Indian Club Swinging As A Quality Warm For Juggling

I’m always on the hunt for new ways to efficiently warm up into juggling.

When it’s done well warming up into juggling is more than just warming up the muscles, it’s opening the body, especially the shoulders and chest, It’s loosening and protecting our tendons.
Aligning the body, focusing the mind and charging us up without tiring us out too much.

Getting us in the mood for a great session!

This is exactly what Indian Club Swinging can do as a warm up 

I have a really old book by an Australian Indian Club Swinger called Tom Burrows who more than one hundred years ago set some ridiculous feats of endurance…

…anyway as I see it the principle difference to modern club swinging, as commonly seen is the grip.
The clubs are held quite firmly.

At the start this feels really awkward but the loosening and warming up effects on the wrist and arms is incredible.

Here’s a video of a few ideas from our recent Pearls of Juggling Autumn Special Retreat in Italy.

This is only the beginning…

Try it out and see how it goes.

Would love to hear from you.

Anthony Trahair

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