I get sprung when a familiar training implement becomes interesting for the second time.
But that’s not what I’m talking about.
This past few weeks have allowed me to invest some time in movements which will become loaded patterns with a club.
I mean: i’m doing small things to build a big movement with.
I took an Indian Clubs course from Dragon Door in 2010. Enjoyed the weekend. Dr. Ed Thomas’ lecture was excellent and his manner was kind.
Well, training with those 2lb ployurethane clubs was nice.
(whispering) “Speed & load”
But Apollo has arrived and I have work to do. This will not be the same as what Dragon Door offered.
-Lots of hand to hand work, to condition my palms
-Safe patterns overhead, around the body, and from the hip to the shoulder
Let me say this: I have no desire to follow a plan from anyone else regarding the ‘hows’ of my impending club training. I am using Gym Movement Advanced Assessments to diagram smaller movements which can become bigger movements, and may some of those movements become faster and then loaded.
Small movements that are identified within spectrums
Small movements that become bigger movements
Now, you may say, “But Big Will, you;re an asshole”, and I would agree. That is beside the point, however,and what you meant to say was: If you only have a 30lb club are you rady for that load?
Am I reaching for this load?
Possibly. But then again, it is possible that Ryan Gosling and Elizabeth Moss will become the new Mulder & Scully and reincarnate The X-Files.
This load, this club that i selected, was not a number i drew from my ass in the hope that i was strong enough to drill quality, tested movements with it. I tested the 20 and 45 pound clubs in Argyle, Texas. I found the 20lb, while being a common weight to find at low price, was the best available for single arm work, and could wait for a few months of bilateral/asymmetrical/juggling work to reform my tissue and provide data and feedback.
This being said, I was not even ready for the 30lb when it arrived.
That is to say, I’m still working on smaller movements for my spine, which may help me resolve scapular, sacroiliac, and sternoclavicular issues.
If you see me doing unloaded get-up & get-down patterns on the Facebook or Your Tube, it means i’m working through spectrums of specificity, component specificity, and contra specificity, to move better, bigger, and faster.
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