Low to High Woodchoppers

How to do the Low to High Woodchoppers

Stand upright with the cable perpindicular to your foot. Now with two arms grab the weight and use ONLY your abdominals to do the twisting. You may find that your shoulders are doing a lot of the work but keep focused on your abdominals. Raise the weight to the other side of your body while never bending your arms.

Spotter Information:
A spotter can encourage the participant to keep their form.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Abdominal
  • Belly
  • Stomach
  • Serratus Anterior
  • Cable
  • Core Strength

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
36.4 lbs11.3 51.2 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 36.4 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 18 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Low to High Woodchoppers

Purpose Type Level
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Sport Specific Intermediate
Sport Specific Intermediate
Sport Specific Beginner
Muscle Specific Intermediate
Strength Intermediate

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.