How to Do Low Cable Woodchop to High
The low cable woodchop to high 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 low cable woodchop to high.
Beginning Low Cable Woodchop to High
1. Connect one end of a cable machine to a handle. Using the adjustable mechanism, place the cable anchor near the top of the frame. Fill the machine with enough weight to provide it a modest amount of resistance. The weight is too heavy if you have trouble moving the handle or can only move it slowly. You should be able to maintain your equilibrium while rotating the weight. The weight is too much if you stumble or waver.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Allow the cable weight to retract the handle to the starting position at the end position.
5. Do 10 to 15 reps on each side of the body, then switch your stance and repeat the exercise on the opposite side.
Low Cable Woodchop to High Movement
1. This movement starts off with a pulley located on the lowest setting.
2. When you perform this movement, the pulley will be to the left or right of you.
3. To start this movement, you need your knees slightly bent, butt back, lower back straight, and not curved, and head in a neutral position facing straight ahead.
4. You will be grabbing the cable with both hands opposite of the side that it is on so that it is across your body.
5. Grabbing the cable, pull away, twist your body until you are facing away from the pulley.
6. Think of it as a diagonal line. The cable starts at 7 o'clock and finishes at 1 o'clock. To finish the motion, come back from the top and reverse the motion to finish in your original position. This completes one repetition.
Low Cable Woodchop to High 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.