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Side-Lying Clam

Calisthenics / Beginner
  • Glutes
  • Groin
  • Lower Back
  • Hamstrings
  • Hip Flexors
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How to do the Side-Lying Clam - Learn Proper Side-Lying Clam Form

  1. Step 1: Start by laying on your side. Your arm (side you are laying on) should be bent under your head/neck for support. The other hand should be on the outside of the hip (side that is in the air) for support. Torso should be straight down to your knees. Your knees need to be bent with your legs at a 45 degree angle, and your feet together.
  2. Step 2: While keeping your torso and feet stationary. Spread your knees as far apart as you can. Then return knees back to starting position.
  3. Step 3: Repeat exercise for as many reps as desired and then repeat for opposite side.

Side-Lying Clam Tips

  1. Tip 1: While spreading apart your knees, do not over stretch. Only do what is comfortable.
  2. Tip 2: Lay on a towel or exercise mat for added comfort.

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Side Lying Clam Muscles Worked

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Side Lying Clam Equipment

Side Lying Clam Training Details

The side-lying clam is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the glutes and to a lesser degree also targets the groin, lower back, hamstrings, and hip flexors.

The only side-lying clam equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different side-lying clam variations that you can try out that may require different types of side-lying clam equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper side-lying clam form is easy with the step by step side-lying clam instructions, side-lying clam tips, and the instructional side-lying clam technique video on this page. The side-lying clam is a n/a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the side-lying clam video, learn how to do the side-lying clam, and then be sure and browse through the side-lying clam workouts on our workout plans page!

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Side Lying Clam Force Type: N/A
Side Lying Clam Mechanics Type: Compound
Side Lying Clam Other Names: Clams, Clm, Side-Lying Clams, Side-Lying Clm, Side Clam, Side Clams, Lying Clam, Lying Clams

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