Big Bang Exercises – Wood Chops

In #BigBangExercises, Fitness, Training, Tutorials, Uncategorizedby Polina

Core training is pretty much every foxes favourite topic. Well, that and nice training shoes 😉

We even wrote a guide to core training, which is our most popular download. Yes, core training is always current!

It’s also quite misunderstood – crunches are old hat and not very effective, planks are better but can be much improved on. So if either of those two exercises are your mainstay for your core workout, read on.

One of the go-to core training exercises for our Meanfitfoxes is the Wood Chop. I’ll describe it with an medicine ball but it’s fairly easy to adapt with a resistance band or cable stack at the gym.

They are a great way to develop rotational power, an essential for lots of sports. It’s also great for the waistline too, which is an added bonus 🙂

  • Hold a medicine ball and adopt the “power stance”
  • Lift the med ball up in a diagonal pattern and inhale sharply
  • Drop your stance and drive the med ball diagonally back down, exhaling sharply
  • Repeat, then switch sides

Do about 8 – 12 reps on each side for 2 – 3 sets. I usually like to do this after my main workout.

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