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Indian Clubs - Cloze

First, do these activities: vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.



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Indian clubs
Extracts from Wikipedia.
belong to a category of exercise (and ) equipment that was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe, the British and the United States. They bowling- shaped wooden "clubs" of varying sizes and weights, which are in certain patterns as part of an exercise program. They can from a few pounds each, up to special clubs that can weigh as much as 50 pounds. They were used in carefully choreographed where the clubs were swung in by a group of exercisers, led by an instructor in the front, similar to modern aerobics classes. The routines varied according to the group's ability and the weight of the clubs used.
Indian clubs their name from the much larger and heavier objects of similar shape traditionally used by martial artists and Pehlwani in India to train for strength. The practice of swinging such clubs to develop physical was first recorded in ancient Egypt and the Middle East. It was introduced to England by British soldiers who were in India during the 19th century.
They were exceptionally popular during the health of the late Victorian era, used by military cadets and well- ladies alike, and even appeared as a gymnastic event in the 1904 and 1932 Olympics. Gymnasiums were built just to to club exercise groups. The popularity of the Indian Club in the 1920s and 1930s as organized sports became more popular. exercise routines, like those requiring Indian clubs, were to professional athletes and the military, who had access to more effective and modern strength training equipment.
While and other objects have been used in juggling for centuries, the modern juggling club was inspired by the Indian club, which was first for juggling by DeWitt Cook in the 1800s.
There are current physical fitness who have the popularity of Indian clubs in the modern day, the aerobic exercise and safety advantages over traditional free weight . There are replicas of the original clubs being , as well as modern engineering updates to the concept, such as the Clubbell.