Indian clubs & Persian meels
Indian Clubs and Persian meels are extremely effective tools to exercise with. For instance, those who have worked out with them have found improved shoulder mobility, better coordination, stronger arms, back and shoulders. In addition, they have improved shoulder, elbow and wrist flexibility as well as grip strength. While the club, as a tool or weapon, dates back to early caveman times, the modern Indian club has its roots closely linked to the Persian meel of the zurkhaneh. This is one of seven ancient training disciplines of ancient Persia (shena push up boards and sang shields are two others). While there is an overlap of uses and benefits we can still see different benefits of both.
Develop excellent upper body, arm and grip strength. They develop strength endurance and stabilise the joints while increasing movement mobility. They also balance strength distribution evenly.
Are great for hand/wrist dexterity and promote joint mobility and cardio endurance benefits. They develop strength, speed and flexibility and are great for shoulder restorative, post-injury work. Additionally, they are wonderul for body coordination and challenge mental agility with their more complex moves. They are fun too. They allow a good workout in their own but are also offer great warm-up exercises to lubricate and prepare the joints for a heavier load.
Both clubs and meels offer excellent cardio endurance benefits. Both can be used to rehabilitate the arms and shoulders. They are also recognised to protect or prehab the shoulders too. Practicing both light and heavy clubs and meels will develop synchronicity and balance strength distribution evenly – balancing the motor use and abilities of dominant and weaker arms.
Gada / Mace training
These pendulum like fitness tools offer further circular benefits for improved sports performance. Gadas and maces offer full-body conditioning that is great for rotational torque and developing strength in a wide range of motion. In addtion, Mace-flow is another adaptation using lighter mace weights in a series of fluid movements with further benefits improving posture, hip mobility and proprioception.
Circular training methods
Swinging Indian clubs, gada/mace and Persian meels/mils will benefit all kinds of sports including…
professional athletes / swimmers / golfers / bowlers / wrestlers / tennis players / MMA / martial artists / throwers / basketball players / gymnasts / hockey players / body builders / football players / volleyball players / baseball players / archers / sports trainers / physical therapists.
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The wonderful club exercise is one of the most effectual kinds of athletic training known anywhere in common use throughout India. The clubs are of wood, varying in weight according to the strength of the person using them, and in length about two feet and a half, and some six or seven inches in diameter at the base, which is level, so as to admit of their standing firmly when placed on the ground, and thus affording great convenience for using them in the swinging positions. The exercise is in great repute among the native soldiery, police and others whose caste renders them liable to emergencies where great strength of muscle is desirable. The evolutions which the clubs are made to perform, in the hands of one accustomed to their use, are exceedingly graceful, and they vary almost without limit. Beside the great recommendation of simplicity, Indian club practice possesses the essential property of expanding the chest and exercising every muscle in the body concurrently.British Army officer in 1866
TERMS & CONDITIONSWe hope you are pleased with your purchase. Due to the nature of wood, there may be small variations in weight and appearance. However, care is taken to match pairs of clubs and meels according to closeness of weight rather than aesthetic twinning. If any item is found to be excessively defective please let us know and we will fix it, replace it or offer a refund. Unwanted items maybe returned within 7 days, provided the item is as new. We will refund the value, less a 20% handling/admin fee. Postage at the buyer’s expense. Bespoke orders are available. Please contact us to discuss. DELIVERY: All orders are tracked and should take few days to arrive in most parts of the UK. Services to EU countries and other parts of the World are also offered but will take longer. Every effort is made to ensure quality of materials and accuracy of information. Please contact us if you find any issues. The nature of wood assumes a natural tolerance in the finish of some items and variety of textures are seen as . This is to be accepted as normal. Due to the nature of wood supplies there maybe fluctuations in price. Delivery charges may also increase. We reserve the right to increase our prices where necessary. RESOURCES: We always use air dried timber that is sustainably resourced. New timber in the UK is bought under FSC guidlines. We also use timber that has been repurposed from a previous life or is widely recognised as being a ‘weed’ in the region it was bought from. The whole business is grown from sustainable wood. CARE: Look after your clubs or meels and this should give you a lifetime of use. Treat them to a coat of Danish oil once or twice a year to maintain the patina and protect the wood. Store them away from direct sunlight in a cool or room temperature place. Do not leave by radiators or other similar hot spots (eg south facing window) where excessive heat may be an issue. Also, avoid excessive damp or dryness. Efforts are taken to select wood that is stable and less prone to movement or splitting. However, from time to time this may happen. Small 0.5mm cracks can be sealed with superglue. 1 to 2mm cracks can be fixed with strong wood glue or superglue gel. Anything larger can be taken care of with a mix of wood glue and wood dust.