Grip Change Exercises

Grip Change Exercises 한국어 번역

Grip Change Exercises for COPPER BAND Indian Clubs, with an ergonomic handle. These exercises can be performed with a plain handled club.

These five exercises are intended to maximise the way you handle Indian Clubs during training and are a very good way to warm up.

The COPPER BAND Indian Clubs used in this video weigh 3lbs each and are 22” long.

There are 6 videos in this training series starting with an introduction and explanation video which you should watch first.

The introduction video is followed by 5 short videos that are dedicated to each exercise, in a FOLLOW ALONG format. Please scroll down for the Introduction and Follow Along Videos.

Hammer Grip, Sabre Grip and Ring Grip

This training series covers 3 most common grips  Hammer grip, Sabre grip and Ring grip.

Grip Change Exercises Hammer Sabre Ring

Transition methods are shown between the three grips holding the clubs in various positions around the body.

Body Positions for each Grip

Indian Clubs Body Positions for each Grip

Indian Club swinging should always be very fluid, efficient grip changes around the body make this happen.

Third Finger or Ring Finger

The Third Finger is used in everyday life to pick up different objects like a cutlery, chopsticks, ball, mouse, gun, scissors, golf club, cricket, baseball, plus many others.

TheThird Finger plays a major role in club swinging, when you use the Hammer and Sabre a grip the Third Finger acts as an anchor stopping the club from flying out of your hand, the finger remains in one spot whilst the other fingers move. The correct position of the Third Finger is at the end of the grip where the ball starts.

The Ring grip relies on the thumb and forefinger, with the palm kept open, however some movements still need Third Finger activity to help control the club.

Grip Change Exercises Third Finger

Introduction

Exercise 1

At Ease – Sabre grip – rotate the wrist to front and back – swing up to

Starting position – Hammer grip – keep your elbows forward and lift the clubs to the Y position

Y position – Sabre grip – swing down to the floor bending your knees

Repeat 10 times

Exercise 2

At Ease – Sabre grip – rotate the wrist to front and back – swing up to

Starting position – Hammer grip – keep your elbows forward and lift the clubs to the Back position

Back position – Ring grip – keep your elbows forward and lift (flick up) the clubs to the Y position

Y position – Sabre grip – swing down to the floor bending your knees

Repeat 10 times

Exercise 3

At Ease – Sabre grip – rotate the wrist to front and back – swing up

Make an inward wrist roll (push elbows together) – Ring grip to

Starting position – Hammer grip – keep your elbows forward and lift the clubs to the Back position

Back position – Ring grip – keep your elbows forward and lift (flick up) the clubs to the Y position

Y position – Sabre grip – swing down to the floor bending your knees

Repeat 10 times

Exercise 4

At Ease – Sabre grip – rotate the wrist to front and back – swing up

Make an inward wrist roll (push elbows together) – Ring grip to

Starting position – Hammer grip – keep your elbows forward and lift the clubs to the Back position

Back position – Ring grip –

Make an outward wrist roll (push elbows together and flick up) – Ring grip – Y position

Y position – Sabre grip – swing down to the floor bending your knees

Repeat 10 times

Exercise 5

At ease – Sabre grip – rotate the wrist to front and back – swing up

Make an inward wrist roll (push elbows together) – Ring grip on ball – lengthens club

Starting position – Hammer grip – keep your elbows forward and swing though to the Back position

Back position – Ring grip – swing up

Make an outward wrist roll (push elbows together and flick up) – Ring grip on ball – lengthens club – Y position

Y position – Sabre grip – swing down to the floor bending your knees

Repeat 10 times

You should practice these Indian Club grip changes on a regular basis, so that you can perform the grip changes without thinking about them.

Once mastered, these exercises are a great way to warm up before swinging any Indian Club routine or practice training, I use them on a daily basis.

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GRIP CHANGES and CLASSIC SWINGS

GRIP CHANGES and CLASSIC SWINGS video has been put together as a follow up to the Grip Change Exercise tutorials, to help maximise the way you handle Indian Clubs during training, working your shoulders, elbows, wrists and fingers.

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 My thanks to Jeong Heon Oh for translating.

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