This dynamic exercise works the obliques and upper abdominals while keeping your heart rate up. Wood choppers work the full body and they don’t require a lot of space so you can do them anywhere. You can interlace your fingers and perform wood choppers without any equipment or use a small dumbbell or kettle bell.
Ultimate Guide to Wood Chopper
- Squat down a little.
- Twist left to hold the hands on the outside of your left leg.
- Breath out and move up diagonally across your body, ending twisted to the right with your hands above your head. Pivot on your left foot as required.
- Control the movement and chop back down to the starting position.
30 seconds from the left followed by 30 seconds from the right is needed in the HIIT routine.
The Benefits of Wood Chopper
It’s a total core workout. Glutes, abdominals, obliques and hamstrings.. The abdominals and obliques work as stabilisers and the hamstrings and back are primary decelerators.
Muscle groups worked with Wood Chopper