There are many ways to do Donkey Kicks and this is the way that I like. I do them like this to isolate the butt so that I don’t use any other muscles, such as back or quad or hamstrings. Put your leg out behind you and try to lift your leg up only with your glutes. You don’t need to go high at all. If you go too high, you’ll end up feeling it in your back. To hit different parts of your butt, lift the leg at different angles, such as straight behind you, more toward the side at about a 45 degree angle from back to side. (This is hard to explain, sorry) You don’t need to do many of these since you are isolating the muscle! I do 4 sets of 15 reps.
I think some people call these spidermans. Either way, they’re a great workout! You can either do them fast to get a little bit of a cardio workout in along with some abs, or slower and just concentrate on the abs/core. Get into plank position and then raise your leg up to the side of you toward your elbows. I like doing 4 sets of 10 reps of these. My shoulders start to give out though so I started with 4 sets of 5 reps.
Wow I look silly here…ignore that. Oblique V-ups target obliques! I use my arm to balance so I don’t topple over while trying to do this one. I credit this exercise for my strong obliques. Sometimes I go to the top (V part) of this and just hold that position for as long as I can. That’s a great workout too! But that would be a boring gif.