Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Workout of the Year

What a year it has been. I was hit with the kettlebell sport bug and trained hard for the first 6 months of the year just nearly missing CMS ranking in the biathlon before a mysterious left shoulder injury, that continues to nag me to this day, has kept me from continuing to train for kettlebell sport. In the meantime, I have re-discovered the power of the basic swing and have found that I have been able to keep up my general level of fitness with swings alone. Whether or not I will return to the platform will be determined by both my shoulder and the upcoming year which will provide some new work responsibilities and therefore less training time which may make training for kettlebell sport more difficult........we will see.

Yesterday, I was surprised how sore my shoulder girdles were from the indian club swinging I had done on Wednesday. I did a short session yesterday....

Warm Up
Indian Club - 6 minutes of various exercises
HS Roundabouts(24kg) 40 reps in 1 minute/30 sec rest x 20 sets (30 minutes work/800 reps)

Anybody know of any other indian club resources (books, DVDs, YouTube clips) besides Ed Thomas's DVD which I already have?


Todd Pigram said...

I have a bunch of Sonnon's stuff that could be done with Indian clubs, but would be better with some 15# CBs. Just an offer. I have the 5 dvd set of every CB exercise, the Clubbell encyclopedia.

Boris Terzic said...

There are some old books from about 100 years ago that are online in pdf format. I'll see if I have them.

As per getting back on the platform I do hope that your schedule and your shoulder will allow you to do so.

MKSchinabeck said...

Hey Boris that would be great if you could forward me some of those books. I found one book at Barnes and Noble that was a free "NookBook". I have downloaded it and started to look at it......a bit hard to figure out as the drawings aren't that great. I also found a book in the Cleveland Public Library from 1890 about indian clubs. It is in their archives and not available for checking out, but I may try to make a special trip to review it's contents. My email is
As far as getting back on the platform goes......I hope I can heal up and get back out there with you guys. I miss everybody.

Todd, Let me do some more digging around first, but I may take you up on your offer.