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It’s hard to believe that it’s week seven for Fitness Friday. If you are new, welcome. If you’ve been following along from the beginning, thank you!
This week is one of my very favorite, tried and true hamstring and glute exercises, donkey kicks. I’ve been doing these since 1984 when Mama and I used to put on our leotards, tights, and leg warmers and head to the local elementary school to do Jane Fonda style aerobics. Fun times.
This exercise is really good for the area just below you rear end. You know, the place where a little extra flab likes to lurk. Of course only cardio will get rid of the fat, but this exercise will help to tone the area so when the fat is gone, you’ll look good.
I like to do this 25 times with one leg and then switch to the other leg.
After the first sequence, I like to do this sequence 25 times per leg.
Again, I like to do this 25 times per leg.
I don’t have pictures of this, but when your leg is extended straight out, slowly pulse up and down to really get a burn in your leg. I pulse for 25 counts and then hold for 25 counts.
The great thing about this exercise is that it can be done in front of the TV. I usually do it while a watch a DVR’d show like The Real Housewives or Glee.
If you need more resistance, invest in some weights that velcro around your ankles. I usually do these exercises without shoes, but with a weight on each ankle.
What do you think? Are you going to add donkey kicks to your routine or do you already do them? Hee-Haw!