I'm Jeremy Shore for LIVESTRONG.COM, and this is side angle leg exercises. Side angle leg lifts and clam shells are great for activating and strengthening the external hip rotators including the glute maximus and medius. Let me show you how to perform these. So first we perform a side angle leg raise, lay on our side, come down onto the floor. You can rest your head on your arm that's folded back. Bring the lower knee up, placing that top hand on it. From here, straight leg, abs engaged, neutral spine, flex your ankle, push your leg slightly back, three to four inches. From there, you're going to lift the heel and that foot towards the ceiling, up, squeeze that external glute and then lower the leg back down, up, squeeze and then lower the leg back down. You can perform 8 to 12 repetitions for two to three rounds. Next we'll move into a clam shell, slightly bring the knee back, bring the top heel into the arch of the lower foot, bring the knees together. From there you'll simply, bring the knee up towards the ceiling. You'll feel that glute engage and then lower the knee back towards the lower knee. Keep the abs pulled in, neutral spine, repeat for 8 to 12 repetitions for two to three rounds. I'm Jeremy Shore for LIVESTRONG.COM, and this has been side angle leg exercises.