Are you ready for a killer chest workout no matter where you are? Look no further than SmartPress! This equipment features 6 short elastic bands connected to a foam frame, offering an impressive total resistance of 175 LBS (80 KG).
SmartPress is meticulously designed to target and engage your chest muscles. From Chest Press to Chest Flies and weighted Push-Ups, it overcomes three common limitations of these exercises with resistance bands:
- Feel the resistance from the beginning of the movement and get a faster muscler engagement, courtesy of the shorter bands.
- Secure the bands behind your back without any risk of injury, thanks to the comfortable foam frame.
- Quick and hassle-free setup, as there is no need to manipulate the bands to shorten them.
SmartPress is made up of 6 short resistance bands, providing a total resistance of 175 lbs (80 kg). Each band measures 6.3 inches (16 cm) and can stretch up to 5 times its original size. A durable fabric cover surrounds the elastics bands, ensuring their protection and preventing them from stretching beyond their maximum capacity.
The resistance bands are connected to soft handles, which allow for a comfortable and secure grip during workouts. They can be used independently or in conjunction with the SmartWorkout bar by sliding the resistance bar into the handles.
At the back, the bands are securely attached to a foam frame, which serves as a reliable anchor point for exercises behind the back or under the feet. The foam frame measures approximately 20.9 inches (53 cm) in length and 4.7 inches (12 cm) in width, providing stability and support during training sessions.
SmartPress consists of 6 elastic bands with varying levels of resistance:
- White bands: 17.5 lbs (8 kg) each,
- Black bands: 30 lbs (14 kg) each,
- Blue bands: 40 lbs (18 kg) each.
With a maximum total resistance of 175 lbs (80 kg), SmartPress delivers an intense workout experience. If you are craving even more intensity, you can opt for our additional extension of 80 lbs (36 kg). This means you can reach an impressive maximum resistance of 220 lbs (100 kg) by simply replacing the white bands with the extension.
The choice of maximum resistance depends on your level: as a general recommendation, we suggest opting for a maximum resistance of 220 lbs (100 kg) if you are using over 240 lbs (120 kg) for the Chest Press exercise with SmartWorkout Elite, or if you are lifting a weight exceeding 200 lbs (90 kg) for the Bench Press with free weights.
As the bands can be removed, SmartPress offers 7 levels of resistance (9 for those aiming for 220 lbs). For example, by removing the white bands, the maximum perceived resistance is 140 lbs. The bands reach their maximum resistance when stretched to 4 times their initial length, such as during the final phase of a Bench Press movement for most users.
Although the resistance is progressive (lower at the start of the movement, higher at the end of the movement), you will reach the peak intensity faster than with our classic resistance bands set, courtesy of the short bands.
*Depending on the chosen option (175 lbs or 220 lbs).
MAXIMUM RESISTANCE REACHED FASTER
ENSURE COMFORTABLE SECURING OF THE RESISTANCE BANDS
SECURE THE RESISTANCE BANDS WITHOUT THE RISK OF SLIPPING
Achieve optimal results by performing the following exercises with SmartPress. You can use the handles (hammer grip) or the resistance bar (pronation and supination grips).
Lower the frame down to the lower back to feel even more resistance at the start of the movement.
Variant: with the bar. This enhances stability, and ultimately allows to use a greater load.
INCLINED CHEST PRESS
With an upward movement, you will target the upper chest muscles more effectively.
Alternate crossing your arms to distribute the effort evenly between both pectoral muscles.
WEIGHTED PUSH UPS
Secure the equipment easily by placing the soft handles beneath your hands.
CABLE SEATED ROW
In a seated position, secure the resistance bands under your feet. The frame ensures that the bands do not slide towards you during the workout.
The three grips are possible. With the bar: pronation and supination grip; with the handles: hammer grip.