Standing Rotational Reverse Chop

The standing rotational reverse chop increases strength and power throughout the core, emphasizing the obliques. The reverse chop works from a low to high range of motion, which builds functional core strength that trains your core to stabilize your entire body in all directions of movement. The standing position is the easiest variation of the rotational reverse chop exercises.


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    Clip a rope attachment to the lowest level on an adjustable cable machine. With your working side facing the weight stack, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointing forward. Grab the rope with an overhand grip, your arms straight and your hands shoulder-width apart.
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    Bracing your core and squeezing your glutes, pull the rope up and across your body toward your opposite shoulder. Return to the starting position and repeat before switching to the other side.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Move the shoulders and torso as a single unit.
  • Use slow and controlled movements to avoid using momentum.