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The Transformer Bar by Kabuki Strength is the industry’s first multi-functional, adjustable barbell allowing for 48 different positions and squat variations. We’ve designed a variable bracket system that allows for adjustment to both camber height and angle relative to the bar itself.This versatility means we can change and improve spinal mechanics and related loading upstream and downstream, eliciting different training effects, fine tune it for an individual athlete, improve rehabilitation efforts or mimic squat patterns such as back squat, front squat, goblet squats, any safety squat bar, or dozens of other gradients of these loading patterns.It is the most comfortable and ergonomically designed bar on the market, eliminating pressure points through its contoured shape where it rests on the shoulders. Improved lat engagement from the positioning of the handles will increase spinal stability at the T/L junction reducing injury risk.Our philosophy at Kabuki Strength is to design, engineer, and manufacture innovative equipment that pushes the boundaries of human performance and strength.In this video you can hear Dr. Kelly Starrett, Dr. Stuart McGill and Eric Cressey discuss the Transformer Bar and their experiences with it.Transformer Bar is available for purchase at kabukistrength.com: https://store.kabukistrength.net/collections/bars/products/transformer-bar...

DONATE HERE on GoFundMe Watch the intro video above for a brief introduction on what this project is all about and why we are doing it. Scroll down to see every 800 pound squat, day-by-day, along with the vertical bar speed of each squat! My name is Chris Duffin and I am the Co-Founder of Kabuki Strength.  This is the #800everyday fundraiser for Special Olympics Oregon.Kabuki Strength is an organization deeply devoted to optimizing human ability + performance via original equipment, research-based education, and world-class coaching.Our mission and vision is to help make the world a better place through strength. We deeply believe that the pursuit of strength - physical, mental, and emotional - is a virtuous and rewarding endeavor to all who undertake it.Cassandra La Madrid, one of our coaches here at Kabuki Strength, volunteers as a powerlifting coach for Special Olympics Oregon and with her leadership, we want to do our part to help this incredible group of athletes and the SO organization.This fundraising campaign and feat of strength is an effort to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics organization in Oregon, with the end goal of eventually hosting a Special Olympics Powerlifting Fundraising Meet here at Kabuki Strength Lab later this year.I will be squatting at least 800 pounds every day for 30 days, taking a single rest day every week.Please share this page with your friends, share each of the #800everyday videos, and donate to this awesome cause.Thank you,Chris Duffin and Kabuki Strength#800EveryDay is Complete!Daily Analytics (Avg. Velocity, Peak Velocity, Depth) Daily Squat Feed Day 30 - .24m/s Day 29 - .20m/s Day 28 - .18m/sThese last few days is getting really tough on this #800EveryDay Squats For special Olympics fundraiser and awareness. Today was by far the slowest squat to date and in fact I was worried I was gonna black out...

What started out as a small group of powerlifters training in a garage soon became a full-blown training facility in inner-city Portland. What started out as a difficult childhood in the high desert of Central Oregon soon became a man with vision to change the world and inspire thousands to live better through strength. What started out as a successful college football coach and one of the nation's most successful and decorated homebuilders soon became a world champion masters lifter with a heart for helping others.The "What" and the "How" of a company are fairly easy to discern; the "Why" however, is another story. We want this short essay to serve as a communique to our community; a writing from the heart of Kabuki Strength's leaders and staff that defines our "Why". You might be wondering...

Ok folks, here we go! For our Black Friday promotion this year, here are the deals we are offering! $50 off the Shoulderok, price is now $139.99! FREE Shoulderok with purchase of a Duffalo Performance Squat and Bench Bar, OR $139.99 credit if you buy a Duffalo Bar + Boomstick or Pain Pill $60 in free mobility tools with purchase of any tempering products (Boomstick, Pain Pill, or Geisha) 15% off the ENTIRE REST OF THE STORE!Click the store link above and go get them before they're gone! ...

View our coaching services here for more information and to sign up!In this video, our Director of Coaching and Performance Brandon Senn gives a complete and introduction to VBT [Velocity Based Training] and how we use it to program for our virtual coaching clients. We are the only coaching service utilizing VBT for strength programming. We have partnered with Squats and Science, the organization that produces the sold-out open source VBT device called Open Barbell. Due to our partnership with them, all our clients receive a VBT device as part of our client on-boarding process. When it comes to evidence based coaching, VBT is on the cutting-edge of sports science. The velocity of a barbell between point A and point B is an objective variable used to regulate training load and volume. We bridge the gap between research and practical implementation with our clientele. VBT has been around for a while, but never has it been integrated into a comprehensive virtual coaching product until now. Training by the Kabuki Strength Team is an innovative but evidence-based approach that covers an incredible scope of the strength athlete’s needs through their life cycle. Some of the components of this plan are: TEAM REVIEW PROCESS - All of our coaches will have eyes on you initially to ensure the most comprehensive plan is developed.LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT PLAN - You might not be with us for the next 3 years, but we are going to set the foundation for long-term success regardless.MOVEMENT PREPARATION or CORRECTIVE PLAN - A custom tailored movement plan to get you out of pain and/or improve performance potential.TRAINING PLAN – AUTOREGULATION - VBT - The latest in technology delivered to YOU!View our coaching services here for more information and to sign up! ...

Video Transcript: All right. Thanks, everyone. I do appreciate you guys taking the time to come in today to listen to this piece. It is an important piece and it needs to touch on because I see this Facebook and there's somebody with an article or usually a video talking about, and almost some time I've seen it labeled Breathing is Bracing, Breathing is Bracing. It is not bracing, so we need to kind of understand that there's three functions to the diaphragm. We've got respiration function, we've got stabilization function and we've got my favorite, the sphincter function. We're not going to touch on that one today, unless I have some really profound gas and you can all hear it. Outside of that, we're not going to touch on it.They are integrating together. When we talk about integration of those today, now I'm not saying breathing isn't important. Breathing is a fundamental piece where you start. If you have respiration dysfunction, you will continue to need to go back and deal with issues. They're going to come up. They're going to pop around different places in your body. It is a fact that you will continue to have issues. You will have power loss. It is important that if you have breathing dysfunction, you must deal with it, and so that's why we talk about the diaphragmatic breathing strategies. We're not going to go in to that today. We're going to say that's taken care of. What we're going to talk about, what is the difference between diaphragmatic breathing, proper breathing and the stabilization function that the diaphragm also has and how those integrate together. They are not the same thing.Unless you guys want to talk about sphincter function, we can spend time talking about that. It would be fun....

A proud moment for Kabuki Strength, one of our Lab members and perhaps the most dedicated athlete we know recently placed 1st Overall in her debut Physique show - The Battle of the Eagles at Seven Feathers Resort and Casino. Natalie Newhart is an up-and-coming physique athlete who looks ready to crush competition at her pro qualifier and in my opinion, is fit for the Olympia stage already. Here are some pictures from her show: ...

To register for this meet, you must complete the following steps/criteria:1. Download the meet entry form, fill it out, and submit it via email or regular post. Send Entry form to:14350 SE Industrial Way Clackamas, OR 97015LINK TO ENTRY FORM 2. Pay the meet entry fee via PayPal below, or by sending cash/check with your entry form.Please pay below or send check/cash via mail with your entry.Entry Fee OptionsPowerlifting (PL) $100.00 USD Single Lift (SL) $75.00 USD PL - w/Late Fee $125.00 USD SL - W/Late Fee $100.00 USD PL - 2 Divisions $130.00 USD SL - 2 Divisions $105.00 USD PL - 2 Divisions Late $155.00 USD SL - 2 Divisions Late $130.00 USD3. Ensure you have a current APA membership card. If you do not, you may purchase one from the APA via their site, or at weigh-ins. YOU MUST FILL OUT AND SEND US THE ENTRY FORM LINKED ABOVE AND SUBMIT PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL (OR CHECK/CASH). It is not enough to simply submit payment via paypal, you must also submit the entry form linked above....

The year 2016 has been a monumental year for strength sports, with some previously "unbreakable" barriers being broken and incredible athletes pushing the boundary of what we thought to be humanly possible. Here is a compilation of what the editors at Kabuki Strength think are the  greatest feats of strength from this year (so far). We hope you enjoy! (note that these are in no particular order) Bonica Lough squats 600lbs in sleevesThe ladies performance in powerlifting and strength sports the last few years has been incredible, to say the least. This squat by Bonica Lough is the heaviest raw (in sleeves) squat of all-time, and the only 600+ pound raw squat for women, ever. An incredible display of strength by an incredible athlete.Yuri Belkin deadlifts 921lbs (418kg) beltless @223lbsCementing himself as one of the greatest deadlifters in history, Yuri narrowly missed the 220lb weight class when he pulled 921lbs in Russia...

On May 28th, Kabuki Strength got a chance to be a small part of an amazing event in Dixon, IL. Mecca Barbell and friends put on a Backyard Fundraiser Meet for Hopekids that raised over $2000 to benefit children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families.

35 lifters got their squat face on with Kabuki Strength’s Duffalo Bar including a team of teens from Primal Fitness and Moline HS wrestling that not only competed, but also spotted and loaded on a very hot day for everyone else.

Thanks to the all the great judges and volunteers that made the day possible including Rob Luyando Roger Ryan, Dave Murphy, Barzeen Vaziri, Beth McBride, Matt Houser, Traci Leach-Oltmans, and especially to Andrew Burnell and his folks, Jackie and Penny Burnell for hosting the event. You can see pictures from this event on this facebook album.