How to Do Horizontal Wood Chop with Band: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Horizontal Wood Chop with Band

Muscles Worked in Horizontal Wood Chops

Muscles worked in Horizontal Wood Chop with Band

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Horizontal Wood Chops

  1. Fasten an elastic band at shoulder height. Grip the band with both hands, step away, and stand sideways to the band’s anchor point.
  2. With almost straight arms, make a sweeping, horizontal movement to your other side.
  3. Return to the starting position in a controlled manner.


Horizontal wood chop trains the rotating function of your oblique abdominal muscles. To also train their flexing function, you can attach the band to a higher point, and perform the movement diagonally downwards.

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