DIY Mace for Shoulder Mobility

Mace training is growing in popularity.

Elite athletes like Ed Coan and Chris Duffin are huge proponents this ancient training method. That’s because it’s supposed to be awesome at improving shoulder mobility and athletic performance. Okay, sounds great.  But maces and Indian Clubs can be a bit pricey and hard to find.  So you can either bust out the credit card to purchase a mace, Chris Duffin’s ShouldeRök™ or Indian Clubs . But if you’d like to try before you buy we’re here for you.

Time to get some DIY mace action

Good news, you probably won’t even need your Home Depot card!  Steve Bergman from the Grindhouse Garage Gym has put together a short video on modifying adjustable dumbbells to make your own makeshift maces or clubs for shoulder mobility training.  If you didn’t know, the Grindhouse is a garage gym and a lot of time they have to make their own equipment, making Steve the perfect person to drop some DIY knowledge. Check out the video!

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About the author

John Greaves III is a writer based in North Georgia with nearly two decades of experience in training at home. A former amateur kickboxing champion, John now competes recreationally in powerlifting. He takes a physical culture approach to training; believing that strength and health need not be mutually exclusive. In addition to his nonfiction work, John has written two fiction books, A Different Kind of Giant and A Little Lesson in Manners that are available on