ADJUSTING THE WEIGHT OF YOUR PAHLAVANDLE ™ GAMA
Our gada mace is designed to accept 50 mm Olympic weight plates that you can find at most gyms, or maybe have at home.
The loading sleeve accepts up to 5*5 kg plates and 2 lock jaw collars.
Adjusting the weight is as fast and as simple as it gets! Just slide the weight plates through the pommel, secure them in place, and you’re good to go!
Always use 2 lock jaw collars to hold the weight plates securely in place.
You can change the feel of how the gada mace swings by playing with the weight distribution of the plates, pushing the center of gravity further away from the tip.
We recommend you to stick to 5 kg cast iron plates as the maximal diameter to reduce the chances of hitting yourself when swinging the Pahlavandle™ Gama behind your back.
PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY TO IMPLEMENT!
If you want to keep on making gains in muscle size, strength, and endurance, you must continually find ways to increase the demands on the musculoskeletal system.
You can achieve this through a few ways:
- Lift more weight
- Do more reps or overall volume
- Take less rest between sets
- Train more often
Adding incremental weight in the form of small weight plates is a proven strategy used by athletes to keep getting stronger. Small gradual increases reduce the likelihood of injury compared to jumping a few kilos as can happen when progressing to a heavier club. That way makes it also really easy to keep track of progress. No more guesses!
GADA MACE | AN ANCIENT WEAPON
The gada mace was a weapon long before it became a piece of strength training equipment. Foot soldiers from ancient civilizations to the middle ages carried maces of roughly 60-90 cm in length.
In India, depictions of deities like Hanuman and Vishnu, and the legendary wrestler – The Great Gama – are seen holding a similar mace.
Many people associate the gada with the mace used by the wrestlers of Northern India. That type of mace typically has a long bamboo handle fitted with a heavy stone or concrete weight at the end. Being easily over 120cm, and with a hugely offset weight, it is mainly used for a specific set of exercises, replicating the wrestler throwing his opponent over the shoulder.
In contrast, a shorter mace offers a wider range of exercise possibilities, acting as a hybrid between an Indian club and a mace. You can use our Pahlavandle™ Gama as Tamil Gada, a Slavic bulava or even a Japanese chi ishi!
CARING FOR YOUR GADA
Being careful when you load and unload your gada will go a long way to preserve its beauty. Remember that this mace is not designed for hitting tires or anything, or anyone for that matter!
Metal always win over wood…
So take care when loading the metal plates through the handle, don’t let gravity do the work and just let the plates slide to the end of the shaft.
All of our wooden Indian clubs are finished with natural Danish oil for the best non slippery feel possible.
You can care for your club by oiling it from time to time. If you do not have Danish oil, a traditional oil mixture is 3 parts castor oil and 1 part neem oil. Any available furniture oil will work though.
Wipe off with a rag and leave to cure for a couple of days.
MADE BY HAND WITH A SUSTAINABLE MINDSET
We source sustainable materials like Bamboo “the miracle hardwood” at 700kg/m3. Bamboo’s beautiful grain patterns give our clubs its unique esthetics. Its density and stability provide uniformity and minimum cracking. Finally, we also reclaim rejected hardwoods destined for the burn pile or landfill. This takes nothing away from their beauty, durability or strength!
With our clubs, you can train with a clear conscience, helping to minimize environmental impact. Pretty cool, no?
Using reclaimed and sustainable methods is not by any means a cheap way to produce clubs, we just feel it is the responsible way. After all it is in Heroic Sports DNA.
3 ESSENTIAL SAFETY TIPS
- Always inspect your equipment before you train.
- Take a 360 degree space check around you before you start your workout, as clubs can hit things or fly out of your grip.
- Train within your capacities, listen to your body, and use common sense.