How to do a Cable Wood Chop (Low to High)

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About Cable Wood Chop (Low to High)

Sets Logged
24,119
Popularity Rank
618th
Difficulty
Beginner
Abs Strength
73 mSCORE 84th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

The Cable Wood Chop (Low to High) is a dynamic, compound exercise that targets the core, obliques, and shoulders by moving the cable from a low position to a high position across the body. This variation emphasizes upward rotational strength, enhancing functional fitness and power, crucial for athletic performance. The diagonal movement pattern also engages and strengthens the entire kinetic chain, from the legs through the core and into the upper body, making it an effective exercise for improving overall body coordination and stability.

  1. Set the cable machine to its lowest position.
  2. Stand just behind it with the pulley to one side.
  3. Grasp the ends of the rope handle with both hands, palms facing each other.
  4. Maintain proper form and posture during this exercise by keeping your core engaged, back straight, and gaze forward.
  5. Engage your core, shoulders and back to raise the cable up and to the side.
  6. Hold this position for a moment.
  7. Keep tension in your core as you return to the starting position. Don't let the cable pull you back.
  8. Switch sides and repeat.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    12.5
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    15
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    17.5
    lbs
    22.5
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    20
    lbs
    25
    lbs

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