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Clamshell for Women


  1. Lie on your left side on the floor, with your hips and knees bent 45 degrees. Your right leg should be on top of your left leg, your heels together. 
  2. Keeping your feet in contact with each other, raise your right knee as high as you can without moving your pelvis. Pause, then return to the starting position. Don't allow your left leg to move off the floor.

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Tip As the name suggests, think of a clamshell opening as you do the exercise.

This move has been excerpted from The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell.

This Move Works:

Glutes, Hamstrings, Hips

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  • Step 1

  • Step 2