Exercise of the Week

Exercise of the Week: Woodchop-This exercise is a wonderfully functional movement to strengthen the core in the transverse plane. Place one handle of the tube on the ground and then stand on the tube with both feet. Hold onto the tube with both hands and choke up on the tube. Go down into a squat and as you rise out of the squat rotate the torso to the other side. Be sure to cue that the abdominals create this movement and that it involves very little shoulder work.
Click Here to watch a video of this exercise!
CUES:
  • Shoulder blades down and back
  • Keep core engaged throughout
  • Pay attention to the core musculature which propels this movement
  • If you feel it in the shoulders, change your focus to the abdominals
  • BREATHE
MODIFICATIONS:
  • To make this less intense, perform without the tube
The Prenatal “Why” of his Exercise : This exercise is truly functional and offers great core strength in the vertical position where most of life is spent.

 

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