Do you workout with Indian clubs?

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    Jan 09, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    Apparently Indian clubs are not used in Long Beach, CA, where I am visiting. I've either been just plainly asked "what are those?" or asked where's the bowling ball for the long skinny bowling pins.

    So now I'm curious if they are used or not in other places.

    Do you use them? Are they used where you live?
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    Jan 09, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    Nope. I don't see anyone use them. The first time I saw them were in this video with Paul Chek..

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    Jan 09, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    Hahaha! I dont think you would use dumbbells, if you only saw them in this video. Let me post a better vid about what I mean later.
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    Jan 09, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    I don't use them, but I've seen countless videos of guys using them on the various Paleo sites I visit. They don't seem to be common here in Seattle, at least not from what I've seen. I only know of one trainer who uses them with his clients up here.

    There are also similar things called "Club bells", though I'm not sure what the difference is between club bells and Indian clubs.

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    Jan 10, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    This is how I use them for warming up and working out the rotator cuff muscles and shoulders.

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    Jan 10, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    mightymanlet saidI don't use them, but I've seen countless videos of guys using them on the various Paleo sites I visit. They don't seem to be common here in Seattle, at least not from what I've seen. I only know of one trainer who uses them with his clients up here.

    There are also similar things called "Club bells", though I'm not sure what the difference is between club bells and Indian clubs.




    Not sure if it's intentional, but this dude is working the hell out of his forearms!
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    Jan 10, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    Caslon18453 saidThis is how I use them for warming up and working out the rotator cuff muscles and shoulders.

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    What material are those made of? And how heavy are they?
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    Jan 10, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    Caslon18453 saidThis is how I use them for warming up and working out the rotator cuff muscles and shoulders.



    Haven't seen them used here in NY, though there are a heck of a lot of gyms I've never been to.

    But in that video, particularly when the two guys are working them in synchronization, the first thing that came to mind was the big semaphore flags that some dude in hot pants is always waving at Pride dances on the pier here.
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    Jan 10, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
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    Caslon18453 saidThis is how I use them for warming up and working out the rotator cuff muscles and shoulders.

    < http://www.youtube.com/embed/TjIpg1h2j2s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen">
    What material are those made of? And how heavy are they?

    My clubs are made of reinforced talc filled polyproylene and weigh 2 lbs each. The fact that they are extended beyond your arm length (hence the elongated bowling pin shape) increases their effectiveness. So you dont get the same results from holding a 2 lbs dumbbell in each hand and doing the exercise.
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    Jan 10, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Interesting . Might have to try sometime .
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    Jan 10, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said

    Not sure if it's intentional, but this dude is working the hell out of his forearms!



    It's probably not intentional per se, but a desirable side effect of working with swinging free weights. Free weights that are meant to be swung (eg. clubbells and kettlebells) by their nature really work the forearms. I tend to grip my kettlebells harder than I do my dumbells when I'm doing kettlebell swings because I'd rather not have a kettlebell go flying around like a cannonball. icon_lol.gif