How to Do High Cable Woodchop to Low
The high cable woodchop to low should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the high cable woodchop to low.
Beginning High Cable Woodchop to Low
1. Place your body in such a way that the cable movement is downward and across your body, as if you were chopping down a tree. Place your feet comfortably apart and both hands on the cable handle above one shoulder.
2. Swing the gripped handle across your body until it reaches the opposite thigh. You can pivot from your ankle and rotate your hips and knees slightly.
3. Allow the cable weight to retract the handle to the starting position at the end position.
4. Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each side of the body, then switch your stance and repeat the exercise on the opposite side.
High Cable Woodchop to Low Movement
1. This movement starts off with a pulley located on the highest setting.
2. When you perform this movement, the pulley will be to the left or right of you.
3. You will be grabbing the cable with both hands opposite of the side that it is on so that it is across your body.
4. Grabbing the cable with your palm facing you, pull away, twist your body until you are facing away from the pulley.
5. Think of it as a diagonal line. The cable starts at 1 o'clock and finishes at 7 o'clock. To finish the motion, come back from the bottom and reverse the motion to finish in your original position. This completes one repetition.
High Cable Woodchop to Low Benefits
The transverse abdominis and oblique muscles are targeted by the cable woodchop. These muscles allow you to rotate at the waist and hit a bat or racket with your entire body weight rather than simply your arms. The woodchop also works your back, shoulders, and legs muscles.
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