"Circular weight training focuses on the development of the shoulder joint and shoulder girdle complex with the same specificity of development and effectiveness that kettlebells bring to the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex."
~ Marty Covault
Circular Weight training- Unlock the missing link of triplanar movement by practicing an ancient and balanced system that fuses martial arts patterns and restorative movements to enhance mobility, stability, total strength and longevity.
Conventional fitness programs overlook the incredible benefits of incorporating circular strength training. Linear weight training - the conventional use of dumbbells and other free-weights - without the practice of circular weight training often leads to shoulder girdle dysfunctions, shoulder injuries, arthrokinetic dysfunctions, and postural faulty patterns due to physical compensations.
Club swinging is a non-linear weight training that leads to all-round strength. In contrast, the traditional lifting of weights in a linear manner, while strengthening your linear movements patterned on the lifting movements, does not address the diagonal lines of force production. Circular weight training develops diagonal strength, core stability, thoracic mobility, corrects unidirectional deficits, increasing exponentially striking power and force production.
Dr. Ed Thomas and Marty Covault at His Certification in 2012
I am certified by Dr. Ed Thomas- the foremost modern Indian club expert- and specialize in teaching the traditional styles of club swinging, and maces. My circular strength program approach begins with learning the basic techniques for swinging Indian clubs - a classical restorative tool that leads to shoulder health, longevity and strength. Since Indian clubs are light, the movement patterns allow the shoulders to move through their full range of motion while developing thoracic mobility and core stability.
It is best for novices to start with Indian clubs swinging to imprint circular strength principles before moving onto swinging steel clubs and a mace. Although many of these tools’ patterns are different and do not allow the shoulder to move in a full range of motion, they offer great value in the development of tremendous grip strength, rotational strength, anti-rotational strength in the core, and further overall physical capacity and balanced conditioning.