Without proper movement, there is no strength. Indian clubs favor mobility from the shoulder girdle, solid coordination from every finger, and progressed speeds. Just like the kettlebell swing is the center of the kettlebell universe— the club mills are at the center of the indian club universe. So if club mills look ratchety and not fluid — it will be no surprise your strength will be compromised when moving onto heavier loaded modalities like steel clubs. It is key to find your path FIRST (going slow) with each indian club drill to better groove them in your nervous system. This is why practicing them before every workout will ensure your movement patterns are progressing. Not only that, but they are the perfect tool for warm ups if you have been sitting with slouched shoulders all day or had a tough workout the day before to get loosened up from soreness.