Horizontal wood chop

Level

Beginner

Muscle Groups

Planes of Motion

Outer Unit

Necessary Material

Progression Material

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Objective

The horizontal wood chop is an excellent exercise to strengthen the abs and core in the transverse plane of motion. Abdominal exercises with rotation generate a strong contraction of the obliques.

Rotational trunk movement occurs in many sports.

Starting Position

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Execution

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Coaching Keys

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Variations

In the horizontal wood chop with hip rotation the wood chop is combined with an outside rotation of the hip.