Abs and Core Exercises

Half-Kneeling Rotational Chop

The half-kneeling rotational chop increases power and strength throughout the core, more specifically, the obliques. The half-kneeling position is a slight variation to the standing and kneeling rotational chop exercises. The half-kneeling variation helps to improve balance because it is easier to stabilize your body than with standing. It is also a great way to mimic being on a single leg, but with less stability demands. It teaches you to align your pelvis and rib cage more easily. When the pelvis and rib cage are aligned properly, you are in the most efficient position to stabilize the core and keep the back healthy. This position will teach you to effectively engage the abs.