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Forward Lunge Wood Chop

By Will McDonald, YWCA Minneapolis Personal Trainer
January 3, 2020
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If you are short on time and you really want to get that heart rate up and blast those calories, incorporating as many muscles to work together at once is a great way to do that. Try the Forward Wood Chop Lunge to maximize your effort and calories burned!

To perform a Forward Wood Chop Lunge:

  • Stand where your feet are hip width apart, holding a medicine ball in front of you.
  • Step forward and get down to about a 90 degree angle on that forward knee.
  • Bring that medicine ball up, over the forward leg, and up over that shoulder.
  • Activate your core and come back down.
  • Come back to your starting position, and repeat that on the other side.

Trainer Tip in Action

Watch YWCA Personal Trainer Will McDonald’s tip video.

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