Friday, April 18, 2008

The Mace....

Sometimes, in the interest of functional fitness, I will use a sledgehammer in my conditioning work outs.

Originally inspired by this guy, I like the way that there is a lot of rotational work in chopping motions, a plane of motion often ommitted from many routines, but a movement pattern that is important to many motions from throwing to punching (as explained by Chek here)

Anyway, I saw this video the other day on Straight to the Bar and will try this sometime, as much as a shoulder mobilisation move as anything.

I think there is some similarity there to the Halo that the RKC system of kettlebell training teaches as a warm up for the shoulders.

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