Last installment introduced you to the outer heart shaped swing. My contribution is at a bi-monthly rate so an adequate amount of practice time has passed. The inner heart shaped swing travels in the opposite direction and works the engaged muscles in the opposite way. Balancing the muscle work makes it easier on the muscles and skeletal structure to perform optimally and safely.
Easiest way to start is at the cross chest position you are already familiar with. Let the arms naturally unfold and swing downward. At the bottom of the swing, begin to exert muscular force to launch it upward knuckle forward and arms straight. At the 45 degree position mentioned in earlier installments turn the big part of the club inward towards your body. All you are doing is turning your wrist inward. Once the club has made almost a complete turn so the knuckles now face forward, pull the hands down and into the cross chest position. You have just completed 1 rep.
To learn the inner heart shaped circle, start at the cross chest and end there for a pause to evaluate the quality of the swing. Make the adjustments or corrections as you begin your next rep. As you become familiar with the move, do several reps in succession. When you are confident you have control of the movement, do a set.
As the physical culturist Charles Atlas said, ” Step by step and the thing is done.”