Indian clubs: Indian clubs, which originated in the Indian subcontinent, are a type of exercise equipment used to present resistance in movement to develop strength and mobility. They consist of bowling-pin shaped wooden clubs of varying sizes and weights, which are swung in certain patterns as part of a strength exercise program. They can range in weight from a few pounds each to special clubs that can weigh as much as up to 100 pounds. They were used in carefully choreographed routines in which the clubs were swung in unison by a group of exercisers, led by an instructor, similar to 21st-century aerobics or zumba classes. The routines would vary according to the group’s ability along with the weights of the clubs being used. When the 19th-century British colonists came across exercising clubs in India, they named them Indian clubs. -Wikipedia
I have recently been experiencing trouble with my rotator cuffs being tight.
I have been going to physical therapy and I have been told to stretch and do those boring light weight rotator cuff cable (or exercise band) exercises.
If you are like me you absolutely hate doing those exercises and stretches! So I was researching different ways to strengthen my rotator cuffs. That’s when I came across the Indian clubs. Swinging and twisting the clubs seems much more fun then static stretches and light weight cables.
However; when I looked up the clubs I saw they come in 1lb, 2lbs, 5lbs and 10lbs
I was skeptical how such light clubs would help when weights and kettlebells are so heavy.
Pictured in the first pic is a set of 1lb and 2lbs Indian clubs. I cannot believe the difference a pound makes! They are a world of difference! I was having trouble rotating my wrists without pain in my shoulder and my range of motion was drastically shortened possibly due to the labrum surgery on my rt shoulder. The 1lb clubs have made a great difference and now the 2lbs clubs are stretching it just a little further! It fells good I’m sore!
Check out these videos for what to do: Beginner video
Try these and tell me what you think! I may try the 5&10lb sets.. or I might try a Thor’s hammer instead!