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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Swing.
Slam.
Repeat.

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 420.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait to upgrade)! Great product as expected! Gnurling is enough for a good grip and doesn't destroy your hands.
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need this mace! This mace is a great addition to the lineup! We have 7 and 15 and now the 10. These are awesome! Quality is awesome. These have been through a few Onnit6 programs and are still going strong.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 20 lb steel mace. Really solidly built and the knurling on the handle is nice. I'm mostly still in the 10lb range so I haven't gotten to put the 20lb to the full test (but it was on sale!). No regrets on buying it.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect addition to my fitness gear collection And a great addition to my 10 pound steel mace, especially when I am getting fatigued.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A workout to look forward to every single day! My mind and body are loving this new and exciting training method.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Mace! This steel mace is an amazing addition to my home gym. I am experienced with kettlebells and was hesitant to only buy a 15lb mace but am very glad that I did. The range of exercises and leverage you can create with the mace makes the weight feel like a lot more. Very sturdy and great product.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mace in your face Related items for sale should be included with purchase. Like a brochure, or complimentary list of mace exercises.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maces putting the fun in functional Totally worth the buy. This definitely puts the fun in functional for me. I bought the 15lb mace and it was definitely heavier than I expected at first grip. This was the first time I ever did any type of mace work and was a bit nerve-racking when attempting my first few swings. I'd recommend starting off with weighted stick or even a broom at first to try to find the motion. Also, go on youtube and learn the form from someone there. All in all, after putting in some practice and getting the hang of it, I'm glad I purchased the 15lber. 10lbs would have become too light too quickly over time and 20/25lbs would have been to heavy to start. If you already have some strength you're confident in, go for the 15lber. Don't let ego let you purchase heavier equipment than you need, especially if the equipment is already foreign to you in the first place.
Date published: 2020-06-24
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