How to Perform the Wood Chop

Starting Position
Bands: Stand on the band with your foot about 2 feet away from the handle that you are going to pull. Take one hand and grab the handle palm up. Place your other hand over the handle palm down. Both hands should be on the side of one thigh.
Dumbbells: Grab a dumbbell with both hands with your palms facing each other. Hold the dumbbell to the side of one thigh.


Action
INHALE: While keeping your arms straight, extend the band or dumbbell from your thigh to as high as you can above the opposite shoulder.
EXHALE:Return to the starting position.


Exercise Menu Cooking Tips
Keep your abs tight. Move slowly with this exercise.


Muscles Worked: Total body with an emphasis on core and shoulders.