Regular price $93.99



DETAILS : the above pricing + below information is directly from the KABUKI's KYŪBELL shop page as of 06/2023. contact KABUKI directly to confirm availability, pricing and to order


the KYŪBELL (pronounced q-bell) is a revolutionary take on the traditional dumbbell. a variable load handheld training device and multi-function handheld training system, the KYŪBELL can replace multiple sets of regular dumbbells and has been said to “make 30 pounds feel like 50”. the inspiration behind this device was to provide a tool that could offer versatility to commonly loaded exercises. the unique ability of the KYŪBELL to target different segments of a force curve allows users to make some exercises more or less challenging depending on the chosen position. changing load on the fly allows users to fully exhaust a challenging load position and then move to a more accommodating load position to enhance the metabolic or hypertrophic training effect. new loading positions also provide a fresh perspective on traditional db exercises.

differences between a kyubell and dumbbell : both a dumbbell and KYŪBELL are simple versions of a handheld weight. dumbbells offer a scalability of load in many different exercises. KYŪBELLs offer scalability of load like a dumbbell but they also allow users to target different force curves within common movements. manipulation of how force is applied to a muscle is one of the many applications of the KYŪBELLs.

understanding the different positions : manipulation of force is the #1 goal of any resistance training implement. force is a vector quantity that has both a magnitude and direction. force is a non-linear expression that results during push and pull movements. the number one way to influence force output in resistance training is through progressive loading. the second way to influence force output is the position of an implement relative to the lever arm (we often refer to this as changing the mechanical loading of an exercise). KYŪBELLs can both influence force through progressive loading but also through changing position in common exercises.
the center mass position is the most stable of the various positions. due to the stability of the center mass it is the position that can be loaded the heaviest (in terms of absolute load of the implement).
the rack position allows uses to target larger force curves (muscle will be under load longer) in various upper body fly exercises. some users also feel the rack position is easier on their joints when doing pressing exercises though this is completely up to your individual biomechanics and injury history.
the long lever position is the most demanding from a mechanical loading perspective. while the inherent absolute load of the KYŪBELL will be lighter relative to other positions, this position produces the longest lever arm in most exercises.

key benefits :
change the load on the muscle without setting the KYŪBELL down
shorter workouts with a higher hypertrophic & metabolic effect
multiple hand positions and variable load replaces a whole rack of dumbbells/kettlebells with a few KYŪBELLs
removes aches and pains of many traditionally uncomfortable movements
isolate a muscle or target specific parts better than any other tool

technical specs :
tall: 8.75” (viewed from side)
width: varies depending on size / weight
inner hole: 2” (fits standard olympic + specialty bars)
grip diameter: 1.25” (small), 1.75” (mid), 2.5” (large)
grip finish: sticky textured powdercoat
kyubell finish: semi-gloss smooth black powdercoat
label: printed user guide

for a more in-depth information on KYŪBELLs or to order, visit KABUKI STRENGTH

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