Wood chop

Stand in a wide stance with feet parallel.

Shift body weight to foot closet to the dumbbell with knee bent, trunk hinged slightly forward, and hip back while keeping the opposite leg straight

Hold the dumbbell in both hands, clasp hands together

Straighten arms with hands along side of the bent knee closest to the door, and the opposite foot pointed forward with hips and body facing forward.

Keep wrists firm and unbent.


Slowing rotate torso and pull diagonally upward and across body with hands ending above shoulder.

Simultaneously straighten body and shift body weight laterally to the foot furthest from dumbbell start position,

End with arm closest to dumbbell straight and leg furthest away bent, with hip back, hold and slowly return to start.

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