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Wood Chop Low to High-Tube

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The wood chop from low to high is an exercise where we want to be sure that we're starting with the anchor point slightly behind us because we're going to come up on a diagonal to get the posterior oblique system working. A lot of big transverse plane motion and core stability is required. Get a double grip on the tubing handle and keep a uniform relationship to your arms and elbows. Keep that lever nice and long as you come up, which will increase the torque at the center of your body. You'll want a good weight transfer into your left leg and then into your right leg as you go back with the tubing. If you want to increase or progress this exercise, increase the tempo. You will move at a faster pace and have to react to the tension that's generated by the tubing each time.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.