Pilates Clam Level 3
A great exercise for increasing control and stability around the hip and pelvis whilst focusing on posture and balance.
‘The Clam’ primarily trains the posterior fibres of gluteus medius. Performed in side lying, it is from the rotary stability classification and therefore challenges the rotation control of the pelvis. This also helps with sacro-iliac joint problems by encouraging force closure at the posterior pelvis.
The normal clam technique is performed with hips bent up to 45 degrees. This strengthens abduction and external rotation. If the hips are flexed to 90 degrees it will focus more on internal rotation.