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Strength Shop maces are the definition of a functional training implement.
Origins Part of a revival of ancient, simple, and deadly effective training modalities, mace training originates in South Asia and the Middle East, where warriors and wrestlers swung maces as part of a functional training routine that gave them a competitive edge in both battle and sport.
Today, most of us won´t be swinging a mace on the battlefield, but that doesn´t mean you can´t have the core strength and shoulder mobility of an ancient Persian warrior! How does it work? By placing the vast majority of the weight at the end of a long lever, mace training recruits your grip, core and stabilizers as you perform challenging and unorthodox exercises under uneven loads.
While the mace is most often used in dynamic, upper body swinging and rotational exercises, it is also a great way to spice up more traditional movements with a wealth of squat, lunge, press and curl variations. Why train with a mace? Training with a mace perfectly compliments more conventional strength and conditioning work, and is especially well suited to athletes who must generate force from varied and unpredictable angles.
Whether throwing a ball or a punch, or using implements such as sticks or paddles, mace training increases athletic performance by effectively training mobility, force generation and motor control over awkward loads and levers.
The mace is also a wonderful addition to powerlifting, strongman, or bodybuilding programming, as well as for the desk-bound, as it effectively strengthens, stabilizes, rehabilitates, and increases the range of motion in the shoulder joint. Specs: Material: Solid cast iron ball, steel handle Handle Length: approx. 95 cm Handle Diameter: 4 cm Handle Knurling: Soft
Much like kettlebell training, it´s good to start with a lower weight than expected, and work your way up as your strength and functional range of motion increases. Note that you can effectively adjust the weight of the mace by moving your grip up or down the length of the handle, thereby adjusting the length of the lever.
This was a step up from my 3kg. It’s been great with the additional weight in my goals for upper body strength. Good quality and arrived the next day.
Present for my son who”s a personal trainer, who who’s found it great for improving mobility in his shoulders
Very well made 9kgs mace which I absolutely love. Easy transaction and delivery was as specified.
Love this mace. It’s hard to get a steel mace under 5kg that is also a decent length. This one is 1m and it makes such a difference to the swing on 360s and 10 to 2s. Love using it.
Surprisingly difficult, satisfyingly fun
I still dont really know what possessed me to buy a 6kg mace, but its been great fun to figure it out and gives an additional dimension to training. Swings, flows, variations of normal exercises, all good fun, plus my shoulders feel terrific. Very well built, as well as a metal mace can be. knurling is very mild which is probably for the best as it doesnt shred your hands.