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How to Do Wood Chops

Bestselling Learn Guitar on Android! http://bit.ly/LearnGuitarAndroid Muscles Worked The wood chop exercise works your lower back and core muscles, including the rectus abdominis and gluteal muscles. ? Getting Started Stand on the ground with your legs spread apart and your feet flat. Bend your knees only slightly.? Grasp the dumbbells in each hand. This exercise can also be performed with a kettlebell weight instead.? Bring your arms and hands together in front of your body, bending the elbows slightly.? Perform the Exercise Now that you have the correct stance, you can start doing the wood chop exercise.? * Begin with your hands together in front of you, holding the dumbbells.? * Hinge on your hips to swing your upper body forward and down.? * Do not bend the knees more than they were at the beginning. The key to preventing a lower back injury is by not bending the knees too much.? * Swing your body forward until your hands extend thro ugh your legs. Keep your arms straight.?* Now engage your core to swing back up to the original stance.? * Continue swinging upwards and extend your arms straight over your head.? * Make sure you ?keep your shoulders pulled back and your back straight during this movement.? Disclaimer:?There is no "one size fits all" approach to exercise, diet or weight loss. Please be aware that not all exercises are for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce your risk of injury, consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Mahalo's experts offer advice that is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/get-fit/upper-body-exercises-with-dumbbells/wood-chops/
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