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.

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Save Up to 25% Off Onnit Fitness Gear

Save Up to 25% Off Onnit Fitness GearAnyone who follows this blog knows that I’m a fan of Onnit as a company and of its products. I often talk about new products when they drop, review them whenever I can, and let you guys know when an Onnit sale is going on. Typically the sales are on the Onnit supplements and food products. Rarely do any of the Onnit coupon codes or discounts apply to the wide range of Onnit fitness gear.

That’s why I was surprised when I got an email from Onnit saying that it was slashing the prices of all its fitness gear by up to 25 percent. You’ll have to visit the Onnit Fitness page to view all the details, but you could save as much as 25 percent off any of the gear and exercise equipment that Onnit carries.

For the unfamiliar, Onnit has available traditional cannonball-style kettlebells, along with its line of Primal Bells, steel clubs, steel maces, clubbells, battle ropes, jump ropes, medicine balls, and more. It’s too much stuff to list right here, but there’s stuff if you want to build muscle or stuff if you want a more cardio-oriented workout as well.

This Onnit fitness equipment sale runs for less than a week and ends on October 9, 2013 at 11:59 CST, which is 12:59AM EST or 9:59PM PST. If you’ve been curious about any of the fitness gear that Onnit carries, now’s the time to place an order. I doubt this stuff will be on sale again before the end of the year.

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!