The Ultimate Steel Mace Workout

The Ultimate Steel Mace WorkoutThe problem with owning exercise equipment like a steel mace  or a steel club is that workouts are a little hard to come by. You can’t exactly stream this stuff over Netflix, so you’re left with ordering obscure DVDs over the internet that may or may not be what you’re looking for. Because these DVDs don’t sell high volumes, the cost of them is often higher than you’d pay for something like The Avengers on Blu-Ray. Of course there’s always home-made YouTube clips of guys swinging around steel clubs, but the production leaves a lot to be desired.

What Onnit has done is taken the next logical step in its fitness empire. The company is not only bringing steel maces and steel clubs to the masses, its now also providing the workout routines so you can make the most of this equipment. A smart move, I thought, but what I like even more is the delivery method. Gone are the days of physical media, either in the form of a video tape or disc. No longer will you have to wait days or weeks for your video to arrive in the mail. Onnit is now offering digital downloads, the first of which is The Ultimate Steel Mace Workout.

The advantages to a digital download are plentiful. Pay for it, download it, and begin your workout within a few minutes. No waiting by the mailbox for your video to be delivered. Going on the road? Copy the video file to your laptop, tablet, or even your smart phone to take it on the road with you. Back it up to a USB stick and ensure you never accidentally delete or lose it. The workout can be with you wherever you go–indoors or out–and you won’t have to be tied to your television.

But enough about the format, let’s talk about The Ultimate Steel Mace Workout itself, which is hosted by Mr. Onnit, Aubrey Marcus. Aubrey has designed a workout that’s suitable for any skill level. Obviously, newbies will want to start with the lowest weight possible, and savages can go for the heaviest if they can handle it. Aubrey then puts you through an intense full body workout that pushes your cardio and strength to its limits, and then brings you back down with a yoga cooldown.

The video also features “extras” or bonus features in the form of videos that outline the history of the mace and techniques you’ll use in the video to ensure proper form. Priced at only $5, it’s cheap enough to take a gamble on if you own and use steel clubs. Don’t have steel clubs? Onnit is selling them right now at a 10% discount.

I haven’t yet purchased The Ultimate Steel Mace workout, but I’m definitely intrigued, and with Onnit’s track record, I’m sure it’s a quality product.

Onnit Introduces Two New Cavemen Packs

Onnit Introduces Two New Cavemen PacksFeeling out of touch with your masculine side? Want to feel a little more manly? Onnit has something for you. It has just made available a new Cavemen Essentials Pack which contains everything you need to get back in touch with your primal nature.

Bundle packs aren’t new to the Onnit, website, but this particular one is. These bundles enable you to buy a few Onnit products at once and save a bit of money compared to buying them separately. Onnit has chosen the products contained in this Cavemen Essentials Pack very carefully, ensuring that you have everything you need to transform yourself from a doughy girly man into a complete savage.

The Cavemen Essentials Pack contains a bottle of Alpha Brain, a bottle of Stron Bone and Joint, a tub of the T+ testosterone supplement, and a box of Tanka bars as well. I’ve written about all of these products on this blog in the past, so use the little search box to the left to read my thoughts about all of them.

In addition, Onnit has introduced the Cavemen Club Pack as well. This package contains two club bells in either 5, 10, or 15 lbs. weights along with the CSTGX club bell DVD. This is literally everything you need if you want to start working out with club bells but aren’t sure how to start.

If that’s not good enough, Onnit will also be randomly giving away to buyers of The Cavemen Essentials Pack two of the one pood chimp primal bells, a chimp primal bell T-shirt, cavemen sketches, and a 45 lb. bruiser club as well. All of this gear is autographed by MMA fighter David “The Caveman” Rickles who is a member of Onnit’s Honor Roll.

More details are available on the Caveman page of the Onnit website.

Onnit Introduces New Clubbell Steel Clubs

Onnit Introduces New Clubbell Steel ClubsA while back Onnit introduced its very own line of Onnit-branded steel clubs in 5 lb., 10 lb, and 15 lb. weights. For the average person, those options might have been good enough. If you’re a savage like Joe Rogan though, you need something with a little more weight to swing around to give you a workout that kicks your dick in the dirt.

Yesterday I received an email from Onnit announcing that its just added some new steel clubs to the Onnit website. These, however, are not Onnit-braded steel clubs like the ones released a while back. These are Clubbells licensed from RMAX International. From what I can tell, they look exactly the same as the Onnit steel clubs, but they carry the Clubbell brand and trademark.

These new steel club bells are licensed from Clubbell and are available at Onnit in 25 lb., 35 lb., and 45 lb. weights. After growing accustomed to my 20 lb. kettlebell, I can only imagine what it must feel like to swing a 45 lb. Clubbell, and the thought of it already has my muscles aching. For that reason, Onnit reccomends these new Clubbells for those who already possess exceptional competitive strength.

If the idea of a 25 lb. or heavier Clubbell intrigues you but you’ve never tried one before, I suggest taking baby steps. First try out one of the smaller steel clubs that Onnit offers, which can be purchased either individually or as a pair at a discounted price. This should give you an idea of what to expect from a steel club or club bell workout, and allow you to work up towards using one of the heavier Clubbells for a more intense workout.

Onnit Steel Mace Exercises and Workouts

Onnit Steel Mace ExercisesUnless you’re a serious workout freak, participate in crossfit, or if you’re training for the UFC, you’ve probably never used a steel mace before. That’s exactly the predicament I was in when I first received my Onnit Steel Mace in the mail. Fortunately the Onnit website did have a list of steel mace exercises and workout routines to do. But, like I mentioned in my review, I didn’t know how to properly perform them!

What I’m going to do in this post is breakdown exactly how to do a variety of steel mace exercises, thanks to some helpful folks on YouTube. First we’ll get started with the Librarian to Barbarian workout which uses only a steel mace. Check out a list of the exercises and videos after the jump:

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Onnit Steel Clubs and Maces

Onnit Steel Clubs and MacesLast night I received an email from Onnit about two new products its carrying: Onnit Steel Clubs and Onnit Maces. The steel club is basically what you would expect: something that looks like a baseball bat with a ball at the end, but it’s made of solid steel. As far as the mase goes, I had visions of a spiky ball on a chain that you swing around. That’s not exactly the case.

The steel club is apparently an ancient Persian fitness tool for training and conditioning soldiers and wrestlers. The Onnit Steel Clubs (in 5, 10, and 15 lb. Sizes) are meant to be swung around to exercise the shoulders, core, and enhance grip strength. The clubs are crafted from a solid piece of steel rather than iron and plastic, and they feature a chip-resistant coating, much like the Onnit Kettlebells. They are highly resistant to any rusting or denting, so feel free to use and store them outdoors without worry.

The mace (or Gada, meaning “heavy mace”) is also a fitness tool of Persian descent for warriors and wrestlers. The Onnit Maces are also long steel cylinders, but with a solid ball at the end of each mace. This ball displaces the weight of the club to one end, making it a challenging instrument for our stabilizer muscles, joints and core. The maces also come in three sizes (10, 15, and 20 lb. varieties) and are crafted from a solid piece of steel with a chip-resistant coating.

I’m always looking for new tools and methods to exercise that are a little different from the standard weights and treadmills that you’d find at a gym. I plan on picking up a couple of the Onnit Steel Clubs and one of the Onnit Maces, and I’ll report back soon with reviews for each. Thankfully, the Onnit website has a list of exercises to do with each so there’s no need to look for a DVD of steel club or mace exercises, because I’m pretty sure such a thing doesn’t exist!