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    While some people go for complicated workout routines, something as simple as a side laying clam exercise can really help to strengthen your abductor muscles. The starting position is lying with your left side on the ground, with your right leg line on top of your left leg, and your left arm on the ground supporting your head (please note your head should not be raised). Bend your knees at a 90° angle with your hip and push your right leg upwards, while your feet remain touching, to create a clam like shape. When you reach as far as you can with the clam motion, hold that for a few seconds and then return to the starting position. Repeat this as many times as you feel comfortable on your left side and then switch so that you are laying on your right leg and using your left leg to create the clamp shape.