An easy way to remember the difference between a steel club mill and a steel club reverse mill is the direction of the elbow. With a traditional mill the elbow will form an inward circle towards the midline of the body, like you’re throwing an object or throwing a (cross) punch. With the reverse mill the elbow will form an outward circle away from the body like you’re throwing a (jab) punch.
- Begin in the order position with a neutral wrist.
- Feet are shoulder width apart and shoulders packed down.
- Begin the movement by casting the club away from the body and let the club swing 180 degrees to the other side.
- Once the club reaches the other side pull the club towards the body and draw an outward circle with the elbow until the club reaches the ‘sword in sheath’ position.
- Cast the club laterally 45 degrees away from the body.
- Repeat the movement.
Common Problems & Solutions
Error: Trying to move the club with the hand/wrist.
Correction: The elbow circles are even more important with the reverse mill.