Why swing Indian clubs?
You’re probably wondering why swing Indian clubs if you have tried different fitness methods in the past …
First off, if you are still wondering what are Indian clubs, click here for a short introduction.
Indian clubs provide one of the oldest and most unique ways to train body and mind, going all the way back to Tamil and Persian warriors.
Training had to be effective and functional to stay alive on the battle field, and survive into our modern day.
Today Indian clubs are used by everyday people, physiotherapists and athletes of all levels to address modern problems. Problems like sedentary lifestyles, poor posture and shallow breathing, brain fog, neck and shoulder pain, physical rehabilitation etc…
Indian clubs provide loaded mobility, a combination of both stretching and muscle activation, making it intuitive and effective.
You can go from simple exercises to complex ones, challenging full brain and body integration.
Both heavy and light Indian clubs provide similar general physical and mental benefits.
To keep it simple, light clubs are more focused on mobility, strength endurance and the rhythmic coordination of both arms at once.
Heavy clubs are more focused on full body strength and coordination, conditioning and agility.
- Mobilizes the shoulders, elbows and wrists and improve range of motion and posture.
- Strengthens the shoulder girdle and grip ( muscles and connective tissues) in its full range of motion.
- Consists of compound movements in multiple planes that link all muscle groups to function as one unit.
- Provides low impact cardiovascular exercise.
- Assists recovery from intense training.
- Improves the 3 pillars of physical literacy (body control , locomotion and object control).
- It is fun and you forget you are training.
- The rhythmic and repetitive patterns are highly meditative and calm the nervous system.
- Cross crawl exercises and other challenging moves improve learning capacity and stimulate neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells.
- Connects breathing and movement.
Why not swing Indian clubs with us?
Understanding why swing Indian clubs can be good for you is one thing, but how do you get started?
At Heroic Sport we have taught club swinging to a broad spectrum of the population, from kids, adults, elite athletes, to Parkinson’s patients. Everyone reports they move better and feel better!
Our teaching methods are based on years of experience and feedback teaching weekly classes, workshops and diverse events since 2010, even before Heroic Sport was created.
We have been certifying instructors both live and online since 2018. They have in turn passed this knowledge to their students around the world!
You’re in good hands. Go grab 2 plastic bottles with long necks, and give the 3 exercises in the video below a go.