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Can I use Clubbells for Persian Yoga?
...And why you should adopt circular strength training modalities for improved health & wellbeing!
Circular Strength Training (CST), to my knowledge, is a term first used (in the West) by Mr. Scott Sonnon. He uses this term, again in my understanding, primarily to refer to his Clubbell training. Clubbells, pictured, are made of metal which makes them often heavier than Meels, but also smaller in relative size (more on Clubbells vs. Meels in my upcoming posts).
Clubs, as you may know, have been used by Persians as a strength training tool for a couple of thousand years. And by humans as a weapon and tool for much longer than that!
And the benefits of circular, continuous and fluid movements at the joints, in particular the major ones like the pelvis and shoulder complex, has been intuitively understood and used for strength training in the Persian Yoga system for quite some time.
So what is Circular Strength Training (CST) in Persian Yoga?
So I asked everyone I know that use Persian Meels and Indian Clubs as part of their training routine to share their thoughts on the different tools and how they use them, here's a summary of the key points in no particular order:
Okay so let's backtrack a little; I injured my Left Biceps tendon, the distal one, i.e. the one connecting my bicep to my forearm.
I got an 80% full thickness tear (doing boxing) on 29/11/2013. The only viable option, in order for me not to loose more than half the strength in my left arm permanently was to surgically reattach the tendon to the forearm.
The most general principle of training for longevity comes down to a short but sweet slogan: "Use it or lose it." The application of this idea involves looking at how the human body is designed. It's designed for action. Bones, joints and muscles need to be used, or over time, they will atrophy.
When you exercise, in particular exercises focused on building strength and muscle endurance such as in Persian Yoga, bones respond to challenges and increase their resistance to fracturing. The muscles around joints build up to protect critical parts of the body like hips, knees and ankles. Muscle groups get tougher and stronger, rather than withering away.
To improve and increase joint mobility and stability, particularly in the shoulder girdle, it is very important to consider the following:
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Split stance Persian push-ups & calisthenics on the Shena
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Persian Meels vs Indian Clubs
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