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Product Features
  • Adjustable Camber: The bar's adjustable camber lets users alter the load angle and position relative to their body. This allows customisation to mimic different squat styles, significantly affecting muscle recruitment and load distribution.
  • Variable Grip and Shoulder Demands: Provides a range of grip positions reducing wrist, elbow, and shoulder strain. Its adaptability caters to those with mobility restrictions or injuries.
  • Ergonomic Pads: The transformer bar is equipped with specially designed pads that conform to the lifter's back, ensuring comfort and stability. This ergonomic design, while not compromising scapula mobility, provides support, reduces pressure, and enhances the lifter's overall experience. It's particularly beneficial for individuals with mobility restrictions or injuries.
  • Form Closure Enhancement: The adjustable camber helps lifters find the most anatomically favourable squat position, optimising joint alignment and minimising injury risk by promoting natural joint congruency.
  • Force Closure Improvement: Allows lifters to engage crucial stabilizing muscles around the hips, spine, and upper back. Adjustments can reduce shoulder discomfort, encouraging better engagement of upper back and core muscles for improved joint security.
Product Dimensions

Purpose: Multi-function Squat Bar

Bar Weight: 25kg

Length: 90.5” Wider 54″ centre bar for better fitment with all standard racks. For reference, a standard power bar is 52″ between sleeve collars Bar

Diameter: 32mm

Handle Type: Long/Angled Knurled/Textured

Handles: Yes Shaft

Finish: Bright Zinc Sleeve

Finish: Black Oxide Olympic-Sized

Sleeves: Yes

Made In: USA

Product Education

The Kabuki Transformer Bar is a versatile, adjustable safety squat bar designed for athletes of all levels to improve various squat movement patterns with greater efficiency. It features a cambered spring-pin mechanism that can be set in six different fixed positions, each separated by 30 degrees. These positions replicate common squat patterns: hinge, low bar, high bar, SSB, front squat, and goblet squat.

In addition to the angle settings, users can adjust the lift's "difficulty" using a second mechanism that offers four different placement options for the weight sleeve. This adjusts the distance between the weight's center of mass and the bar on the lifter’s back.

Overall, the Transformer Bar provides 24 unique setting combinations. This versatility optimizes time spent in the weight room for entire teams of athletes as well as for individual users.

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Adjustable Camber

The bar's adjustable camber lets users alter the load angle and position relative to their body. This allows customisation to mimic different squat styles, significantly affecting muscle recruitment and load distribution.

Ergonomic Pads

The transformer bar is equipped with specially designed pads that conform to the lifter's back, ensuring comfort and stability. This ergonomic design, while not compromising scapula mobility, provides support, reduces pressure, and enhances the lifter's overall experience. It's particularly beneficial for individuals with mobility restrictions or injuries.

Variable Grip and Shoulder Demands

Provides a range of grip positions reducing wrist, elbow, and shoulder strain. Its adaptability caters to those with mobility restrictions or injuries.

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FAQs

Please read our FAQs page to find out more.

What’s the difference between the Made in Oregon & the Made in Ohio bars?

The Transformer Bar [Made in Ohio - Rogue] variant is manufactured and shipped by our partner Rogue Fitness from their Ohio facility. The bar is functionally identical (and features the same Kabuki Power branding) to the Kabuki-manufactured Made in Oregon variant with the following differences:

- - Matte Black Finish (vs. a slightly glossier BK-08 powdercoat)
- Detent Locking Pin to attach sleeve to bracket (vs. secure twist-lock mechanism)
- Laser-cut labels and markings (vs. polyurethane color labels)
- Optional shorter handles
- Flat profile pull-pin

Who should use the Transformer Bar?

Everyone, including competitive powerlifters outside a narrow competition prep window. The Transformer Bar is especially popular with athletic populations, mobility-restricted individuals, and beginners wanting to learn to squat correctly.

Why is it easier to squat and/or learn to squat with the Transformer Bar?

Much in the same way it’s easier to teach a beginner to squat with a kettlebell goblet squat vs. a straight bar back squat, the Transformer Bar allows for better positioning and loading especially for untrained or mobility-restricted populations, without the limited weight restrictions of a front-loaded goblet squat.

Why are the handles on the Transformer Bar so much longer than other safety squat bars?

Longer handles improve a lifter's ability to maintain a stacked, neutral spine and optimally create intra-abdominal pressure.

What’s the best setting for a beginner to use when learning how to squat correctly?

We’ve found that Front Squat - 2 or SSB - 2 is the easiest position to start with - allowing for immediate improvements in squat mechanics while maintaining the feel of a traditional straight barbell squat.

What is the bar’s weight rating?

The bar has been tested and is regularly used by some elite lifters with over 1000lbs of load.  No one had lifted it yet, but it has been tested with 1,200lbs of load. The Transformer Bar is an American-made, purpose-built, high quality bar and is able to handle serious weights. Happy squatting!

Can the Transformer Bar be stored in a vertical weight holder?

Absolutely!  The Transformer Bar can be stored vertically or horizontally.

Like other safety squat bars, can this stay on your shoulders even without holding onto the handles? For instance - for single leg work while holding onto a bar in front for stability.

The ability of the bar to balance on your shoulders without hands on the handles depends on the setting used. Certain settings require the lifter to hold onto the handles, particularly those where the weight's center of gravity is shifted posteriorly. 

Does the Transformer Bar fit in a regular rack?

Yes, the Transformer Bar can be racked on any rack with a minimum width of 52”.

What is the difference between the Transformer Bar and a safety squat bar?

The SSB position is one of numerous positions available on the Transformer Bar thanks to its patented adjustment mechanism that allows you to adjust both camber angle and height. This functionality makes the Transformer Bar the most versatile squat bar available on the market, giving athletes and lifters unparalleled versatility in choosing the appropriate position - whether you want to replicate traditional straight bar front or back (low and high bar) squats, or play around with different variations including hinge, SSB, or goblet squats at varying levels of difficulty.

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