Dumbbell Wood Chops Exercise Guide
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.
How to do Dumbbell Wood Chops
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.
Learn how to do dumbbell wood chops from this step-by-step illustrations:
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:
- Side Deltoids
- Rear Deltoids
- Front Deltoids
- Upper Pecs
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|Muscles Worked||Abdominals, Biceps Brachii, Triceps Brachii, Deltoids, Quadriceps, Lateral Deltoids, Anterior Deltoids, Posterior Deltoids, Pectoralis Major|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Basic, Easy, Moderate|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Major Exercise||Cable Wood Chops|
|Target muscle(s)||Abs, Triceps, Deltoids, Quadriceps, Side Deltoids|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Biceps, Rear Deltoids, Front Deltoids, Upper Pecs|