|Bulk Purchase Discounts|
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|History of Indian Clubs|
|Indian club exercises were made popular during the late 19th century through British Colonials stationed in India. They brought the exercise to Europe where is has been compared to the modern aerobics class. During the Victorian era people from all walks of life took part in this exercise style.|
|How are the Indian Clubs made?|
All of our Indian Clubs are made of hardwood harvested in the northern United States. Types of wood include solid white oak, red oak, walnut, maple, hickory, and poplar. We select from the highest grade grown in this country. The natural look of wood with beautiful varying shades makes every club a unique custom product.
Beginning in 2015, Revolution Clubs has made further effort to source our oak from renewable resources, such as reclaimed wood that is typically too short to use for larger projects. The wood is kiln dried and glued in random cross patterns – this greatly increases the stability and strength of the final product, virtually eliminating the material’s natural tendency to warp and crack over time. An Indian Club such as the 2lb Oak will typically have 2 to 6 segments interlocked to create a very stable product that will last you for years to come.
The Indian Clubs are hand sanded and finished with a catalyzed varnish tested and proven to be the hardest, most durable finish available. Cleaning with a moist towel is all you typically need to do. If you want to refurbish your clubs, the finish must be sanded off, with 220grit paper to remove the finish and dents. Then use a spar polyurethane to varnish it. Multiple layers of oil, or even painting will also work and was done historically. Other imported wood products are often known to use toxic finishes that are not nearly as durable.
|Light Clubs vs Heavy Clubs|
|The Persian Meels are specifically used for close-body swinging exercises.
The British Style 5lb clubs can be used farther from the body if you are very strong. Most people using the British Style 5lb and 10lb clubs will either keep them close to the body, like the Persian Meels, or swing them in large swoops with exercises such as squats. This is somewhat similar to kettle bettle exercises.
The 1lb and 2lb Victorian Style Indian Clubs only differ from their British Style counterparts in looks. Otherwise, they are used in exactly the same manner.
|Maintenance of Indian Clubs?|
The Indian Clubs are sanded and finished with a catalyzed varnish tested and proven to be the hardest, most durable finish available. Cleaning with a moist towel is all you typically need to do. If you want to refurbish your clubs, the finish must be sanded off, with 220grit paper to remove the finish and dents. Then use a spar polyurethane to varnish it. Multiple layers of oil, or even painting will also work and was done historically. Other imported wood products are often known to use toxic finishes that are not nearly as durable.
|Due to the Indian Clubs being made of real wood, there are variations in weight. A normal variation between two clubs is up to 4oz (113g). Heavier clubs (3lb and up) variation up to 8oz. We do our best to match clubs in sets of two as close to the same weight as possible. If you are concerned that Indian Clubs you have received vary more than 4oz, contact us and we will work to resolve the issue.|
|What weight Clubs do I start with?|
|This is my most difficult, and most common question. I'm not a physical therapist, but this is the basic info from talking to hundreds of people who use my club for health and enjoyment.
The clubs are for loosening muscle and stress, not bodybuilding.
My athletic MMA customers rarely go over 2lbs. They are working on speed.
Yoga customers are happy at 3/4lb and 1lb.
Most guys who works at a desk all day, may start with 1lb, then go to 2lb. Professional ladies, 1lb is fine.
Elderly men and women, 3/4lb is fine for most.
If you are athletic, you can start at 2lb and go to 3lb after a warm up.
HEMA customers, use the above guidelines for beginning. Often folk will use a single club as a sword warmup. Then you can use your body and footwork a bit more on the swings either single-handed or two-handed. In that case, you can go up an additional 1 pound.
Going over 3lb is really not necessary until you have been training with clubs for some time and are ready to work on your grip strength and coordination more.
|Wooden Clubs vs Steel Clubs|
Steel clubs are cold to the touch, whereas wood is warm and feels much more natural in the hand.
Wooden clubs can be larger because they are lighter and less dense than steel clubs. Because of this, there is a much more natural flow and less mechanical feel to the exercises.
We studied the historical designs of Indian Clubs to ensure a graceful and beautiful natural curve to our designs. Our clubs can be put on display in your living room as works of art, easily within reach of your TV without looking garish. Steel clubs tend to be ugly hunks of metal you're more likely to hide in your garage.