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Kabuki X Ghost Racks

When we set out to partner with an American manufacturer for our first major piece of weightroom equipment, we knew it couldn't be just anyone. After all, we design and engineer the highest quality barbells in the game, so it only made sense to find the crème de la crème in the rack world to team up with.

The story of how Ghost Strong Equipment got started even rings familiar to our own story - owner Tim Grissel saw a need to improve on a standard piece of gym equipment that just wasn't cutting it - the J-Cup. Now, there is near-unanimous consent that not only is Ghost's J-Cup (included with both racks) the best in the industry, but their racks are a step above what anyone else is doing in terms of quality, functionality, durability, and aesthetics. All this to say, we can't imagine any other company to team up with than the incredible folks over at Ghost Strong.

Don't believe us? Check out this review of the Combo Rack HD.

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This week we are partnering with Coop over at to giveaway the first production Kabuki X Ghost Combo Rack HD + a Kabuki 250k PSI Power Bar. Details on how to enter below (copied from giveaway post).


Kabuki Strength and Ghost Strong Equipment said they wanted to do a giveaway. I said NOT SO FAST! You’re not trying to just giveaway something small right? RIGHT?! I want only your BIGGEST and BEST for our home gym community. People need some LOVE right now! Here's some love friends ❤️


  1. Follow @garagegymreviews & @kabukistrengthlab & @ghoststrongequipment on Instagram.
  2. Like this post on Instagram.
  3. Tag two friends in the post comments.

Best of luck ya filthy animals!

The winner of this giveaway will receive a Kabuki Strength X Ghost Strong Combo Rack (valued at $4,400) and a Kabuki Strength New Gen Power Power Bar. This is quite possibly the biggest giveaway in the KNOWN UNIVERSE. 

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We threw an impromptu meet for our @specialolympics athletes because their planned competition was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak! What incredible athletes and a tremendous effort from Randy, Eric, Kaylin, and Brandon ❤️ Over the last 10 weeks they have worked hard and diligently with Coaches Cassie @cassandralamadrid, Colby @colbystrunk, and Havvy @_havster_lifts training at The Lab and peaking for their meet. Today they gave it their all and hit some big PRs! Way to go team! Huge thanks to all our staff and members who showed up on a minutes notice to make this event happened! Randy, Eric, Kaylin, and Brandon are now honorary Lab members and welcome to train with us anytime!!! #specialolympics #kabukiculture


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Watch Chris Squat 1000lbs x3

Kabuki Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Chris Duffin recently made history by becoming the first man to rep 1000lbs in the both the squat and the deadlift.

Part 2 of Chris' #GrandGoals campaign was a monster set of 1000x3 in the squat. Check out the video at the link below, as well as a Men's Health article covering it. 

Dr. Kelly Starrett also did a follow-up interview and discussion with Chris on The Ready State instagram page. Link to that below as well. 

Watch 1000x3 Squat Video
Kelly Starrett + Chris Duffin #GrandGoals Discussion
Men's Health Article

We're happy to announce two upcoming Principles of Loaded Movement courses later this year in the United Kingdom! Make sure to sign-up for the early bird discount program on each course page to save $100 on registration.

Dublin, Ireland

August 1-2, 2020
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm
ABS Powerlifting Dublin
Unit 5 Tolka Valley Industrial Estate,
Ballyboggan Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 
Register for Dublin Course

Manchester, England

August 8-9, 2020
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm
6 New Hall Hey Road
Rossendale, BB4 6HP, United Kingdom
Register for Manchester Course

Hey folks, given the current #coronavirus situation, our coaches are going to be shooting some videos on movements and exercises you can do at home with no or minimal equipment. Although it’s no substitute for a weight room, you’d be surprised at the amount of stimulus movements like these can provide when performed with intent. Click through the link below to see our free educational video playlist on YT.

Stay safe and thank you for helping #FlattenTheCurve

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Very cool to see the Mountaindog himself John Meadows using Kabuki barbells in his epic training videos

Check out the two videos linked below to see what John and Mr. O Brandon Curry think of the Kadillac Bar, as well as a cool circuit featuring the Trap Bar HD.


Watch Mr. O Kadillac Bar Video
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Watch Trap Bar Circuit
Buy Trap Bar HD

Kabuki Strength barbells are designed, engineered, prototyped, tested, and manufactured at The Lab in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our products are engineered and produced out of a need for research-based, biomechanically-sound strength equipment for the modern athlete. We are committed to building a legacy and adding value to an industry with a long tradition of great coaches and innovators. We are proud American manufacturers of the industry’s best and most effective strength equipment.

Transformer Bar
Kadillac Bar
250k PSI Power Bar
Combo Rack HD
Trap Bar HD
Duffalo Bar
250k PSI Squat Bar
Power Rack

We wanted to share this user-submitted image by Dylan from Washington. Click here to view the original post.

Just the essentials! Four of five available on! You'll have to find the '63 Austin Healey 3000 somewhere else ;)

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All of us here at Kabuki Strength love the sport of powerlifting and want to see it continue growing.  We believe the discipline and pursuit of a competitive goal is one of the best things a strength athlete or lifter can do for their long-term success, regardless of experience level.

As a way to encourage participation in competition and to promote the benefits of a dynamic, goal-centered relationship between coach and athlete - we're offering any new or existing Virtual Coaching client who completes both of the following two requirements a FREE Kabuki Strength Bar of their choice:

1. Register for and compete in an approved regional, national, or world-level competition during the course of your coaching with Kabuki Strength.

2. Complete at least 6 continuous months of Weekly Virtual Coaching with Kabuki Strength.

Qualifying meets are determined based on a minimum lifter threshold and the current list can be found below. If you think a qualifying meet is missing from this list, please email

* Limit of 1x free barbell per athlete, shipping not included. Valid only with Weekly Virtual Coaching service after 6x full billing cycles. Both requirements must be met.

As in most sports, the coach-athlete relationship is central to progress and performance in competition be it powerlifting, strongman, or weightlifting. Successful coaching goes far beyond programming and encompasses movement prep, rehab/prehab, athletic development, and mental conditioning.

We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your training and competition goals. If you have any questions about this initiative or Virtual Coaching, we invite you to sign up for a FREE 15 Minute Strategy Call with a coach at the link below. You can also email for any other questions.

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Trap Bar HD

The industry’s best and most versatile Trap Bar by Kabuki Strength. Great post by @ckingstrength showing a few different exercises. Get yours at the link in our story.

Our new Trap Bar HD features swappable handle brackets to allow for effective, bio-mechanically advantageous use by athletes and lifters of all sizes. When you order, you will have the choice of narrow (23”), standard (25”), or wide (27”) brackets. Of course, the bar still features swappable grips (comes standard with 1” and 1.5”) and our 2” rolling/fixed Love Handles are available.

In addition, the updated version of the bar features machined, zinc-plated sleeves which are detachable for reduced (up to 75% less) shipping costs. Of course, our stamped Squat Face end-caps come standard, along with a beefier, more refined 30kg design and 1500lb load capacity.

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New #GrandGoals Shirt

All proceeds from sales of our new #GrandGoals shirt will go to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. Featuring a new take on the classic "Grand Goals" branding, this shirt is designed to be worn in the gym and out as a statement piece. It comes in 3 unique colorways: Oxblood Black, Charcoal Black Triblend, and White Fleck Triblend.

#GrandGoals Shirt

Is the time you are spending rolling, smashing, stretching, and mobilizing an effective use of your time and resources? Do you know the underlying goal behind the work you are doing? Brad Cox - today’s guest - and our hosts discuss the importance of knowing the why behind the what, where, and when as it pertains to various recovery methodologies. In a fitness industry quickly being saturated by new techniques and tools, stepping back and putting your own needs/goals in context and understanding the nuances surrounding what you are trying to achieve is an important, yet oft forgotten practice.

We hope you’ll tune in as Strength Chat hosts Rudy and Chris sit down in-person with Brad, co-founder of Acumobility and long-time friend of Kabuki Strength to discuss all things mobility, recovery, rehab, and movement! 

You can listen to Strength Chat on all podcast platforms including iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube (with video). 

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