Yes, you read that right – Indian Club Kicks! I’ve been really letting the creative juices flow devising new methods of enhancing human health and performance and came up with something shocking.
Let’s take a step back to childhood where we will begin our journey to today’s movement…
Think of your earliest drawings as a kid. There were likely jagged edges and sharp turns at first, but with each drawing they slowly smoothed out. Smooth curves take more practice, and a higher level of motor control.
The same applies to healthy function of your joints. And the arc of a circle, figure 8, or loop creates a more smooth path when it comes to human movement.
Part of the daily ritual #5minuteflow is not just about “checking the Move Your Body Every Day box”…It’s about continuing to refine your capabilities for movement. Not just building your ability to produce force, but your ability to direct force.
How smoothly can you coordinate your body a curved path?
How well can you coordinate and stabilize the rest of your body during this movement?
The goal is to remove as much extraneous movement as possible. Every loop should be under control.
Using the ancient principles of club swinging: leverage, speed, momentum, and centrifugal force – I’m applying them to the lower body…
During this movement, you are essentially creating a loop at the center of each motion near your standing leg.
I am always looking for opportunities to improve our ability to move throughout the day, so movements like this are key for picking up “free gains” anytime, anywhere.
Give these compass kicks a shot during your next warm up, or while standing in line for tacos, and reap the rewards of improved lower body function and athleticism.