so that your knee is at hip height off the ground and the sole of your foot points to the ceiling. Avoid arching your lower back.

How to make Dumbbell Donkey Kick (Left) easier

This is a great exercise to do with out a dumbbell too, which will make it easier. Also check out our Fire Hydrant.

How to make Dumbbell Donkey Kick (Left) more challenging

Make this exercise harder by increasing the weight of the dumbbell or slowing the movement down, especially the lowering phase of the exercise. Also check out our Kettlebell Single Deadlift exercise for another great glute and hamstring exercise.

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