We often get asked, “Can you use a steel mace for tire slams?”. The short answer is yes. The long answer explains why. In this article, we will go over the purpose of tire slams and why the steel mace is the best tool for the job.
If you are looking for the best in functional strength and conditioning, then the tire slam is a good find. This is one of the oldest forms of training around and is now a staple that’s producing fantastic results in athletic training.
Tire slams move you through all 3 planes of motion, targeting your core, shoulders, back, grip, and damn near every muscle in your body. After an intense tire slam workout, you will be sore for days. This is full body conditioning at its finest.
Benefits of tire slams:
Tire slam training aims to ready individuals, with a baseline in strength, power, endurance, and mobility. Weighted slams develop muscles while improving conditioning. A great swing incorporates muscles from your legs all the way up to your shoulders.
The shock effect of slamming a training tool into a tire also aids in strengthening of tendons and joints. One of the exceptional benefits of tire slams is the ability to train explosively through multiple planes of motion. Training explosiveness and power in multi-planes will directly correlate to an improved performance in a variety of athletic activities.
Slams target the transverse plane dynamically, which is something most people could use as a lack of rotational and anti-rotational training is common.
Now, what tools can you use for tire slams?
Your options are as limited as your creativity, but for the sake of this article (and safety), you can choose from a sledgehammer or a Steel Mace.
Sledgehammer vs Steel Mace.
We choose the steel mace. Every. Damn. Time.
Why is the steel mace the best for tire slams?
Can you use the mace on other surfaces?
Yes. Sand, grass, or other soft surfaces; all good. See our Steel Mace Slam video in the Sonoran Desert below.
Tire Slam Workout Types:
What size steel mace is right for you?
Slam examples from Instagram:
Slams in the desert.
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