Please note: - B-WARE: Some sandblast beads remain inside handles from production. This does not affect functionality (beads can be heard moving around inside handles when manoeuvring maces) and otherwise in perfect working condition.
Our original maces are great, but we still saw room for improvement. So much so, that we thought it was justified to create a whole new product: the competition mace.
Constructed from solid steel, the new design has an even better weight distribution from top to bottom. Now also including a handgrip at the base and just the right amount of grip, sliding out of sweaty palms should no longer be a problem. We're pretty confident that those who have used macebells before will really notice the difference and think you'll find these new maces a joy to use.
Let's take a brief look at the history of maces and the benefits of incorporating this kind of training into your routine:
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 stabilisers 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, stabilises, rehabilitates, and increases the range of motion in the shoulder joint.
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.
4KG Mace: total length, 130cm / mace head diameter, 79mm
6KG Mace: total length, 133cm / mace head diameter, 96mm
8KG Mace: total length, 134cm / mace head diameter, 105mm
10KG Mace: total length,136cm / mace head diameter, 115mm
Handle diameter for all maces: 35mm
Material: Solid steel single cast with black powder coating