Indian Clubs , clubbells and Escrima. Latosa Concepts FMA
The title of this blog entry says it all. I think more fma’ers should be doing indian club and clubbell training and the like. One reason is mobility and another is flow and coordination. And let’s not forget the stability and strength aspect of it, when we start working with heavier weights. This also gets into the mace ball you see in the second video. As I have written before on how we need to do physical fitness training to counter the extreme volume, we build up in some movement patterns. An overload of volume in a few movement patterns can easily be a recipe for injuries.
looking at the flow shown in the indian club video, it’s easy to to how we can build up more coordination and fluid movements. Getting back to balance, hard and strong movements need to be balanced with fluid movements to counter the extreme volume that can be built up. There’s the aspect of working with fluid movements as well. We’ll save that for another day.
For the nerdy people there are subjects like the nexus of strength and range of motion we could get into. This subject is something for the long-term projects.
I have started to add more functional training in small portions. My shoulder is holding and still getting better. The natural progression will be to try more mobility based drills with light weights. I can imagine there are a lot of you who need the same. If you are in the same boat as me (collar bone injury) take it slowly. I have some wood picked out to make some indian clubs from. Getting back to the kid looking into the candy store. There’s nothing like making tools and then using them.
Any Hoo! I hope ya’ll enjoy. You gotta love the music in the first video as well. The second is well worth the time also.
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