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Diagonal Woodchop

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The Diagonal Woodchop calls upon the rotator forces of the trunk, shoulders, hips, knees and ankle joints.
 
Preparation:
Grasp a 4-8 lb MB or DB with both hands and stand with feet shoulder-width apart and legs slightly bent, in "ready" position.  Keep feet straight ahead.
Tighten or “brace” the abdominals (as if preparing to take a punch).
 
Movement: 
Initiate the rotational movement from the trunk as you outwardly lift the MB from a low position, across the body on a diagonal path, to a high position over the opposite shoulder. 
Pivot on the back foot as the motion nears the end range.
RIPT = Results-based Integrated Physique Training
Sarah E. Rippel, BS, CPT
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