Standing Diagonal Chop

Description: Front back tandem stance, side to cable machine. Both hands pull cable from upper to down across front of body at a diagonal. Keep hips and legs stable. This is an exercise that targets the core, specifically the latissimus dorsi, obliques, glute medius, glute minimus and lower spinal extensors.

Variations: Use of sports tubing instead of cable.

Exercise is recommended for: A client who wants to improve their core strength and balance.

Exercise is avoided for: Frail, very weak, or apprehensive clients.