Onnit Steel Mace

Perfectly balanced hand-sculpted cast iron.

Onnit Steel Mace

Onnit Steel Mace

How The Steel Mace Optimizes You

In the real world, loads are rarely ever perfectly balanced. You juggle kids, your groceries, and imperfectly balanced boxes. Steel maces were originally developed by the Persian Warrior Elite for real world combat and wrestling. Thanks to the disproportionate weight displacement, you’ll be optimizing your stabilizer muscles, joints and primary power centers.

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Whole
Body
Conditioning

Onnit steel mace

The Onnit Steel Mace is one of the most effective ways to train and condition your whole body while mimicking real world movement.

Mace training dates back all the way to 13th century Persia, where the elite warriors and wrestlers of the day would train with the heavy Gada to condition their muscles for battle. The first Gada used in training were nothing more than stone attached to a bamboo staff, however when made for battle, the Gada were often made of iron or bronze. Mace training continued into modern day India, where it began to trickle down into mainstream strongman training at the start of the 20th century. A recent resurgence in unconventional and functional training by elite athletes have put this ancient exercise implement back on the forefront of cutting edge performance exercise.

With an extremely disproportionate weight displacement many normal movements prove quite challenging and beneficial to the myriad of stabilizer muscles surrounding our joints and primary power centers. The mace is one of the most effective ways to build core and rotational strength, and is a steel testament to one's desire to take fitness back to its primal roots.

WHAT SIZE STEEL MACE IS RIGHT FOR YOU? 7 lb 10 lb 15 lb 20 lb 25 lb
Onnit steel mace size chart

The steel mace is a very challenging and exciting piece of equipment to master. Many of the exercises are best perfected at a lower weight, so if you are planning to utilize the full gamut of possibilities we recommend starting with a light weight and working up. The great thing about the mace is that if you want to increase the resistance you can simply slide your hand closer to the end of the handle.

Steel Mace Movements

The majority of the weight of the steel mace is in the ball at the end of the steel shaft. Because of this imbalance in weight, the steel mace allows for some very challenging counterbalancing movements that can work muscles in a completely unique way. Here are some popular steel mace movements.

The 360

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Uppercut Press

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Alternating Switch Lunge

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Lateral Lunge Ballistic Curls

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See the complete list of Steel Mace moves at the Onnit Academy GO See the complete list of Steel Mace moves at the Onnit Academy GO

Steel Mace Exercises

While many steel mace movements focus on the upper body muscles like the arms, chest, and back, incorporating squat and lunge variations into a routine can produce an extremely challenging full body workout. Here are a few example steel mace exercise routines.

Demonstration of a steel mace exercise

Viking Power Steel Mace Workout

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The Ultimate Steel Mace Workout hosted by Aubrey Marcus is a complete full body mace workout, ideal to add to any athletic, strength, or weight loss regimen. Selection of mace weight along with the unique separation of the workout offers accessibility for complete novices; however taken as a whole, the workout is nothing short of a gauntlet cast at the feet of any elite fitness barbarian.

Get Certified

The steel mace is one of the primary tools we use at the Onnit Academy and is featured in both our Foundations Course as well as the Steel Mace Specialist Course. Each of these two-day seminars are designed to meet the needs of fitness professionals while still being accessible for average fitness enthusiasts.

Learn how to get the most out of the steel mace as part of an optimized training program, click on the icons below to learn more about each course:

Onnit Steel Mace is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 330.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 lb Steel Mace Awesome, love this thing. Totally hooked and would recommend to anyone who loves fitness.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Onnit - 15# Steel Mace New to mace training and very glad I started - especially with the 15lb version! Construction of the mace is solid. I've read other reviews concerning the shallow knurling on some models; I'll be using chalk to help acquire a solid grip for the foreseeable until my grips and technique improve. Love this tool and it is now as indispensable as my weight vest and sandbag for "unorthodox" training
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Onnit Steel Mace - Spread the Love! I've used other manufacturers products, but Onnit has nailed it with their design. In my opinion, perfect length, width, and weight distribution. I've now trained with the Onnit Steel Mace for two years; this particular purchase was for a good friend and Marine before he shipped off to his new base, oorah!
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 10 should be in everyone’s home I learned the basics on the 7 lb and I needed a step up in difficulty. The 10 is taller than the 7 and closer to the 15. This made it so I could transition to the 15 more easily. I would recommend this to everyone trying with a mace because it is a great transition piece is you need to ramp down and practice form, you can do that with this mace without jumping down to the small sized seven.
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Broad shoulders thanks to the mace Amazing product by onnit . It’s great to mix up your workouts and try something new and challenging. The mace truly builds strength on your shoulders.
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steel Mace is FIRE Absolutely loved this purchase. Was worried It would only be used when outside, learned very quickly it can totally be applied while inside. Great product. I would suggest the 15lb is for intermediate use, not for beginners.
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome steel mace! Awesome workout tool. Also doubles as a great weapon for the zombie apocalypse.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full Body Function Amazing addition to my workout! Great tool for full body conditioning!
Date published: 2020-03-23
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