Clam Shell (single step) for Hips

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Clam Shell is an effective exercise to target the outer hip and glute muscles. Here’s how it’s done:

1. Lay on your side with your hips and knees bent, so that your heels are in-line with your head, torso and hips.

(It may be helpful to position yourself with your back against a wall to insure correct form.)

2. Open your hips by rotating your top knee up toward the sky, while maintaining contact between your heels.

3. Then with control, lower your leg to the starting position.

Complete a full set on one side then repeat on the opposite side.

Tip: Make sure that the top hip stays parallel to the ceiling, and does not roll forward or backward. Do not allow any movement through your torso.

You should feel this exercise working the outer hip of the top leg.

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