Circular Weight Training with Indian Clubs Strengthen the Shoulders, Elbows & Wrists in a Way Not Possible with Traditional Linear Strength Training. Club Swinging Helps Develop Strength, Mobility & Stability Which in Turn Builds Durability (Your Body’s Resilience to Injury)

Authentic Victorian Style Indian Clubs Machine Turned from High Quality Bamboo Timber with a Silk Varnish Finish to Enhance and Protect the Wood

BENEFITS OF INDIAN CLUB TRAINING

WHAT ARE INDIAN CLUBS?

Indian clubs are great for improving mobility and resilience to injury in the shoulders, elbows and wrists.

Everyone from the general fitness enthusiast to elite athletes can benefit from regular club swinging.

They fit very nicely into warm ups, recovery training, movement prep and skills training.

The clubs themselves are lightweight, portable, can be used at home or on the go… plus they’re heaps of fun!

WHAT SIZE SHOULD I START WITH?

Indian clubs are not heavy, they’re fast. A skipping rope isn’t heavy but they make your feet quick, same with Indian clubs… they’re not heavy but make your hands fast.

If you’ve never used Indian clubs before we recommend starting light with a pair of 0.5kg or 1kg clubs.

The centrifugal force makes the clubs feel heavier especially when swung through different planes of motion.

Work on the technique first and groove the path before moving onto heavier clubs once you’re proficient.

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

Indian Club Sizes

INDIAN CLUBS VS STEEL CLUBS​

Although Indian clubs look similar to steel clubs, they are very different training tools.

The much lighter Indian clubs are made from wood or plastic and typically weigh between 0.5lb-3lb.

The focus of Indian club training is on mobility, fluidity and speed making them excellent for rehab, prehab, warm ups and improving shoulder mobility.

Steel clubs are much heavier and as the name implies, made of steel.

They weigh anywhere from 5lb-45lb and are a strength conditioning tool excellent for developing shoulder strength, grip strength, core strength and can be used for conditioning much like any other free weight.

If your goal is rehab/prehab and to improve mobility, choose Indian clubs.

If your goal is to develop strength, choose steel clubs.

HISTORY OF INDIAN CLUB TRAINING

As the name implies, Indian clubs originated in India where they have been used for thousands of years.

They were originally used as a weapon, but in the 13th century it’s thought they were being used as a form of exercise.

During the 17th century the British colonised India and observed the local Indian wrestlers training with clubs.

The practice of club swinging was adopted by the British military and it quickly spread throughout the rest of Europe, then later the US.

In recent years Indian clubs have made a comeback, especially with athletes and fitness enthusiasts that require superior circular shoulder strength, grip strength and greater core strength.

BAMBOO

There are many different types of wood used to make Indian clubs and the wood used largely depends on where the club is manufactured.

We chose to make our Indian clubs from bamboo as it’s strong, durable, and sustainable.

Bamboo is the Worlds fastest growing plant and grows 15 times faster than other lumbar like pine. Bamboo is easy to grow, renewable and requires zero chemicals and pesticides.

It’s also incredibly strong and durable with;

  • A higher tensile strength than many alloys of steel.
  • A higher compressive strength than many mixtures of concrete.
  • And, a higher strength-to-weight ratio than graphite.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Indian clubs generally come in 3 different price categories. Polypropylene (hard plastic) clubs are massed produced and are the cheapest, then you have wooden Indian clubs (like ours) that are medium priced, lastly are the antique Indian clubs that tend to be quite expensive.

If your goal is rehab, prehab, warm ups or to improve shoulder mobility… choose the Indian clubs. If your goal is to develop strength, choose the steel clubs.

Indian clubs are not heavy, they’re fast. If your Indian club is too heavy you’ll sacrifice speed. Start light with a pair 1lb or 2lb clubs and master the movements properly. Then, once you have you proficient technique, move up to the 3lb clubs.

Indian clubs strengthen your shoulders, back, pecs, triceps, biceps and forearm flexors.

Indian clubs are used for performing fast swinging circular movements that help improve shoulder mobility and stability, increase elbow and wrist flexibility, and help repair connective tissue, ligaments and tendons.

As the name implies, Indian clubs originated in India where they have been used for thousands of years.

They were originally used as a weapon, but in the 13th century it’s thought they were being used as a form of exercise.

During the 17th century the British colonised India and observed the local Indian wrestlers training with clubs.

The practice of club swinging was adopted by the British military and it quickly spread throughout the rest of Europe, then later the US.

Indian clubs improve strength, mobility and stability of the wrists, elbows and shoulders which increases your body’s ability to resist injury.

Persian clubs or Persian meels as they are also known, were training tools used by ancient warriors to develop striking power on the battlefield and are still popular in Iran today. They are made from wood and range in weight from 5lb-45lb.

Indian clubs typically weigh between 1lb-2lb.

INDIAN CLUBS PRODUCT REVIEWS​