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.

Save 20% Off Onnit Steel Clubs, No Coupon Needed

Save 20% Off Onnit Steel Clubs, No Coupon NeededLooking at the traffic coming into this blog, I see that a lot of people are searching for information about steel clubs. I hope to do a review of Onnit’s steel clubs in the very near future, and with that review I’ll provide a list of steel club workout and exercise videos. But in the meantime I just wanted to let you guys know that Onnit is currently offering its steel clubs at a 20% discount. No coupon code required, you’ll see the discount is applied on the Onnit website before you add them to your shopping cart. I’m not sure how long this deal will last, so if you’ve wanted one or two and haven’t pulled the trigger yet, now’s the time.

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 Mace Review

Onnit Steel Mace ReviewOK, let’s shift gears a bit today and get back to what I like talking about the most: exercise! The Onnit steel mace was released a couple of weeks ago and I purchased one and have prepared a review for you guys. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this based on the traffic coming to the site looking for information on the steel clubs and steel maces, so let’s get started!

Onnit steel maces come in 10, 15, and 20 lb. sizes. It’s recommended that you begin with the smallest size and work your way up to a heavy mace as you become accustomed to the weight and exercises. The mace measures 40.5 inches long regardless of the weight, so you’ll need a lot of room to swing one around. I have 15-foot ceilings in my house so it’s easy for me to do the exercises indoors, but a lot of you will likely have to take your steel mace exercises outdoors.

I’ve been doing a variety of steel mace exercises indoors, such as mace barbarian squats, mace 10 to 2s, mace ballistic curls, and mace 360s. These are the exercises listed on the Onnit website, and while I wasn’t sure exactly how to do them, a quick YouTube search led me in the right direction with a variety of tutorial videos that walked me through them all. I’m now doing the Librarian to Barbarian routine outlined on the Onnit website from memory.

The above exercises I can easily do indoors, but the Hammer Time tire training mace exercises I do outdoors, as I don’t want a dirty old tire in my house. The tire mace exercises include sledge hammers, grave diggers, and kayaks. Again, I wasn’t sure exactly how to do these, but YouTube tutorials taught me and now I can do them outdoors without having to drag my laptop outside with me.

The Onnit steel mace is priced at just $40 for the smallest size, which is more than reasonable. The quality of it is outstanding, crafted from a single piece of welded steel and covered in a chip-resistant black coating. You don’t have to worry about beating the crap out of a tire and then leaving the mace outdoors. It’s not going to rust in the rain, and you’re definitely not going to be able to bend or crack the mace, not unless you’re actually trying to destroy it.

So what did I think of the Onnit steel mace? Honestly, I loved it! I truly felt like a badass barbarian, swinging around a giant heavy sword. I turned it into a game, like I was preparing for the impending zombie apocalypse. But seriously, because they were new to me, the exercises were fun and a great way to break up the monotony of doing the same kettlebell DVDs repeatedly. I also love that I don’t need a whole weight set or exercise equipment. Just a single steel mace will really kick your dick in the dirt. In a good, way of course!