Kneeling Woodchopper

The kneeling woodchopper increases strength and explosive power through the core, lower body, and hips. The exercise also improves shoulder and hip mobility.


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    Kneel with your knees shoulder-width apart next to an adjustable cable machine with a D-handle at the high setting. Grab the handle with both hands, keeping your elbows bent and shoulders back.
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    Brace your core, and pull the handle down across your body to the opposite hip. Pause, then return back to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your back straight throughout the exercise.
  • Perform the movement in a slow, controlled manner.