The program explained in detail

The Parkinsons foundation in Southern Denmark decided to introduce "Indian clubs" to some of their Danish and German members living close to the border.

They decided on a 6 week training program which is to include tests and evaluation with the help of physiotherapists and nurses.
The chosen tests are EU approved tests relevant for Parkinson's patients, and are to be performed before and after the 6 week training period.

Aside from helping people maintain their independance and improve their quality of life, the goal of the project is also to help strengthen a sense of community by training together as a group.

Participants in the program can train one day a week with an instructor and have acces to video material to train at home at their own pace.

This 6 week training program is designed to improve coordination, body control, strength and balance.
The Pahlavandle from Heroic Sport is the training equipment used to practice the club swinging exercises in the program.
Start weight is to be around 400-650g. Both clubs must have weigh the same.
Water or rice can be used to fill up the bottles. Soda water bottles up to 1½ liter are suitable.
The Pahlavandles are loaded with 2 pieces of steel weighing 150g  in each handle.

The shifting weight creates a sound which helps with the timing of the exercises. The resulting vibrations also activate the grip muscles.
Always perform a safety and space check before you start exercising with the Pahlavandle.
The program consists of 10 exercises. 
Each exercise is performed for 1min. Rest between exercises must be kept as short as possible, but according to each participant's abilities.
Participants are advised cut the session short if needed, and resume training at a later stage. 

Participants must train all 10 exercises for a total of 60 minutes of training time per week, and have the freedom to train when it suits them best.

Each week the participants are expected to increase the weight of their pahlvandle by 50-100g.

All training is to be documented in a logbook, and will be used to evaluate progress after the re-testing procedure.

    1    Clubs were used by Persian warriors over 2500 years ago to develop their strength and martial arts skills

    2    The original system is still in use today for wreslers

    3    Taken to Europe by the Brits at the start of the 1800's, and used in institutions   such as schools, military, and sport clubs

    4    A very light version of the clubs is used in rhythmic gymnastic and juggling

    2    Anyone can learn the basics and progress at their own tempo

    6    Club swinging can be done while moving, standing still or seated

Club swinging consists of

    7    Smooth and flowing circular movements with unbalanced weights

    8    Full body movements integrating multiple planes of motion at once

    9    Left and right brain integration with each crossing of the midline

    10    Progressively more complex patterns

    11    Exercises can be put together in a choreography, freestyle or circuit training

Club swinging provides

    12    Full body workout, endurance and strength from grip to core

    13    Traction and gentle stretch on joints and fascia

    14    Flexibility and greater range of motion of spine and shoulders

Club swinging positively challenges

    15    Mental focus

    16    Spatial awareness

    17    Coordination

    18    Balance

    19  Timing and rhythm  







Dette projekt støttes af KursKultur med midler fra partnerne bag Region Sønderjylland-Schleswig, det danske kulturministerium og Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Schleswig-Holstein. Dette projekt nansieres med midler fra Den Europæiske Fond for Regionaludvikling.

Dieses Projekt wird nanziert von KursKultur mit Unterstützung der Partner der Region Sønderjylland-Schleswig, des dänischen Kulturministeriums und des Ministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Schleswig-Holstein. Dieses Projekt wird gefördert mit Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung.