Today we have a guest on our blog! Since we are in touch with a wide variety of people and trainers around the world, we decided to start running regular interviews with interesting people!
Meet Daniel De falco
Daniel De Falco is a Sport Conditioning Coach from La Falda, Cordoba, Argentina. He’s been running small group and personal training at his training facility since 2009.
He specializes in Neuroscience and Emotional Education (Universidad de Villa María) as well as Movement Analysis and Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute).
He’s also a Qi Gong and Tai Chi Instructor, and explores other kinds of movement activities, such as Capoeira Angola, Improvisation Art Movement, Pilates and Groundwork.
Daniel, what is it about Indian clubs that is perfect for what you do?
I use Indian Clubs with my students for shoulder health and movement prehab/ rehab and when working towards more complex skills development. Basically, healthy and strong scapulas and shoulders are requiredas the foundation for everything we will introduce later on (Heavy Club Training, Mace Training, Calisthenics, etc…).
I also use club swinging as a form of dynamic meditation, in which music and rhythm are really important. They are perfect for exploring multiplanar movement and improving coordination skills.
Who do you work with?
I work with all kinds of persons, from athletes to older people. My work is to promote health trough movement, and Indian clubs are perfect for that. I teach Indian clubs workshops and also run classes.
What are the advantages of the Pahlavandle™ over other types of clubs on the market?
In my country it is very difficult to find Indian clubs (all my Clubs are at least 50 years old) , so Pahlavandles are a very accessible way to build your own clubs and Bulavas by using recyclable bottles.
I really like the versatility of the product, being adjustable. By filling them halfway you can tweak the drills in a proprioceptive way, due to the perturbation of the water. sloshing around.
How did you get started with Indian clubs?
I got started with Indian clubs 10 years ago while researching about vintage strength training, and Indian Physical Culture, as I have a strong interest in Ayurveda, Traditional Indian Medicine.
This ancient way of training really attracted me. Training with these kind of elements has a more holistic approach, and in many cases also a devotional content.
How do you train?
I swing with one and two clubs, also pretty much with everything that can be swung in a circular pattern, as you can see in some of my videos.
I like heavy traditional Gada swings, combined with light Indian clubs movements. Light weight, strong effect!
When you combine 2 pahlavandle together, you obtain new sensations. It’s awesome to freestyle with a light and short mace, and my shoulders have never felt so great!
Do you have a tip for the readers?
For beginners I always recommend to focus on recovering full function and mastering before moving to complex skills or adding weight. Don’t be afraid of regressions, of going back to more basics skills, because with a better foundation, everything is easier and safer in the long run.
Thank you for your time Daniel!
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