Ok, so you spent some quality time figuring out a few Indian club patterns and now you’re left with the question, just how do I fit these into my workout plan? Well that’s a very legitimate question to have and the answer is multi-faceted. Let’s flesh this out a bit so you can use your indian clubs care-free and with confidence.
Green Day has a funny song that appears as a hidden track on Dookie called All by Myself. You will be all by yourself with this first technique and that’s fine. Sometimes that’s best for all parties involved.
Have you ever played a musical instrument? Whirling clubs is not much different and I can’t think of a better way to get good then to be alone for a bit. Step in front of a mirror and simply practice every day. Even if it’s for 5 or 10 minutes, you will expedite your progress by leaps and bounds.
I personally love working out in front of mirrors because you can easily see where you are on and off. Plus, they really help your timing. You can also go outside when the weather’s nice and practice in front of a reflective window.
Once you feel a twinge of confidence, take your game to the next level. Visit a local park and practice without a mirror. This is akin to taking the training wheels off your bike when you’re a little kid.
I go outside all the time in the summer and it’s one of my absolute favorite things to do in the whole world! The chi flowing the air while being shirtless and shoeless, and wielding clubs is second to none. The only thing that can make it better is if you have some awesome punk tunes blaring in the background.
At this point, you really put the fundamentals to the test. Your brain will likely be lit up like a dragon on Chinese New Year and you will really have to focus. Once you can circle the clubs without having to see your reflection, you are well on your way!
After you’ve gone through the painstaking start-up phase of club swinging, I suggest you integrate them into your workouts. I do this every day of the week and it works like magic. Here’s why I do it and what you can expect by doing it too.
Have you ever heard of lactic acid? This is the substance that builds up in your muscles when you do a set of weight training exercises. It’s not permanent, but it can prolong your recoveries between sets. That’s where the clubs come in.
Once you place your weights down, reach for your clubs and spin them for 20 to 30 seconds. Do you know what happens next? You instantly flush the lactic acid out of your muscles and you recover faster. Boom!
Additionally, they keep your connective tissue loose and flexible, so you are less apt to suffer an injury.
At the desk
I’m sure there are at least a handful of you who are confined to a work desk for multiple hours a day. This often leads to tight shoulders, a stiff neck, back pain, eye lethargy and brain fog. It’s ok because I have a solution.
Take a pair of clubs with you to work. Hide them in a drawer or stow them away under your desk. Every two hours, take them out, stand up and spin them for 30 seconds. Put them away and go about your business.
That’s right, all you need is a mere 30 seconds and you can improve your physical and mental health. Mind you, all from the comfort of your desk area and while not even breaking a sweat! That’s money my friend!
In all honesty, there really is no wrong time or place to use Indian clubs. Fit them in whenever and wherever you can every day. By taking small steps like this, you will become proficient in no time.
If you need any further advice or would like some private instruction, feel free to hit me up any time.