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    Default Sledgehammers to replace Indian Clubs?

    Hello, everyone. I was wondering about if anyone has used sledgehammers in place of Indian clubs? I just saw a thing on Youtube about that & was wondering if anyone ever shortened the handles or something & did that?

    Wouldn't mind if someone posted a link to a how-to on the Indian Clubs, even though I'll look it up anyway after I post this.

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    For the price of 2 sledgehammers then cutting them down, it seems like just getting a pair of Indian clubs would be an easier option. Besides the sledgehammers are going to be a lot heavier (and unbalanced) than what's necessary or even desirable for Indian Club exercises... and if you happen to accidentally bonk yourself in the head, the slightly rubberized surface of the Indian clubs Dragon Door sells will be a lot more gentle than a hammer head of any variety. There's a lot of value in getting the right tool for the job sometimes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    Hello, everyone. I was wondering about if anyone has used sledgehammers in place of Indian clubs? I just saw a thing on Youtube about that & was wondering if anyone ever shortened the handles or something & did that?

    Wouldn't mind if someone posted a link to a how-to on the Indian Clubs, even though I'll look it up anyway after I post this.
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    Ah, I see. Thank you for your advice- I didn't think the Indian Clubs would be less expensive than the sledgehammers. One thing, though: I thought some of the Indian Clubs were very heavy (I saw a picture of a guy with two that looked like an exaggerated prop from a movie- like a "Flintstone"s Club").

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    I think you are talking about "clubbells". But Indian clubs do come in the the larger size too. The smaller clubs are for joint mobility, re-hab and speed. I understand Mma guys may use them. Fred Flintstone's clubs (clubbells) do alot what kettlebells pretty much do. I believe there are you tube videos for making DIY clubbells. But the best way is to actually buy one. I almost got some years ago. But my decision was to go the kettlebell route. I wonder if anyone on the forum uses them? Like to hear a kettlebell vs clubbell inputs...Dennis

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    Clubbells are great. I have two pairs, 15 and 20 pounds, and I spent some time working with them. They're pretty versatile but I stopped using them because of a shoulder issue. I recommend giving them a try if you have a chance though.

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