Core Assets: Cycle Stronger for Longer

Save your vertebrae from a tug of war by developing a rock solid core



by Jennifer Sherry

Woodchopper
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Woodchopper

Benefit: Works most anterior (front-side) abdominal muscles.

Do It: Stand sideways beside a high pulley and extend your arms above your head to grasp the handle with both hands. Pull the handle down and as your hands pass your shoulders, twist and crunch your abdomen. Continue to pull as you bend your knees into the squat position. Slowly return to the starting position. Do two to three sets of 10 to 12 reps.


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