Medicine Ball Wood Chops

Medicine ball wood chops increase rotational power and strength throughout the core with an emphasis on the obliques. This exercise also improves hip and shoulder mobility and stability.


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    Stand tall and hold a medicine ball with both hands at chest height. Squat down, keeping your chest up, and bring the ball to the outside of one knee.
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    Stand and twist your torso as far as possible bringing the ball up and above your opposite shoulder. Return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not round your back at any point during the movement.
  • Do not squat down to bring the ball lower. Maintain a consistent knee bend throughout the exercise.
  • Do not create movement with your arms. Twist with your abs and obliques.