Clamshells

Major Muscles Worked:

Hips, Glutes

Set Up:

  1. Place a looped band around your legs, positioned just above your knees.
  2. Sit on a mat, with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and touching eachother, and supporting your upper body with your hands behind you.

The Movement:

  1. Keeping your hands, butt, and feet on the floor, engage your glutes & your knees away from the mid-line of your body.
    Keep your ankles straight, and go as far as your range of motion will allow. Some of that will depend on the resistance of the band.
  2. Slowly, return to the starting position.

Specific Cues:

  • It’s not a huge movement; it will depend on your hip flexibility.

Other Variations of the Clamshell

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