Sunday, 30 November 2014 23:57

Reviving the Lost Art of Indian Club Swinging

by Emma Kelly - Pilates Instructor | Elite Swimmer

I have great faith in the lost art of Indian Club Swinging: an action that falls some way between caveman clubbing and majorette twirling.  The clubs themselves are like elegant versions of a rounders bat and can be weighted to suit the swinger.  What an enjoyable way to mobilise shoulders – to traction the joints and balance all the muscles of the rotator cuff.  

I went to Sheffield in pursuit of fellow enthusiasts and spent 5 hours in a school hall holding myself strong to the ground with my core while wheeling progressively heavier clubs in front, behind, overhead and to the side – just me and seven others trying to pick up where the last of the 1950s swingers left off.  

But I need not have travelled so far; our very own Sheldon Allen is well practised in this movement so my apprenticeship will shift from Sheffield to Southfields.  This is just the beginning…

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