FAQ: Flyweight - Major League Conditioning, Every Damn Day.
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What is it made out of?

The Flyweight is made out of industrial grade materials: metal alloy, anti-friction nylon, liquid silicone rubber, and black electrocoat.

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How is Flyweight different from a kettlebell/dumbbell/club?

Dumbbells, weighted clubs, and kettlebells are designed for vertical one-way resistance with a slower return to the start position. Kettlebells can’t be gripped with natural grip, hands shoulder width apart, or with a two-hand underhand grip. The configurations and handling of Flyweight make the most of the Force = Mass x Acceleration equation through full ranges of motion in different paths.

With Flyweight, each of the 8 configurations allows you to accelerate out and away from the body, which forces you to actively decelerate and brake on the other side. In some ways, it’s closer to a medicine ball or battle ropes than a kettlebell or club. But battle ropes are quite limited and medicine balls allow you to shortcut your effort by utilizing the bounce. In contrast, Flyweight is a device you can freely accelerate on both sides of the movement.

The two-way resistance of Flyweight forces you to accelerate-brake-accelerate on every rep. So when you accelerate, you prioritize one set of muscle groups. When you brake, you prioritize another. And when you accelerate on the reverse side you prioritize yet another.

So what is especially unique about the two-way resistance of Flyweight is the active acceleration and braking on both sides of the movement of every rep to work both sides of the movement with symmetry. Think of a row machine or ski machine, in contrast, which pull you back.

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Can you add resistance to it?

Resistance is scaled through the amount of acceleration. That’s how Flyweight is estimated to deliver up to 130lbs of resistance. (Using the equation Force = Mass x Acceleration.) Like with a pair of boxing gloves, baseball, golf or tennis swing, and sprinting, force is generated through acceleration, not by adding weight.

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Does it have internal moving parts that shift along the inside?

The parts are solid metal. There is no shifting inside of the weights. Any shifting inside would actually work against the idea of max acceleration-braking-acceleration in every rep. It would have been far cheaper and easier to make a hollow-filled product, but that’s not what Flyweight is about.

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Is there a subscription fee for the FlyCode app?

No, access to the FlyCode app is free with your purchase of a Flyweight. There are no additional fees.

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When will I get my Flyweight?

We have already completed our first round of production and have a limited number of units ready to ship at the end of April for those that back the campaign on March 21st.

Those backing the campaign after the available units have sold out can expect their Flyweight to ship in July-August.

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