Woodchopper – Martial Arts Core Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as the Woodchopper. This exercise used in order to build up core strength. This core exercise can also improve rotational “torquing” power and thus help martial arts kicking powerpunching power and grappling techniques.

The woodchopper core exercise can be done with a cable machine, medicine ball, etc.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Woodchopper Exercise (with Cable Machine)

Woodchopper Exercise (with a Medicine Ball)