Cable Gravediggers (Upwards Torso Twist)

Reverse cable wood chops (nickname: cable gravediggers because of its shoveling motion) is a core and obliques exercise which primarily works in the transverse plane. This exercise is primarily for the obliques which are important for almost every sport and athletic competition not to mention a good physique. The exercise is best performed using a weight which is light enough to maintain strict form when bodybuilding is a concern but can also be performed explosively when power production is the primary goal.


obliques exercise videos oblique workout video Required Fitness Equipment

Low Cable Setup

Rope or Handle

Target Muscle(s)


Primary Stabilizers



Shoulder Stabilizers


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