Low- to High-Cable Wood Chop

The wood chop is a great exercise for hitting the abs and obliques.

  • Attach a single grip attachment to a low pulley machine and select the weight you want to use
  • Start with your feet wider than shoulder-width and your toes slightly pointed outwards.
  • Grab a low cable handle with both hands
  • Drop down to one side and lock your arms
  • Take your arms out in front of you and move up, rotating your stretching leg and pivoting around to the other side of the body
  • Slowly lower your weight back to starting position
  • Repeat for the opposite side of the body

Wood Chop Tip: Keep your arms straight throughout the exercise