Cable (or Band) chops
Trunk Conditioning Strength & Stiffness - Cable/Band
Develop rotational trunk strength
Cable chop start position.
Cable chop bottom position.
Set the cable column above head height
Grasp a handle or rope with both hands and kneel in a staggered position side-on to the column
Take the tension in the weight stack by pulling the cable across slightly
Find a neutral back position and tighten the trunk and gluteals
Pull the cable across the body and push downwards in a diagonal chopping-type action
Rotate slightly through the trunk to achieve full range, but avoid any flexion through the back
3 x 8–12 repetitions each side (2–3min recovery)
Take a wider stance to increase stability
Use a lighter load