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Standing Cable Wood Chop

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Cable
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Standing Cable Wood Chop Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Connect a standard handle to a tower, and move the cable to the highest pulley position.
  2. With your side to the cable, grab the handle with one hand and step away from the tower. You should be approximately arm’s length away from the pulley, with the tension of the weight on the cable. Your outstretched arm should be aligned with the cable.
  3. With your feet positioned shoulder width apart, reach upward with your other hand and grab the handle with both hands. Your arms should still be fully extended.
  4. In one motion, pull the handle down and across your body to your front knee while rotating your torso.
  5. Keep your back and arms straight and core tight while you pivot your back foot and bend your knees to get a full range of motion.
  6. Maintain your stance and straight arms. Return to the neutral position in a slow and controlled manner.
  7. Repeat to failure.
  8. Then, reposition and repeat the same series of movements on the opposite side.
Tip: You will twist your entire body with this exercise, but really focus on getting maximal torso rotation and a strong clinch at the end of the movement. To ensure a good mind-muscle connection, keep your abs tense at all times.



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Tip: Standing Cable Wood Chop

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Mar 4, 2014 1:12 PM: Do it slowly



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Feb 21, 2014 7:07 PM: Awesome exercise for the external oblique muscle! If you do it right you'll feel the burn...



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9/10

Jan 29, 2014 2:34 PM: Great finisher to a workout. They will smoke you!



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Review: Standing Cable Wood Chop

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9/10

Oct 1, 2013 11:02 PM: One of my favorite abs exercise, last part of warm-up, then again in post stretching



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Tip: Standing Cable Wood Chop

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7/10

Feb 16, 2013 12:50 AM: I really enjoy working this into my rotation of various abdominal exercises. One of the keys with this is to use a weight that's comfortable and not strenuous. Basically something you can comfortably do 15 of, give or take. You really need to focus on form with this exercise - when you pull the cable...+See More



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Review: Standing Cable Wood Chop

Exercise Rating
7/10

Jun 4, 2012 4:38 AM: found this exercise a little on the easy side...... tough to get a burn on the obliques from it



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Jun 4, 2012 4:37 AM: find this exercise a little on the easy side, not really getting a burn on the obliques......



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