We hate ab rollers. I’m forever tripping over the stupid things at the gym! People leave them on those nice big mats where I like to roll around and attract funny looks. And besides, who needs a contraption like that when there are Clubbells around?

Trying to wield a Clubbell properly without a strong core is like trying to shoot a cannon from a canoe…

The Clubbell turns almost any exercise into an ab exercise. Trying to wield a Clubbell properly without a strong core is like trying to shoot a cannon from a canoe…

But there are also ways to use the Clubbell that specifically target the abdominal musculature. And my Tic-Toc Abs exercise is one of them. It’ll contribute to your six pack while teaching you efficient and functional transfer of energy through the core.

This is another one of those clips that I dredged up from the files of my online coaching programs. Give it a try and let us know in the comments if you “feel the burn.”  ;-)



I was going through some of my old video clips and found this Mini-Clubbell warm-up routine I learned from Scott Sonnon. I was using it a lot when ramping up for my Trial by Fire records. And I filmed this tutorial for an online student of mine last year.

It’s a perfect routine for greasing up the shoulders in preparation for heavier club swinging or even for other forms of intense training.

If you like excessively detailed explanations, you might enjoy this video… ;-)

It’s a bit dark and gritty, but hopefully you’ll find it useful. Let me know in the comments…

Old World Strength — Cutting Edge Sport Science

December 13, 2009


What exercise tool most vividly provokes images of strength and power?  Throughout the ages, what have men used most often to express or develop strength?  From our caveman forebears all the way to the modern warrior, the tool of choice has been the club. Whether for the hunt or for defending turf, the image of […]

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