The clamshell makes the top ten list as far as exercise we give out and even exercises we see people doing already for rehab. It is also one that is rarely done properly. When done properly, it should be quite challenging. This is another exercise where quality is more important than quality. The basic contraction patterns and endurance built with the clamshell will help transition into more functional gluteal exercises like the one leg stand and standing clamshell.

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