The Diagonal Woodchop calls upon the rotator forces of the trunk, shoulders,
hips, knees and ankle joints.
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).
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