Reverse Squatting Woodchop (Band) Exercise


The Reverse Squatting Woodchop (Band) Exercise is great for building rotational strength and mobility in your legs and core for a more powerful and efficient golf swing.

The Reverse Squatting Woodchop (Band) Exercise forms part of the Golf Strength and Endurance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that are designed to efficiently increase your stabilising strength – supporting proper body alignment, movement patterns, and energy transfer within the golf swing, and helping to prevent injuries.


This exercise requires a resistance band or tubing.  Alternatively, you could use a cable machine.

Figure 1.  Reverse Squatting Woodchop (Band) Exercise Video.


  • Start by standing, your feel shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent, holding a resistance band with both hands that is anchored to the ground on your right.
  • Squat, dropping your hips back and down, as you reach down with your hands towards the outside your right ankle.
  • Stand up and rotate your torso to lift your hands diagonally, reaching overhead to your left.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Repeat in the other direction (with the band anchored to your left).

Keep your chest up, your back straight and your abdominal muscles engaged.

You should feel it working your quadriceps, abdominal muscles, obliques and shoulders (deltoids).


There are a number of other chop exercises in the Golf Loopy Train like a Champion System, you can see them by clicking here.


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