Mace and club work help with firefighting
Because the movent patterns really engage a ton of core… i have more muscle endurance
And better grip. My shoulders and back feel really good because before I started training with mace my back was always tight and tired from wearing a 50lb air tank… my joints feel really durable and resilient.
Mace and clubs have their weight at one end. Mace are longer than clubs. Alot of The movement patterns are rotational… think baseball, golf,tennis etc…
If you are familiar with kettlebells then you can already imagine some of the movements especially if you know what kettlebell flow is.
In Steel mace you can use a really light Mace like a 7 or 10 lb and do a flow which looks and feels like martial arts.
Then there are more athletic movements.
Then you have traditional style which is basically swinging it behind your back and pulling it over. There are humans who are using weights at like 80 to 100 lbs!!
The thing about swings is you have the weight at the end and then you have the length of the handle… leverage. The longer the handle the more tourqe and the more strength you need to complete the 360 degree swing.
Right now I am using 40 lbs for my heaviest swing and its tough.
One of the best things about heavy ass swings is the demand on your grip! These swings will give your hands a workout!
As we all know grip strength is very important for our primary compound lifts. Usually its the grip that fails first so thats why we use straps to lift heavy…
I started a workout log on here and I think I will post vids of some stuff so you guys can see.