SmartStrength™

SmartStrength™

PRIME SmartStrength Technology. Strength In Numbers.

PRIME is changing the world of strength training equipment. Through a keen focus on craftsmanship and innovation, PRIME has created a portfolio of the most elite strength equipment in the world. The cornerstone of PRIME’s plate loaded and selectorized equipment is their patented SmartStrength technology.

PRIME SmartStrength Technology. Strength In Numbers.

PRIME is changing the world of strength training equipment. Through a keen focus on craftsmanship and innovation, PRIME as created a portfolio of the most elite strength equipment in the world. The cornerstone of PRIME’s plate loaded and selectorized equipments their patented SmartStrength technology.

What is SmartStrength?

SmartStrength is a revolutionary built-in variable resistance technology. With SmartStrength, a user has the ability to move the peak resistance throughout the range of motion of an exercise. Meaning, a user can train a muscle in the shortened position (end of the motion), medial position (middle of the motion) or lengthened position (beginning of the motion). This manipulation of the strength curve means more muscle fiber recruitment, from origin to insertion. A game changer in strength training.

How SmartStrength Works

First, it’s important to understand that our bodies all have a natural strength curve, meaning we are naturally stronger at certain positions of an exercise motion (typically lifters are weakest in the shortened position of the exercise).

This highlights the key limitation of traditional strength equipment; a single resistance load throughout the entire exercise motion.

Without the ability to manipulate the resistance of an exercise, a user can only challenge a portion of the musculature being isolated. In other words, a majority of the muscle is not being trained at the maximum output potential.

Over the past several years, the concept of VRT (Variable Resistance Training) has seen a rapid growth in popularity – in large part, because it addresses this issue of resistance, and how it relates to output. VRT tools such as bands and chains offer the ability to increase (progressive resistance) or decrease (regressive assistance) the resistance at specific points in the exercise motion, increasing the overall output potential of an exercise.

PRIME’s SmartStrength technology has taken the principle of VRT and applied it to selectorized and plate loaded strength equipment. With SmartStrength, PRIME equipment features a built-in VRT tool, giving the user a controlled and consistent ability to manipulate the peak resistance throughout the exercise motion.

SmartStrength in Action

Selectorized SmartStrength – SmartCam

SmartStrength is implemented on PRIME’s selectorized equipment with their patented SmartCam technology. With the simple adjustment of the SmartCam lever, a user can move the peak resistance across 5 settings (or locations) throughout the exercise motion. (See SmartCam Setting Cart).

 

 

Plate Loaded SmartStrength – Torque Arm

PRIME has also applied their SmartStrength technology on their plate loaded line. Highlighted by the revolutionary 3-peg Torque Arm design, PRIME plate loaded equipment follows the same 5 SmartStrength resistance settings. Users select their setting by the specific placement of weight plates across the 3-peg Torque Arms.

 

R.I.S.E. Research Study Results

The Science Behind SmartStrength

R.I.S.E. (Research Institute of Sports Engineering), a 3rd party sports engineering research group recently performed a study on PRIME’s SmartStrength technology. Among the findings, the study showed that using PRIME’s SmartStrength technology demonstrated a significant improvement in maximal force output at all angles vs. a non-adjusted resistance curve protocol. Click the link below to view the entire R.I.S.E. study.

Download the R.I.S.E. SmartCam Research Evaluation PDF

What is SmartStrength?

SmartStrength is a revolutionary built-in variable resistance technology. With SmartStrength, a user has the ability to move the peak resistance throughout the range of motion of an exercise. Meaning, a user can train a muscle in the shortened position (end of the motion), medial position (middle of the motion) or lengthened position (beginning of the motion). This manipulation of the strength curve means more muscle fiber recruitment, from origin to insertion. A game changer in strength training.

How SmartStrength Works

First, it’s important to understand that our bodies all have a natural strength curve, meaning we are naturally stronger at certain positions of an exercise motion (typically lifters are weakest in the shortened position of the exercise).

This highlights the key limitation of traditional strength equipment; a single resistance load throughout the entire exercise motion.

Without the ability to manipulate the resistance of an exercise, a user can only challenge a portion of the musculature being isolated. In other words, a majority of the muscle is not being trained at the maximum output potential.

Over the past several years, the concept of VRT (Variable Resistance Training) has seen a rapid growth in popularity – in large part, because it addresses this issue of resistance, and how it relates to output. VRT tools such as bands and chains offer the ability to increase (progressive resistance) or decrease (regressive assistance) the resistance at specific points in the exercise motion, increasing the overall output potential of an exercise.

PRIME’s SmartStrength technology has taken the principle of VRT and applied it to selectorized and plate loaded strength equipment. With SmartStrength, PRIME equipment features a built-in VRT tool, giving the user a controlled and consistent ability to manipulate the peak resistance throughout the exercise motion.

SmartStrength in Action

Selectorized SmartStrength – SmartCam

SmartStrength is implemented on PRIME’s selectorized equipment with their patented SmartCam technology. With the simple adjustment of the SmartCam lever, a user can move the peak resistance across 5 settings (or locations) throughout the exercise motion. (See SmartCam Setting Cart).

 

 

Plate Loaded SmartStrength – Torque Arm

PRIME has also applied their SmartStrength technology on their plate loaded line. Highlighted by the revolutionary 3-peg Torque Arm design, PRIME plate loaded equipment follows the same 5 SmartStrength resistance settings. Users select their setting by the weight placement.

 

R.I.S.E. Research Study Results

The Science Behind SmartStrength

R.I.S.E. (Research Institute of Sports Engineering), a 3rd party sports engineering research group recently performed a study on PRIME’s SmartStrength technology. Among the findings, the study showed that using PRIME’s SmartStrength technology demonstrated a significant improvement in maximal force output at all angles vs. a non-adjusted resistance curve protocol. Click the link below to view the entire R.I.S.E. study.

Download the R.I.S.E. SmartCam Research Evaluation PDF