Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Donkey Kick Using A Wobble Cushion

A wobble cushion is similar to a stability ball but is smaller and more convenient. If you’ve ever considered using a stability ball in place of a chair, this is a perfect way to get the same benefits with a smaller footprint.

This week’s exercise is a donkey kick, which works your gluteus maximus—the largest of your three glute muscles, and the bulk of your booty. They also work your core and shoulder muscles, since your entire body has to remain stable while your leg lifts- the wobble cushion amps this up even more. As you’ll see in the video below, it’s tough to maintain stability! Moving slow and steady will help keep you balanced.

  • Get into a push-up position and lower your knees onto the wobble cushion.
  • Make sure that your knees are directly under you so the cushion doesn’t slide away while completing the movement. If the cushion slides around, complete the exercise with the cushion on a yoga mat, rug, or carpet for extra traction.
  • While in the starting position, lift one of your legs up, with your knee bent (see video).
  • Complete 8-10 reps for one set, work towards completing 3 sets with each leg.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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