Dumbbell Wood Chops Exercise Guide

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Dumbbell Wood Chops is a strength exercise that works your abs, triceps, deltoids, quadriceps and side deltoids.

Dumbbell Wood Chops is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your arms, core, hips, legs, lower body, shoulders, upper body, upper legs and waist.

It requires dumbbells to do.

Dumbbell Wood Chops

How to do Dumbbell Wood Chops

Exercise

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell with both. Perform a squat while bringing the weight in front of your right knee. Sweep the weight up and right across your body as you straighten your legs. Once your arms are extended, 'chop' the weight back down to your side. Repeat in a fluid motion.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do dumbbell wood chops from this step-by-step illustrations:

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Muscles Worked

The muscles used for dumbbell wood chops may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for dumbbell wood chops are:

Primary Muscles

  • Abs
  • Triceps
  • Deltoids
  • Quadriceps
  • Side Deltoids

Synergyst Muscles

  • Biceps
  • Rear Deltoids
  • Front Deltoids
  • Upper Pecs

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Dumbbell Wood Chops work?
Dumbbell Wood Chops works abs, triceps, deltoids, quadriceps, side deltoids.
What is Dumbbell Wood Chops good for?
Dumbbell Wood Chops is beneficial for conditioning and to strengthen. It works the best for arms, core, hips, legs, lower body, shoulders, upper body, upper legs and waist, as it works abs, triceps, deltoids, quadriceps, side deltoids. Dumbbell Wood Chop is a great strength exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Dumbbell Wood Chop a good exercise?
Dumbbell Wood Chop is a popular strength exercise for abs, triceps, deltoids, quadriceps, side deltoids.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Dumbbell Wood Chops Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Dumbbell Wood Chops Standards and Averages

Alternatives

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Dumbbell Wood Chops Alternatives

Variations

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Dumbbell Wood Chops Variations

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