Sweet Spot Workout: "Clam Shells" Hip Abduction Lie on your side on mat with your hips and shoulders in a straight line, head lying on your outstretched arm. Bend your knees so that your thighs are at a 90-degree angle to your body. Stack hips, shoulders, and knees directly on top of each other. Use abs to hold this alignment as you do the exercise. Keep big toes touching, open your top leg up like a clam shell opening. Press your knee open without disturbing the alignment of your hips.
Lie faceup with your arms out to the sides, right knee bent, left leg straight and raised a few inches off the floor (a). Lift your leg until it's in line with your right thigh and push your hips upward, forming a straight line from shoulders to knees (b). Pause, then lower to start. Do all reps, then switch legs and repeat.