Split Stance Chop

  • HOW: Get set-up in a high lunge/split stance position with a band anchored at or above your head level. Have the band anchored to the side of you and the knee that is closest to the anchor will be forward. While holding onto the band with both palms facing down and keeping your lower body still, perform a chop motion diagonally downwards away from the anchor moving your arms and your torso. Slowly return to starting position and repeat.
  • FEEL: You should feel the muscles on the outside of your shoulders and shoulder blades working. You should also feel your core muscles and leg muscles working to stabilize the rest of the your body.
  • COMPENSATION: Do not lean forward or backward, do not tilt side to side, do not lose your balance, try to time your arm and torso movement accordingly. Maintain that split stance position!

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