Give Mace and Club Front Squats a try in your next lower body training session. These are great for strengthening the legs, and for both real life and fitness training. Using a club or mace to perform your squats can improve form for barbell squats or strongman type lifts. For building a great squat, or as an additional exercise to add to your club and mace training, begin by holding the club or mace resting on a shoulder then work on your leg and hip form. As your form improves, squat with the club/mace upright but close to the body working on keeping the torso upright utilizing core stability. Once that form is good, begin pressing the club/mace away from your body until full are extension and an upright back is achieved. If you’re trying to improve your barbell squat or build strength in the core, begin the same way as described above.
In this episode, the Steel Mace Warrior speaks with Don Giafardino, the owner of Adex Clubs and Maces. They talk about his story which includes a shoulder injury he suffered with for years and how he took action with clubs and maces as an alternative to pills and surgery.
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This video is about Big n Little Workout. Adjust your ADEX Club accordingly during rest periods. Keep the shoulders packed as a general safety rule! Front Swings are a hip hinge movement – Be sure to make it hip dominant (deadlift) not knee (squat) dominant. Wrist Rolls are a must do for everyone – don’t neglect the little movements they add up! Gama Cast Halos are a real strength builder be sure to stay in the square pattern and move robotically.
Please note, this exercise can be done with 1 or 2 clubs. The long cycle with double clubs is a fantastic exercise to build endurance or burn calories. Be sure to have a firm stance, knees slightly less than shoulder width to provide adequate clearance for the swinging club(s). Keep weight in the heels and rely on the hip snap (think jamming your belt buckle forward) to propel the clubs upward and past the ears under control. Precursor exercises to the long cycle are 1 or 2 hand front swings and 1 hand front strikes.
The ADEX Mace is the next evolution in mace training implements as it sports an easily adjustable, yet stable, housing body that allows it go from weights appropriate for an absolute beginner to the advanced athlete. As weight is added, the length increases as well which helps improve the feel of swings as your progress.
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