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This 1 exercise will tone and strengthen your glutes — no equipment required

donkey kick

Did you know that the gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body? Our glute muscles are working constantly, even while we sit! Our back, hamstrings, glutes and hips all work together just to keep us upright while we sit.

That’s why both strengthening and stretching these body parts is critical for overall strength and mobility. The glutes specifically play a large role in stabilization, which is necessary for many activities we perform daily. Since the glutes are such a large muscle, there are many ways to work them. Donkey kicks, however, work not only the glutes, but the core, hamstrings, shoulders and back, making them a comprehensive exercise that allows you to work the entire back side of the body at once.

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