Clamshell in Sidelying Exercise for the Hips

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The clamshell in sidelying is a great exercise for the hips. It may seem easy at first, but will get harder the more reps you do.

To perform the clamshell in sidelying:

  1. Lie on your side with your knees bent forward where your heels are aligned with your body.
  2. Keeping your body perpendicular with the ground, and not rotating your hips, lift the top knee towards the ceiling, keeping your feet together. Slowly come back down.

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