Exercise Band Woodchops

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The exercise band woodchop is a beginner core exercise. This is a great exercise that targets the legs, abs and obliques and is suitable for any fitness level.


Picture of Obliques


Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Picture of Abdominals


The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Equipment Used

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Exercise Band

The exercise band is used in resistance training. The bands comes in a variety of colours depending on the amount of tension they offer. The exercise bands give constant resistance throughout the entire range of motion during an exercise and cause less stress on the joints.

Exercise Instructions

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Step 1

Start in a wide sumo squat position while holding the exercise band handle in both hands.

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Step 2

Starting from your opposite knee, pull the band up and across your body and over your shoulder.

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Step 3

Lower the band back down to your knee and repeat.