Super long quarantine binge video to watch about Quality Testing and packaging modifications for ADEX Maces and Clubs. It’s a long process but shows what happens after a customer send in their order. Simply put, I am proud of the ADEX Brand and want to share what goes on. Also, this is to inspire any entrepreneur who wants a look into business and what needs to be done.
In this video Don Giafardino, Owner of ADEX Clubs, demonstrates the Mace Dead Stop Pullover. The Dead Stop means to start from a dead stop so no momentum is carried from one rep to the other. Begin with your mace in the bottom of a 360 and behind one shoulder, pre-load your body by rotating that shoulder forward from the waist, swing and draw the mace over the opposite side shoulder into the catch position. Repeat.
This exercise develops the torque to graduate to heavier loads in your mace training or can be used to develop that same power for heavy halo/shield casts for club training. The length of the mace handle increases the amount of torque required vs the shorter club handle.
Steel mace training is growing in popularity, and with more gyms offering mace training, the competitions, and the growth of the community in the fitness world, it makes sense to add it into your regular workouts for fun and healthy shoulder benefit.
Exercise Difficulty 8 out of 10. Not recommended for novice trainers. Use these strategically in your training when it’s time to train heavy – this isn’t a beginner exercise.
Want to slang some serious steel? This is the vid to get you started into mace work. This is the basic movement for many movements and will have you hooked on maces in no time. Learn how to sing a mace without having a mace is the perfect vid to teach you mace 360, 10-2, and 300 basics, i.e; getting that thing off the ground!
Don Giafardino, owner of ADEX Clubs, shows you how to develop the swing that makes the hot shots stand out in the crowd. Mace and club training is one of the most rapid growing modalities in fitness. With different styles of training, competitions, and festivals, it’s sure to be around for the long run. After all, this type of training is over 2,000 years old and greater than ever! Try it out.
by Don Giafardino
I get asked what my favorite mace and club exercises are, and while there are so many good exercises to choose from, if I had to narrow down my favorites, these would make the top 3 list;
1) The Touch and Go
This exercise requires a bit of coordination plus the skills to execute a proper mace launch, a crossbody toss, and a solid 360 from a moving start. It is both done for endurance, and strength building. I have done this up to 75 sets of 4 reps with .30 rest between and also with a heavy mace using a 5X5 strength protocol. This is a solid move and should be incorporated into every mace athlete’s regiment.
2) The Inside Mill
If you’ve trained with me, or just know me, you know I really like doing mills. This is short and sweet, but “how much do you mill, bro?”
3) The 2 Hand Gama Cast
Solid shoulder strengthening, muscle making, heavy metal, cranking out reps, killing it with a puddle of sweat on the floor. Gama Casts will make you freaking strong and supple. Do them nice and square. This is my all time favorite club exercise.
And there you have it, folks. My top 3 Club and Mace Exercises. Swing often, swing heavy, and don’t forget to sign up for the Adex email list below or to the right >