One of my focused areas in fitness is Injury Corrective Strategy (ICS). I’ll discuss this in more detail in a future blog. Indian Clubs gained my attention due to their ability to help with shoulder injury recovery. Indian Clubs are light weights (generally 1-3 lbs) made of wood. They work the shoulder joints by doing exercise that uses centrifugal force to open up the joint and help build up the small muscles that help stabilize the joint. They are excellent tools that help with shoulder injury recovery.
Shoulder injuries are one of the most common problems I see with my clients. It is the product of bad form, pushing oneself beyond your limits, or in some cases, just bad judgment that result in an injury.
Injuries are counter-productive to achieving your fitness goals. They can keep you away from the gym while recovering as well as continue to limit your capabilities if not allowed to heal properly. For pro-active protection, preventive exercises are critical to sustain your fitness goals throughout your life.
Indian Clubs not only help with shoulder recovery, but can also help open up the shoulders to give you a wider range of motion.
Here are some of the key benefits for working with Indian Clubs:
For example, one of the exercises that I start my clients is called “the windmill”. Here is a short video of some of the basic moves.
These are some of the basic exercises that are great at the beginning of your workout to open up the shoulders and get blood flowing into the joint.
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