How to Do Clamshells
- Lie on your side, with your legs bent at about a 90 degree angle.
- Tuck your pelvis in to properly activate your glutes.
- Lightly brace your core, and lift the upper leg by using your glutes. Lift as high as you can while maintaining contact with the glute muscles.
- Lower the leg in a slow and controlled motion, and repeat for reps.
Clamshells are commonly used to activate the abductors. They can be made more challenging by putting a band over your knees. Focus on contact with the glutes through the entire movement!
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