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Rogue Thompson Fatbells

Thompson Fatbell - 9LB
$27.00
Thompson Fatbell - 13LB
$35.00
Thompson Fatbell - 18LB
$39.00
Thompson Fatbell - 26LB
$50.00
Thompson Fatbell - 35LB
$66.00
Thompson Fatbell - 44LB
$80.00
Thompson Fatbell - 53LB
$93.00
Thompson Fatbell - 62LB
$105.00
Thompson Fatbell - 70LB
$119.00
Thompson Fatbell - 80LB
$130.00
Thompson Fatbell - 88LB
$144.00
Thompson Fatbell - 97LB
$155.00
Thompson Fatbell - 106LB
$166.00
Thompson Fatbell - 124LB
$188.00
Thompson Fatbell - 150LB
$215.00

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA No
Color Black
Product Weight Varies
Other Product Specs Color-coded stripe for quick recognition

Original drawings from 2006 by Donnie Thompson.

Rogue Thompson Fatbells

The Rogue Thompson Fatbell was co-developed with powerlifting legend Donnie Thompson as a revolutionary new take on the traditional kettlebell. With this design, we’ve made the simple but significant change of re-positioning the handle inside of the bell—set dead center and straight across like a dumbbell handle within an open-ended, cast-iron sphere. The result, as Donnie explains it himself, is a “perfect geometric shape for maximizing optimal performance,” as your hand and the bell essentially act as one. The center mass design allows athletes to improve the efficiency and balance of every swing/press while also reducing common kettlebell safety risks.

With your hand inside the sphere, “every single infinitesimal point on the surface of that sphere is equal distance to the center of your hand.” This dynamic reduces the shearing force on joints and adds more load distribution on muscle and connective tissue.

Rogue Thompson Fatbells are available in many different weight increments and include Rogue’s signature black powder coat finish. The 9LB, 13LB, and 18LB Fatbell feature an additional, second opening on the underside of the sphere for athletes with smaller hands.

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA No
Color Black
Product Weight Varies
Other Product Specs Color-coded stripe for quick recognition

What Sets the Rogue Thompson Fatbell Apart:

  • 1A Donnie Thompson Innovation

    For Donnie Thompson, decades of experience as both a champion powerlifter and world renowned trainer went into conceptualizing this new breed of kettlebell. Since his first sketch of a spheroid bell with an internal handle back in 2006, the blueprint was refined and perfected into its current dynamic form. If it meets Donnie’s standards, it’s up to just about anybody’s.

  • 2A “Perfect Geometric Shape”

    The center mass design of the Fatbell allows athletes to improve the efficiency and balance of every swing/press while also reducing common kettlebell safety risks. As Donnie Thompson puts it, this is the “perfect geometric shape for maximizing optimal performance,” as your hand and the bell essentially act as one. “Every single infinitesimal point on the surface of that sphere is equal distance to the center of your hand.” This dynamic reduces the shearing force on joints and adds more load distribution on muscle and connective tissue.

  • 3Quality Construction

    Thompson Fatbells feature a solid, cast-iron construction with a black powdercoat finish and a grip-friendly ergo handle. The exterior design includes both Rogue and Thompson branding, as well as a color-coded stripe around the opening for quick recognition. All bells 26LB and up have a flat machined base, while the 9LB, 13LB, and 18LB bells are opened-ended on both the top and bottom, providing an alternative option for athletes with smaller hands.

  • 4Wide Range of Sizes

    Whether you want to order a couple sets of Fatbells for your home gym or equip a larger facility with a full arsenal, there is no shortage of options [see the size chart below or within the order menu]. Bear in mind that along with the diameter of the bell itself, the diameter of the internal Ergo Handle also changes depending on the weight of the Fatbell:
    9LB - 18LB Bells = 32MM diameter handle
    26LB - 88LB Bells = 37MM diameter handle
    97+LB Bells = 40MM diameter handle

  • 5Variety of Applications

    As a hybrid of sorts between a traditional kettlebell and dumbbell, there are countless ways to utilize Thompson Fatbells and incorporate them into your routine; from presses, swings, and lunges to snatches, cleans, rows, and more.

  • 6Reliable Rogue Shipping

    Orders placed by 3PM ship the same business day when your Fatbells are in stock. The Rogue Shipping System allows you to track your order from the time you place it to the time it hits your door. Order today, track today.

Additional Specifications:

  • Based on an original design by Donnie Thompson
  • Interior Handle and Center Mass reduce shearing force, add more load distribution on muscle & connective tissue
  • Solid Cast Iron construction
  • 9LB - 18LB Bells: 32MM diameter Ergo Handle
  • 26LB - 88LB Bells: 37MM diameter Ergo Handle
  • 97+LB Bells: 40MM diameter Ergo Handle
  • Flat machined base (open-ended on 18LB bell)
  • Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Rogue and Thompson branding w/ color-coded stripe for quick recognition
  • Applications: Presses, Swings, Lunges, Snatches, Cleans, Rows, and more

Bell Weight / Diameter

  • 9LB - 161MM
  • 13LB - 172MM
  • 18LB - 185MM
  • 26LB - 194MM
  • 35LB - 204MM
  • 44LB - 214MM
  • 53LB - 221MM
  • 62LB - 230MM
  • 70LB - 236MM
  • 80LB - 244MM
  • 88LB - 244MM
  • 97LB - 256MM
  • 106LB - 262MM
  • 124LB - 273MM
  • 150LB - 286MM
Rogue Thompson Fatbells is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 124.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from something new i have been waiting months for these to get stocked and grabbed some 26 and 35s, i am 59 just getting back into shape, also starting kettlebells, these are definetly easy to work with and easier on the wrists, they do feel heaver than the standard dumber, most likely because the wrist is not as involved, personally they dont replace a kettlebell, they are 2 separate tools, but i am glad i got them, they feel great
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile I bought a pair of 35s when they were briefly available and I am really impressed. They clearly feel better (to me) for any kind of press or row than a dumbbell or kettlebell. You can also position them high up on your traps and do squats (which hits the legs more directly than core intensive double front kb squats). Deadlifts work well too as you have more range of motion than kbs. On the other hand, I would give the edge for swings to kettlebells due to range of motion and momentum from the handle. But hugely prefer fb snatches (more a squat) to kb snatches (more a hinge) as there is no contact with the back of the wrist. If you have no space at home, these are a perfect quarantine solution as you can hit all the major movement patterns hard with just a mid-weight pair and there is no significant learning curve over dumbbells. Maybe that’s why they are always sold out. My only criticism is why Rogue cannot give fatbells the e-coat, ductile iron, made in USA treatment like the new kettlebells so they have a more durable finish. I also really regret not buying much heavier ones for benching and rows where I think these puppies would be unbeatable. p
Date published: 2021-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dumbbells! I’ve been looking at these for awhile now. Some come back in stock. I got them! Solid and well made as expected from Rogue. I feel they are balanced better than regular dumbbells. All the weight is centered. My opinion definitely better than regular dumbbells. I will be getting more in the future.
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Donnie Thompson Fat Bells revolutionizes neutral grip pressing, and every compound movement you can imagine. very unique specialty training tool that you will fall in love with over and over again! 5 stars! It is worth clicking notify me if you can't use the 106/124/150s . It's also worth getting those too ;)
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Thompson Fatbells I love my Thompson Fatbells and am excited to get more ! Praying on a re-stock :)
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the fat bells !!! Love the Donnie Thompson fat bells !!!! I’ve used them at the gym but with the quarantine going on they are priceless!
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to the home gym These are great. They offer a different balance point than traditional dumbbells.
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Dumbbells Pricey but better than traditional dumbbells... Especially for neutral grip presses.
Date published: 2020-10-04
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