donkey calf raises

Muscle Groups

legs back calves
Donkey calf raises are a classic bodyweight exercise that primarily targets the calf muscles. This exercise is named after the movement that resembles the way a donkey kicks its hind legs. To perform this exercise, you will need a partner, a sturdy surface such as a bench, and a raised platform. To start the exercise, stand facing the bench or platform with your toes on the edge and your feet hip-width apart. Bend forward at the waist and place your hands on the bench or platform in front of you. Then, have your partner sit on your back, just above your hips. Slowly raise your heels as high as possible while keeping your legs straight. Hold for a second or two at the top, then lower your heels back down until your calves are fully stretched. Repeat the movement for several reps. Donkey calf raises can be used in most workouts, and they provide an excellent way to directly target and build the calf muscles. This exercise requires no weights and is a fantastic way to build calf strength and improve overall leg endurance. However, be sure to start with a lighter load, as this exercise can be challenging for beginners.