The Heavy Stick
I made myself a heavy stick for training. I duct taped a 3 pound leg weight to an ax handle. It’s crude, but it works.
My goal is to work up a training program using the heavy stick. The aim is to build strength and overall fitness. Something that GM Estalilla points out is that the long stick much more readily lends itself to calisthenics and fitness.
It has occurred to me that a key is SLOW movement. If I swing the stick normally, even though I must exert myself to start the swing, soon momentum takes over, and there is little work performed by the muscles. In a descending strike, momentum and gravity result in a strike requiring little effort. But if I strike in slow motion, I must exert control of the stick throughout the strike. The slow motion strike has an added element of safety, because the stick is constantly under control.
I’m interested in hearing anyone’s heavy stick training ideas.