The Steel Mace flows incorporate at least three different movements into one continuous pattern. Your left and right sides of your body should each have an equal amount of flow. In a steel mace flow, one of the most important factors is continuous motion. Only one or two hedging movements are allowed for each flow.
Purpose And Advantages Of Using A Steel Machine Flow:
Steel mace flows enable you to de-stress and discover a greater sense of movement and mobility. This is in contrast to the “stiff and strong” static movements that are required for a significant portion of traditional training.
A steel mace flow should allow for a seamless transition from one movement to the next in a continuous sequence of movements across multiple planes of motion. This is the goal of the flow. Your goal should be to establish a connection between your breath and your movement. During the concentric and eccentric phases of a movement, respectively, you should be performing acceleration and deceleration.
When you’re in the flow, you have a steady and focused engagement with whatever you’re doing. You are free to choose how you want to move, as well as your plane of motion and the direction in which you want to go, rather than letting gravity do all the work.
The training is very strenuous. Steel mace flows are probably ideal for you if you despise routine and are interested in testing your physical limits while engaging in dynamic exercise.
Steel mace flows can serve a variety of purposes, some of which are sport-specific.
It’s possible that if you compete in fighting sports like MMA or BJJ, you’ll incorporate a lot of movements into your flow that are related to those sports. In terms of your training and preparation, imitating the flow of a fight by transitioning from one movement to the next is the most realistic experience you can have outside of an actual fight.
If you play football, being able to move through different movements and positions while maintaining complete stability and control can help you build the stability, balance, and coordination you need to break tackles and get through an offensive line or defensive line.
Steel mace flows target multiple muscles at the same time (compound movements) in multiple planes of motion, putting a strain on your body while also testing your ability to focus and time your movements correctly.
Flows offer a plethora of benefits to their users. The Steel Mace Flows Will Improve Your.
- Muscle endurance
- Conditioning of the metabolism
- Balance & coordination
- Capacity to maintain one’s composure in the face of adversity (very useful for athletes).
- Comparable to an MMA fight
If you have ever trained in BJJ or MMA, you are aware that after a match, your entire body feels like it has been destroyed. This is especially true for your forearms, which are full of lactic acid because of all of the grabbing and grappling that took place during the match. After a flow workout, you should feel like this if the steel mace flows you’ve been practicing have been structured correctly.
What makes a steel mace the best tool for flowing?
Because of its design, we believe the steel mace is the best tool to use to flow.
The long handle and uneven weight distribution are ideal for building momentum and moving through multiple planes of motion, which is exactly what you want when flowing.
Simply positioning your hands or mace differently can change the difficulty and dynamics of a movement (hands closer to the head and grip wider apart = easier; hands closer to the bottom of the handle and stacked = harder).
This allows you to constantly progress and challenge yourself, improving your stability and coordination in ways that other tools cannot.
Switching Between Positions
The long handle also makes transitioning from one movement to the next easier. Hand switches can be made from a variety of points along the handle, making them ideal for flowing (and altering difficulty). There are only a few different ways to hold a dumbbell or kettlebell. The mace, on the other hand, has a wider range of difficulty depending on your grip and hand positions.
Flowing is nothing new…
The flow is an underlying method and concept that practitioners of martial arts and yoga have used since their inception.
A steel mace flow is similar to a yoga sequence/workout (minus the pausing when holding positions) or Tai Chi and other martial arts practices in that you move through multiple movements smoothly and mindfully.
Even warriors poured…
Warriors who used a mace in battle would train and prepare with a heavier mace so that when they went to battle, their lighter battle-mace would be much easier to use. A flow with the mace could have been one of the training techniques that most closely resembled battle.
Mace’s creativity is flowing.
You can truly incorporate your personality into your steel mace flow. It takes imagination and a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the mace, but once you have both, the possibilities for flows are limitless. One of the reasons why so many people are learning to flow with a mace is to express themselves through fitness.
Training with the mace has the significant advantage of forcing us to act on rotational mechanisms in our bodies. When we rotate, we notice noticeable imbalances that affect our power and intensity control. Through purposeful multi-planar movement, the steel mace allows us to intentionally engage and activate natural forces of gravity.