And while there are many similarities between them, especially in their application, there are also some distinct differences. Now, both of these tools are unique from more traditional strength training equipment because they involve leverage, momentum, torque, and traction note: clubbells involve all of these qualities to a greater degree than kettlebells. These unique qualities enable these tools to be more easily and effectively used for training in and through dynamic, circular, multi-planar movement patterns than more conventional strength training equipment. It also means that you can use a much lighter clubbell or kettlebell to produce the same conditioning effects as a heavier dumbbell or barbell, for instance, which often results in less wear and tear on your body.
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And while there are many similarities between them, especially in their application, there are also some distinct differences. Now, both of these tools are unique from more traditional strength training equipment because they involve leverage, momentum, torque, and traction note: clubbells involve all of these qualities to a greater degree than kettlebells. These unique qualities enable these tools to be more easily and effectively used for training in and through dynamic, circular, multi-planar movement patterns than more conventional strength training equipment.
It also means that you can use a much lighter clubbell or kettlebell to produce the same conditioning effects as a heavier dumbbell or barbell, for instance, which often results in less wear and tear on your body. Clubbells and kettlebells are both fun, versatile, safe, and effective tools for improving your health, fitness, strength and conditioning.
And when it comes to choosing which one is right for you, it usually comes down to your personal preferences. Superior tool for almost all swinging exercises.
Greater variety of unique movements patterns, and more sophisticated exercises that you can train with. More versatile in that you can do more with a single clubbell than a single kettlebell. Greater traction effect, which will help heal, restore, and strengthen your joints.
Significantly lighter weights can be used to elicit comparable conditioning effects with less wear and tear on your body. Less compression on your joints and skeletal system. Also, there are numerous ways to grip the clubs 1-handed, 2-handed, hands close together, hands further apart, barrel up, barrel down, close to center of mass, further from center of mass, etc. Covered in rubber i. With the clubbell handle, you can micro-adjust your grip to change the leverage disadvantage and make exercises harder or easier.
Better for strengthening virtually all lateral, rotational, and circular movements — like those used in sports and many day to day activities.
Superior tool for all-around core strength and development, and full-body training, in general. More versatile for sport-specific, vocation-specific, and hobby-supportive training.
Professional instruction is highly recommended, and necessary, in most cases. Grip strength is often a limiting factor especially for beginner trainees , meaning that your grip will often fatigue before anything else until initial training adaptations have occurred.
Can be too long for certain exercises when used by shorter trainees. Kettlebell PROS More of a balanced training tool, in that, it can be more effectively used for a greater variety of goals. Superior tool for most lifting exercises. Shorter learning curve. Superior tool for most overhead movements e. Superior tool for most hinging movements e. Can be effectively substituted for almost all other traditional weightlifting exercises e.
You can compete in kettlebell sport since competitions are held all around the world. This is also true of clubbells, but to a lesser degree. You tend to outgrow them faster than clubbells i. Inferior for most swinging exercises, especially lateral, rotational, and multi-directional exercises.
Can be too bulky for certain exercises. Gama Casts and all other casts All leverage presses and holds e.
Arm Circles i. Here is a video that demonstrates many different clubbell exercises to give you a better idea of what kinds of things you can use this tool for. So, for most people, it really comes down to your personal preferences. Of course, the best option is to get and use both. Which kettlebells do I recommend? Good question! Both companies offer excellent choices at great prices. But there are a lot of other good options out there, too. So, feel free to check out my new complete kettlebell review , where I showcase some of the best kettlebells from all of the top brands: 14 Kettlebells Compared: The Complete Kettlebell Review.
Which clubbells do I recommend? Note: I also posted a follow-up review of the clubbell here: Clubbells 10 Years Later. If you liked this post, then please signup for the newsletter , or follow me on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates and other interesting info. More Information.
The Beginners Clubbell Workout!
Mike Mahler January 22, I was pretty skeptical about the benefits of Clubbell? I have only been training with Clubbells for a little over a month. However, I am sold on the value of having them in my training arsenal Training with weighted clubs has been around for centuries. The famous Indian wrestler Gama used to train with clubs weighing more than 80 pounds and his strength was legendary. I was skeptical about the benefits of Clubbell training when I first heard about them.
What Are Clubbells and How Do You Work Out With Them?
Problem 1. Despite exercise, people are losing range of motion, and are experiencing pain and injury in those lost ranges. The Clubbell Athlete Solution? Tri-Planar Movement! No other tools can be trained with safely and functionally through all three planes of human movement. No matter where you are, the Clubbell Athlete provides incremental steps to get you to where you are going, without injury, and with steady results.
Are Clubbells For YOU?
Each Indian clubbell has a flat base for stability. A black finish is applied to each Indian clubbell to prevent chipping and to provide a smooth, non-slip surface. The handle is designed to be easy to grip and safe to use, a knob at the top of each handles prevents slipping. Gorilla Sports Indian club bells come in a versatile range of weights from 2Kg to 20Kg so they are suitable for all abilities.
John H. Exercise pictures and videos included on how to properly perform the exercises. Check back soon for part two and three and the HUGE clubbell exercise database! After hours of market research, conducted by my training staff at Power Concepts, this title was the best we could come up with. But honestly, focus is an important thing for the beginning clubbellTM user. It stands because it will ensure optimum safety and optimum understanding of all terms. It is important to proper form and safety that when you get lost for what to do, you just whip out the book, video or the cool Clubbell info data base here at Bodybuilding.