What Steel Mace Weight should you use? (UPDATED – JULY 2020)

Written by Coach Victoria Islas
ISSA Master Trainer / Founder of SMW

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Starting Off

You are getting into Steel Mace. Fuck yeah! Congrats to you. I mean it. The steel mace is amazing.

So What weight of Steel Mace should you use? I shall help you answer this frequently asked question.

But what you should ask yourself is“Where am I physically?” Knowing where you are physically in strength and conditioning is important and something to consider when choosing a Steel Mace weight for yourself.

Steel Mace Weights

The sizes that are available are 7lb, 10lb, 15lb, 20lb, 25lbs and 30lbs. Weight can go beyond 30lbs if you get a fillable or custom traditional mace but for now, I am sticking to the standard Steel Maces. You can get yourself a Steel Mace over at: www.setforset.com

Just note that when you first get a Steel Mace in your hand a 10 lb mace will feel much heavier because of its uneven weight distribution and the way that it is used.

For Newbies

Some of you might be completely new to steel mace and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Steel Mace might be something that is getting you back into movement after years of a sedentary life.

If you are new to Steel Mace Training the weight I recommend to start with is 7lbs or 10lbs. Why? Well training with this tool is not like others and requires you to learn fundamentals before attempting some of the cool shit you see online.

I recommend that you find someone locally or online who can help you. Why? A coach can look at you in 3D view with a mace in your hands and will give you a better idea of where to start. But if that is not something you want to do – just stay at 7 lbs or 10 lbs and you should be fine! Injury free!

For the Athletic

If you are THOR strong that doesn’t excuse you from learning Steel Mace fundamentals and earning technique points! Just like when we first get into any other type of fitness modality we need to give our body’s time to get used to the Steel Mace.

Switching between weights

Keep in mind that you can totally have a variety of steel mace weights to alter the intensity of your training during your workout. I haven’t graduated to a 15lb as of yet! I switch between my 7lb and 10lb mace during training. But I also know that a 15lb would up my game tremendously in the future but I would rather stay humble about my position with the steel mace. I honor it and know that eventually, I will get stronger and more stable in my movements. So buy and try a few weights if you have the cash to do so!

Consider the type of Steel Mace Training

If you go on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube, with time, you are going to start seeing that there are different styles of Steel Mace Training such as Traditional & Flow. Why do I ask you to go take a look? Because this should also be considered when deciding what Steel Mace weight to use!

To end this…

In summary, I would say start at 10lbs if you’ve never trained with a Steel Mace before BUT where you are in fitness (newbie or athlete) and the type of training you are going to jump into will ultimately have part in making the correct decision! I hope this article was helpful.

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  1. R moody

    The world of weighted yoga awaits!


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