The movement became an important cultural force and endured until well into the 20th Century. Indian Club exercises were included in the US Army’s training manual in 1914. US President Calvin Coolidge, besides riding a mechanical horse and pitching hay for exercise, also liked to use Indian Clubs. Club swinging was a part of the Olympic games in 1932.
Remember how I mentioned the shoulder joint earlier? When the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder is made stronger, aligned, and more mobile, other joints like the wrist and elbow also benefit...and Indian Clubs can exercise the shoulder, wrist and elbow in ways not possible with traditional linear weight training.
You have two options when ordering the "Simple Indian Club Exercises" workout poster. You may order the poster by itself (Option 1) but keep in mind that the poster is also included at a reduced price with our Indian club "sets (pair of clubs, instructional DVD and poster - Option 2). Both options are available below:
Indian Clubs are one of the most basic and ancient fitness tools still in use today. Originally developed by Persian Pehlwani wrestlers, the club swinging methodology spread throughout the Middle East and was eventually adopted by British soldiers in the 19th century. Indian Clubs are an excellent tool for maintaining upper body joint integrity. The fluid motions created by using these 2 lb. clubs can increase mobility in the upper back, shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Here are my Favorite 10 Indian Club Exercises.
The Indian Club Exercise: With Explanatory Figures and Positions ...
Simon D. Kehoe
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