Cable Woodchop

The cable woodchop is an explosive, multi-joint exercise that develops strength and power throughout the core and obliques. This exercise also improves hip and shoulder stability and strength.


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    Attach a handle to the top setting of an adjustable cable machine. Stand next to the machine with your feet shoulder-width apart. Extend your arms upward and grab the handle with both hands above one shoulder.
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    With your arms fully extended, pull the handle down and across your body to your opposite side. Allow your hips and torso to rotate, and keep a slight bend in your knees. Slowly reverse the movement to return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Perform this exercise in a controlled manner.
  • Keep your arms fully extended throughout the exercise.