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Clamshell

Picture of how to do the clamshell exercise
  • Lie on your side with your feet and knees together and your knees bent.
  • Raise your upper leg while keeping your feet together. Don't let your hips roll back.
  • Hold for 6 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your leg back down. Rest for up to 10 seconds.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Current as of: March 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy