Horizontal Wood Chop with Band: Muscles Worked & Technique

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

  • Fasten an elastic band at shoulder height. Grip the band with both hands, step away, and stand sideways to the band’s anchor point.
  • With almost straight arms, make a sweeping, horizontal movement to your other side.
  • 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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