Tip: Weight-Plate Chop

Try this cross-body exercise to fill in your strength gaps and perform better athletically.

The anatomical characteristics of the human body cause it to function in a crisscross manner. The arm-and-shoulder mechanism on one side links diagonally through the torso mechanism to the hip-and-leg mechanism on the opposite side.

Think about what you're doing while walking, running, punching, throwing, and batting. Such cross-body linkages are foundational to human functioning and a big part of athletic movement.

One type of cross-body movement involves rotational core exercises, such as weight-plate chops shown here.