Blast from the Past : The Mace

A deceptively simple piece of equipment.

Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - The Mace.

The mace is a deceptively simple piece of equipment, consisting only of a narrow shaft with a heavy weight at one end. If you're new to the world of The Mace, here's a brief look at making, using and training with these wonderful tools :

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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 37) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Facebook, the Daily 'Paper'; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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