Hey there, I have a new Home Exercise of the Week for you to try called the Kettlebell Wood Chopper. This is a great full body exercise that primarily works your core (especially obliques), quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, and shoulders.
If you don’t have a kettlebell you can also do this with a medicine ball, dumbbell, or any weighted object you have at home that is easy to hold on to.
Let’s take a look at the key performance points of the Kettlebell Wood Chopper.
- stand tall with your feet shoulder width apart and toes pointed slightly outward
- hold the kettlebell down in front of you
- descend in to a squat while keeping your abs tight and twist to your left so the kettlebell is to the outside of your left leg
- keep your weight on your heels throughout the squat
- come up from the squat position while swinging the kettlebell up and diagonally to the right
- at the top position make sure your feet are firmly planted and your upper body is twisted to the right
- keep your abs engaged throughout the movement
- keep your arms as straight as you can and lower the kettlebell back down and to the left as you squat
- repeat for your desired amount or reps or time and then repeat for your right side
So there you have the Kettlebell Wood Chopper. Add this exercise to your full body routine or as part of your ab routine. Your obliques will thank you for it!
Let me know how you do with this one in the comments below or if you have any questions.
See you next week with another new exercise!