PivotKit – clubs, staff, shena, flowmace & ball

PivotKit – clubs, staff, shena, flowmace & ball

Meet the PivotKit – a collection of training tools that shift the body from linear and repetitive exercises to 3D movement and flow. Created in collaboration with Nathan Juarez, owner of Pivot Fitness.
Whether you’re a total beginner, or ready to upgrade your home gym setup, consider this kit your 3D fitness 101. Each of these tools provides a unique opportunity to develop how we move our bodies and builds a foundation of strength, mobility and flow.

The kit includes:

  • The primal flow mace: A 2kg solid red oak training mace with grooved grip areas – perfect for maceflow routines that develop overhead mobility in combination with functional core strength and coordination. It can also be used to practice new movements before moving onto heavier weights.
  • Indian clubs: One pair of hand turned 600-800g Indian clubs crafted from solid Indian walnut wood. Lighter than standard Indian clubs, these clubs are perfect for beginners or for those who wish to explore exercises like snake moves that build fine motor control and coordination in an open chain structure.
  • The bo staff: to develop your body’s natural movements and power in flow. Made from white oak with steel joinging screw for the two halves. Measures 1520mm (5 ft) in length with 38mm (1.5 inch) diameter. Used mainly in martial arts, these heavier staffs are also used for developing strength, speed and agility.
  • And the shena board: Our premium 700mm push up board made from steamed beech wood. The shena push up board is designed to develop upper body strength and solidify the core through ground-based push variations and functional flows.

Optional extra

  • Tai chi ball: Choose from either a 7” or 10” tai chi ball crafted from beautiful root wood. Use to develop core strength and mindfulness through rotation and subtle movement.

Each one of these training tools provides a unique understanding of functional movement that translates into our daily lives. With endless opportunities to unlock further strength, mobility and mindfulness, this kit provides years of exploration into 3D movement regardless of experience or age. Click here to shop the pivot kit.

Warrior training

Warrior training

In days gone by, some of the best physical training methods were designed for the battle field. Over time most cultures let them disappear for other, more ‘sophisticated’ methods. However, some populations stayed with them and added to them, though the essence stayed the same. The benefits continue to speak for themselves and Iran is a prime example with tools and traditions dating back to the Persian warriors of old. Techniques and equipment designed for the battlefield are applied to elite athletes – most notably power lifters and wrestlers. The rest of the world is finally waking up and the benefits are becomming far wider as more and more sportsmen of varied disciplines can confirm.

Why Push up boards?

Why Push up boards?

What is so special about a simple push up board?

Push up boards seem to have their roots in ancient Media, what is now northern Iran, being documented for military purposes as far back as the 5th century BC. During the Parthian Empire (238 BC – 224 AD) the board became a mainstay of the Pahlavani (sport of heroes). During this period, certain traditions and tools of the Pahlavani made their way into the Indo-Pakistan region and merged with Hatha yoga and the local style of Indian wrestling, Malla-jddha.

In modern Iran, seven traditional Persian disciplines are practised in the Zurhaneh (house of strength). These include, meels (large clubs), sang (shield) and shena (push-up board), and usually accompanied by a rhythmic drum beat and chanting. The Zurhaneh training methods are touted as the reason why Iranians are perennial champions at international wrestling and weight-lifting events.

Push up boards are used widely throughout the world from the average fitness enthusiast to soldiers and world class competitive athletes. The board uses nearly every muscle of the body – including pecs, biceps, triceps, deltoids, abs, lats and glutes as well as strengthening the grip – giving a total body conditioning workout in a short period of time. They require a superior effort as stability in the shoulders and arms are required when using the board.

The raised structure of the board allows for different hand positions which can shift during exercise. The variation of grip they offer reduces stress in the wrist and can accommodate flexibility issues some users might have that prevent them from performing regular press-ups. Also, the raising of the trunk allows increased spine rotation during ‘corkscrew’ and other twisting push-ups. This gains extra angles contracting the obliques, abs, pecks and lats – increasing core strength and flexibility.

At BodyMindFit, we have been developing our latest boards, with secret fixings and robust construction of highest quality, in sustainably source hardwood of course. Traditional boards are are up to 700mm long, as is our premium board. However, we have regularly been asked to make longer boards for some broader shouldered chumps out there so we decided to make the 800mm a regular product too, for just 3 quid more.

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