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Old 10-22-2015, 06:21 PM   #1
Shawn M Wilson
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new KB design by Rogue

http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-thompson-fatbells (wfs)

Thoughts on these vs a standard Kb?

Would be interesting to see how the really do vs a standard KB. I know with the wrist injury I sustained a year ago sometimes they really kill my grip / wrist with all the play / swing on them.

Seriously considering getting one of these if they do help because of how the grip is centered in the entire weight.

And as much as I hate seeing KBs dropped I think these would bounce less in those crazy directions when someone dropped vs a standard one.

Thoughts on worth picking one up?
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:48 AM   #2
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

Any real benefits here?

Seem a little gimmicky

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Old 10-23-2015, 05:04 AM   #3
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

Physically, it will act more like a dumbbell. I like it. I really don't like snatching kettlebells. I'd like snatching the new style, I think.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:48 AM   #4
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

I'm going to get one to test out, they would be absolutely awesome for manmakers at the very least.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:55 AM   #5
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

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Any real benefits here?

Seem a little gimmicky

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I think they would be useful for teaching new people how to swing a kb but can you fit 2 hands inside one of them?

As an older guy with a wrist injury the biggest benefit I could get is still getting that work in but without the wrist pain / numbness.

I have used Dbells but honestly after 55lbs or more it gets to be a pain to swing between the leg due to the size of them. Something compact would be nice obviously.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:24 AM   #6
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

Judging by the pictures on the Rogue website, it does not look like you can grab the fatbells with both hands on the handle.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:52 AM   #7
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

I'm confused as to how they get a hollowed out kb up to 88 lbs. Maybe they're bigger than they look.
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

Comes out to be between 9.5-10 inches in diameter according to the website for the 88lb one
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:55 PM   #9
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

My gym is about 90% Rogue, so I'm a fan. A BIG fan of what they do but...

this is garbage. Yes, yes, I know - I haven't tried it yet, so I'll still state that opinion and would be perfectly willing to admit I was wrong and jump on the bandwagon of the new and shiny if it ended up decent.

I'm a major fan of all things RKC, Russian KB training, Fedorenko, Ivan Denisov, Long Cycle KB work, etc. To me, the often overlooked benefits of KB training are learning to harden the body up, develop better wrist, grip, forearm strength, learn proper movement with a snatch, a clean, getting the bell into and holding it in the rack position, etc. All things that are worked and part of the deal, as it has been for decades and as it has been demonstrated by those better than Donnie Thompson and the guys are Rogue (specific to KBs of course). Yes, the dude (Donnie) is a monster of strength - I get it and respect his powerlifting totals but if you can get VF or Denisov to give it 2 thumbs up, then I'm all over it. Otherwise, bleh.

To me this feels a lot like the trend as of late in many things - especially in fitness - dumbing it down so everyone can try it!

Leave my beloved KBs alone.

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Old 10-25-2015, 09:35 AM   #10
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Re: new KB design by Rogue

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My gym is about 90% Rogue, so I'm a fan. A BIG fan of what they do but...

this is garbage. Yes, yes, I know - I haven't tried it yet, so I'll still state that opinion and would be perfectly willing to admit I was wrong and jump on the bandwagon of the new and shiny if it ended up decent.

I'm a major fan of all things RKC, Russian KB training, Fedorenko, Ivan Denisov, Long Cycle KB work, etc. To me, the often overlooked benefits of KB training are learning to harden the body up, develop better wrist, grip, forearm strength, learn proper movement with a snatch, a clean, getting the bell into and holding it in the rack position, etc. All things that are worked and part of the deal, as it has been for decades and as it has been demonstrated by those better than Donnie Thompson and the guys are Rogue (specific to KBs of course). Yes, the dude (Donnie) is a monster of strength - I get it and respect his powerlifting totals but if you can get VF or Denisov to give it 2 thumbs up, then I'm all over it. Otherwise, bleh.

To me this feels a lot like the trend as of late in many things - especially in fitness - dumbing it down so everyone can try it!

Leave my beloved KBs alone.
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