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Wood Chop
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Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles

Obliques

Secondary Target Muscles

Core

Workout Type

Strength

Gym Gear

Dumbbell

Fitness Level

Intermediate

Compound/Isolated 

Compound 

Power Move 

Pull

Target Muscles: Obliques

Wood Chop Overview

The wood chop is a type of exercise that helps to keep your core strong and stable, while also improving the flexibility in one's spine. This can lead not only ensure good posture but healthier overall health because it strengthens both upper body muscles as well lower half - resulting in improved balance!

How to Do It

  1. Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a dumbbell with both hands.
  2. Rotate your torso to the right and raise the dumbbell until it’s over the right shoulder (diagonally)
  3. Squat while rotating your torso to the left and bring the dumbbell diagonally across the body until it’s close to your left hip.
  4. Repeat and switch sides.

Tips on Wood Chop

  1. Engage your core during the exercise.
  2. Your feet and knees should be pointing in the same direction.
  3. Keep your arms straight, and breathe out as you twist your upper body (torso).

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