How To Use Indian Clubs For Upper Body Warm Up

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Author: Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching.
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Video Transcript:
Hey Nick Ortego here. I'm going to
show you how to use these Indian clubs.
These are just one pound Indian clubs
to warm up your upper body. And it's
mainly just a modification of a commonly
performed warm-up drill where you cross
your arms over. Sometimes people call
these flyes.
Technically it's a horizontal abduction/
adduction movement. As you can see, I'm
just crossing the left over the right,
then right over the left. Also you can
add in a little bit of rotation, where
my thumbs go in and then on the way out
my thumbs turn out, so I'm getting some
wrist rotation. I'm getting some shoulder
rotation with it and if you add Indian
clubs you can enhance the effect a
little bit. There's a little bit more a
little bit more momentum pulling you
into a greater range of motion. Best way
I've found to grab these Indian clubs is
just have the pinky halfway onto the
little knob on the end. And then this way
rotate in, rotate out, rotate thumbs in,
thumbs out, thumbs in, thumbs out, Crossing
right over left, left over right, you can
pick up your speed as you get more into
the movement, as your body finds the
groove and the smoothness of the motion.
You can really pick up speed and let the
movement of the Indian club pull you
back into a greater dynamic PEC stretch
back here. Give that a try.
Hope it works for you. Found any benefit
from this video, leave a comment below.
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