How to do a Wood Chop Exercise

Muscles Target: Shoulders, abs, obliques, glutes, quads, back, hamstrings, and abductors.

Level: Intermediate

wood chop exercise

Benefits of Wood Chop

  • The woodchop helps to develop your overall core muscle that helps to improve better posture.
  • The exercise helps to strengthen your lower body and upper body and improve your balance and endurance.
  • It is also the best to exercise for improving your spine flexibility.

How to do Wood Chop?

  • Grab a medicine ball or dumbbell and make a squat position by bending your knees.
  • Now hold the ball-like palms are parallel to each other and rotate your torso to the right of the body.
  • Stand up and twist the torso to the left and swing the ball up across your body in a controlled motion or extending arms.
  • Rotate your right toe as you go, bringing the dumbbell to end over your left shoulder.
  • Return to the starting position, do the maximum reps you can do, then repeat on the other side.


  • Engage your core muscles, when you are ready to start.
  • Plant your feet and knees in the same direction.
  • Maintain your arms straight and breath out when you twist your torso.
  • Do 3 sets of 12 reps on each side.

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