Indian Clubs are one of the most basic and ancient fitness tools still in use today. Onnit’s premium Indian Clubs are made out of a single piece of 100% maple wood, and feature the Onnit logo and weight beautifully branded right into the barrel.
Originally developed by Persian Pehlwani wrestlers, the club swinging methodology spread throughout the Middle East and was eventually adopted by British soldiers in the 19th century. After gaining worldwide popularity as an exercise tool in the beginning of the 20th century, club swinging waned in popularity… until now.
Current popularity in swinging Indian Clubs started with their adoption by martial artists. The smooth swinging motion of the clubs has the ability to increase upper body mobility, helping to both prehab and rehab joint injuries often caused by striking and wrestling.
Once MMA fighters recognized these unique benefits, the methodology rapidly gained in popularity among a wide range of athletes, as well as anyone suffering from joint issues in their shoulders, wrists, elbows, and upper back.
Joint mobility training involves high repetition movements that encourage the circulation of synovial fluid around individual joints. Indian Club training reinforces this technique through fluid swinging movements focusing specifically on the arms.
Using simple and complex swinging patterns, you can reinforce wrist, elbow, and shoulder mobility while also engaging your core and boosting full body control and coordination.