How To Use Indian Clubs To Enhance Rotation Mechanics During Running

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Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.
Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

VideoTranscript:
Hey it’s Nick Ortego here. I’m
going to show you this drill with Indian
clubs. It’s kind of specific for the
motion of running when you’re moving
your arms when you’re running. By adding
a little bit of load to the arms with
Indian clubs and the Indian club is on
the end of the leverage. Just one pound
of it on the end of that lever, it’s
gonna create a lot more momentum to
stabilize against and it’s going to
facilitate a little bit of the
contralateral thoracic and hip rotation
that you want. So when the shoulders
rotate this way the hips rotate the
other way like that. The way you start is just
have the Indian clubs in that kind of grip.
Pinkie fingers are kind of halfway onto the
knob and then just start to swing your
arms like you’re running. Your
hand will come toward the midline and
they all move. Elbow goes pretty much
straight back. It’s not a big wide swing.
Elbows are in, the hand kind of
comes toward the midline of the body and
it looks like this as I pick up speed
You see what’s happening at my hips.
Focus in on my hips picking up speed
with my arm swings and to counterbalance
the momentum of these Indian clubs its
facilitating a nice contralateral hip
motion like you need when you’re running.
Give that a try. Got any benefit from
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