Standing Stability Reverse Chop

The standing stability reverse chop increases strength and control of the entire core area. The movement also strengthens the lower back and hip muscles. By standing–as opposed to kneeling or half-kneeling–you place significantly more stress on the core because it requires more stability to performing the chopping motion.


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    Stand with one shoulder facing an adjustable pulley system set to floor height. Step into a partial lunge with your inner knee bent toward the floor. Hold a rope attachment with overhand grip in front of your torso.
  2. Standing Stability Reverse Chop
    Brace your core as you bring the handle up and across your torso, extending your outside arm fully in the air. Keep your body straight and stable. Return handle to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not rotate your torso. Your arms are the only moving piece.
  • Do not bend your arms during the rotation.
  • Do not use momentum to help overcome the resistance.