Prime SmartStrength Technology (Part 1)

“Find your Prime and maximise your training benefits”

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 selectorised equipment is their patented SmartStrength technology.

What is SMART STRENGTH?

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 fibre recruitment, from origin to insertion. A game changer in strength training.

How it 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 selectorised 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.

(next week we bring you an independent study on how beneficial the Prime technology can be for you and your training, stay tuned)

Contact the Temple team to start taking advantage of the Prime benefits today.

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