While it is one of the oldest training tools in the world the Steel Mace finds itself in an interesting situation.
First, there is no codified training system for them. Despite being used for thousands of years to condition the human body for swinging stuff in battle and for wrestling another human there isn’t a training system behind it like we would think of one.
Second, it is reemerging again in the age of the internet. This means that it is easier than ever to see people using the Steel Mace and learning what it can do…but without the context of a training system a lot of these movements and exercises can quickly fall into the wrong hands.
So, in some ways Steel Mace training is like the old Wild West – a frontier where the laws and rules are sketchy at best and can change quickly based on the new Sheriff in town. In this case the new Sheriff is the new Mace Training Guru with the slickest moves on Instagram, but the result is the same with a lot of people going “that looks great but where the hell do I start”.
Over the last few years of using the Steel Mace and training others with it I’ve found that knowing how to safely get started with your Steel Mace training is the key to getting the most out of it. And to help you do that I’ve made a previously private Steel Mace Basics Webinar available to the public.
Originally created for my private training and group coaching clients, I go over everything you need to know to get started with Steel Mace Training. You can check out this webinar and download the slides by clicking the link below:
If you need it, you can also sign up for the free 30-Day Steel Mace for MTB Workout. It goes along with the material covered in the webinar and makes a great place to start using the Steel Mace to help your riding.
I also wanted to let you know that I’m planning on releasing a new 12 Week Steel Mace Training for MTB program in the next week or two. I know it will be a while until the Steel Mace becomes a popular training tool, but my goal is to stay ahead of trends, not follow them, and for those of you who are willing to invest in a Mace and stay ahead of the curve I want to make sure you’ve got a resource to help you on the path.
Until next time…
MTB Strength Training Systems