Clubbell Strength Training: London

Train like a strong man with Clubbells

Old tools, New methods, Better results

Club-bell Scott Bryant


Scott was new to exercising with clubbells before being stuck at home in lockdown. He purchased some for his home gym and experimented with new ways to utilise a home clubbell workout. Now that Scott has been training with clubbells for over two years, he has been working on a training program for his golfing clients to experience less shoulder pain and an increase in core strength to further ‘up their game.’

Unlike conventional weightlifting, where you must increase the weight lifted, the clubbell is actually swung. Swinging weight increases torque, and increasing torque increases force production. This boosts soft tissue elasticity rather than traumatising it like the one and two-dimensional movements in conventional weightlifting.


What are clubbells? Why have I never heard of them before?

Clubbell training can be traced to the strongman competitions in Ancient Persia. During these times, the weight lifter, wrestler, or fighter was called a Pahlavan, or club swinging strongman. This physical exercise existed even as far back as Ancient Egypt. Kehoe brought Indian Clubs to the USA from Britain.

Swinging a lightweight object is critical to teaching your body how to speed up and move faster. Because of this, clubbells are great for golfers, tennis players, and MMA boxers. Clubbells offer flexibility in being able to use them in your home, at the gym, or even at the park. They offer less load than a kettlebell, but they are more dynamic and fun! It wasn’t until relatively recently that trainers learned that clubbells are incredible tools for improving performance and recovery for athletes.

What are the top benefits of using clubbells?

Grip development 

    1. Shoulder strength, mobility, and endurance 
    2. Connective tissue & joint health 
    3. Boosted range of multi-planar movement 
    4. Improved rotational force 
    5. Deceleration training 
    6. Kinesthetic training
    7. Core stability   


What muscles do heavy clubs work?

When performing steel club exercises, you will be working your fingers, hands, forearms, and shoulders to maintain the correct positioning, which is tremendously effective for grip endurance and dexterity.

Who can use them?

Anyone! Heavy clubs are most beneficial for individuals with shoulder weakness, MMA fighters, and golfers, to name a few! Clubbells also make it easy for someone looking to work out from home. Primarily used to work out the shoulder, forearm, wrist, and hand, there are hundreds of exercises that you can perform with clubbells that will deliver a full-body workout. Swings and lifts are at the core of any clubbell workout and allow you to tailor your training intensity. 

What parts of the body are working in a clubbell workout?

By choosing from a range of different weights, you can improve shoulder strength, endurance, and mobility via an increased range of motion. Most people only train their shoulders through a push and lateral motion, but steel club training works the shoulders in a completely unique manner. Using clubbells enhances grip strength, arm/shoulder/back development, rotational and lateral movement training, and whole-body strength integration while also filling a gap in strength training like no other tool does. The long lever, unbalanced weight, and multiple planes of motion mean that clubbells offer many benefits that you can’t get from other tools.

       Clubbell & Personal Trainer: London

Why work with Scott?   

Clubbell personal training at London will provide you with an effective workout for burning fat and achieving your fitness goals. It makes the perfect addition to any exercise regimen! If you’re based in London and looking for a personal trainer to help tailor your clubbell, personal coaching, and fat loss workouts to your needs, then Scott is the man for you. With over 22 years of personal training experience, Scott’s holistic approach to fitness will guarantee you long-term results. A master-certified level four CHEK practitioner, Scott has the knowledge to help you make realistic lifestyle changes. Want to get the body of your dreams? Contact Scott now to make your dreams a reality!