Cotter likes to incorporate lunging patterns when he wants lower body work. Switch up your hand placement to work the different sides of your body. In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. This sort of training has many names from macebell training, to circular training, but really what it comes down to is swinging either a mace or a club around your head and down past your back with either one or two hands. I personally enjoy adding in a lot of pull-up variations; deadlifts and bottoms-up kettlebell work into my training programs. A lot of exercises swing the mace behind the head, which makes it a great for working the scapula, upper back, midline, and other muscles involved with posture.
The Surprising Benefits of Club Training for Strength
You will learn a new way to train as well as have just a little bit of fun as you do so! The next time you're having a stressful day, go to a nearby park, find a swing set, and turn your iPod and headphones to Tina Turner singing "Proud Mary. Athletes of today could greatly benefit from the use of a macebell. Those are the major areas of benefit. Swinging is good for your mental health.
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Just like with Club Swinging, there are many different styles and varieties you can try, but you definitely need to start out with the basics. Conversely if a club is extremely heavy, then it may be necessary to use two hands in order to swing it. Cotter likes to incorporate lunging patterns when he wants lower body work. With my current training load and the amount of jerks I perform, shoulder health is key! Mace training can be part of a well-rounded fitness program; one in which that makes you feel healthy and strong. The mace is the perfect compliment to any athlete that jerks or snatches.