The 2H Gama Cast is one of the best shoulder strength builders ever used in fitness. This exercise will not only build solid, well defined shoulders but also develops and strengthens problematic Rotator Cuff muscles. Rotator Cuff or SITS muscles are the subscapularis, infraspinatus, teres minor, and supraspinatus. This exercise is to be done slowly and robotically to reap it’s benefits. It’s also a perfect match for athletes or trainees who use maces and want to build up to bigger weights for their 360s and 10-2s. Be sure to train both sides.
Owner of ADEX Club, Don Giafardino, shows an effective upper body workout using one weighted club. All sets have a one-minute rest time AFTER both the right and left movements have been performed.
Clubs are a beautiful way to strengthen and develop power throughout the body while increasing cognitive awareness. Train as if you were training with a weapon for battle. Perform crisp clean movements, keeping shoulders packed down and good posture.
Please note, this exercise can be done with 1 or 2 clubs. The long cycle with double clubs is a fantastic exercise to build endurance or burn calories. Be sure to have a firm stance, knees slightly less than shoulder width to provide adequate clearance for the swinging club(s). Keep weight in the heels and rely on the hip snap (think jamming your belt buckle forward) to propel the clubs upward and past the ears under control. Precursor exercises to the long cycle are 1 or 2 hand front swings and 1 hand front strikes.
Today’s Workout is going to blow some minds! It’s that time again to switch up from the strength phase with all of the good eating and extra calories and get into that lean out phase focused on endurance. Say good bye to those heavy grinds and get yourself mentally prepared to go the distance. The Vintage Strength Games at The Olympia is 15 weeks away. This leaves a solid 2 months of endurance and leaning out. Get the rest of that winter flab off and get a fresh start going into the final training phase before the competition. This lean out phase will be tough but worth it. Use a weight that is challenging and do the exercises in groups of 10 or 20 changing arms when fatigued. Be sure to use a white board or poker chips to keep track of sets. Let’s go! Please share with someone who might be interested.
Jumping Jacks 10
Push Ups 6
Press Ups 6
Elbow Plank 30 secs
Side Plank 30 secs L+R
Back Bridge 30 seconds
Front Swings X 100
Long Cycle Single Club X 100 each arm
Inside Mills X 250 each arm
Here is a simple workout that can be done with a Club or Club and Mace. ‘Anyhow’ means that there are no set/rep scheme – just get the total number done and either 1 or 2 handed, on the side or center Front Swings. I like to mix it up as the real benefactor is the posterior chain. Find out more at https://adexclub.com
‘Anyhow’ Club Front Swings 300 Reps @ 25lbs Men/17.5 Women
Long Cycle 3 Sets 15 Reps each arm @ 10lbs Men/7.5 Women
Redneck Press 3 Sets 8 Reps each arm @ 10lbs Men/7.5 Women
Long Cycle 5 Sets 20 Reps each arm 15lbs Men/10 Women
Cycle Press 5 Sets 15 Reps each arm 12.5lbs Men/7.5 Women
Long Cycle 3 Sets 10 Reps each arm 12.5lbs Men/10 Women
Cycle Press 3 Sets 8 Reps each arm 10lbs Men/7.5 Women