THE BEST RESISTANCE BANDS SET FOR BODYBUILDING IN EUROPE
SmartWorkout Elite has been designed in Europe to offer an effective substitute to classic weight training without giving up results.
After hundreds of design redos and testing, SmartWorkout Elite offers:
PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE, THE ADVANTAGE OF ELASTIC BANDS
Start your chest press at 40 kg and end the movement at 120 kg thanks to the progressive nature of the resistance bands.
The main interest of resistance bands is to adapt perfectly to the human movement, and more precisely to the force curves that are generated by our articular levers during a movement. Conversely, training with free weights or body weight puts more stress on your joints at the start of the movement.
In practical terms, resistance tubes provide more resistance where your body is strongest and less where it is weakest, allowing you to overload your muscles, not your joints.
The best resistance bands set is necessary to take full advantage of this phenomenon to gain muscles. That's what SmartWorkout offers, combining safety, simplicity and intensity during your workout.
NEW - THE SMARTWORKOUT APP
Looking for an easy way to stay motivated and reach your fitness goals?
Look no further than the SmartWorkout application – the first app designed specifically for resistance band workouts.
The app includes :
- 3 specially-crafted training programs for the SmartWorkout equipment, including over 100 very effective fitness sessions
- Over 50 exercises with demonstration video and instructions
- Tracking of your fitness activity and performances
No more excuses to gain muscle with resistance bands : all the content*, available in English, is available FREE of charge for all SmartWorkout users!
*Except for the SmartGains program - one-time fee of €5
RESISTANCE BANDS EXERCISES
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WHY SMARTWORKOUT IS RATED AS THE BEST RESISTANCE BANDS SET FOR STRENGTH TRAINING?
THE SMARTWORKOUT DIFFERENCE
ADJUSTABLE RESISTANCE FROM 5 TO 160 KG
SmartWorkout Elite includes 120 kg of resistance equivalent, but our set has been designed to hold over 160 kg+ of resistance thanks to its strong steel carabiners, iron bar and bands made of natural latex. You can get the 45 kg add-on here if you want to push your limits.
SmartWorkout difference : Standard resistance bands sets are sold with 70 kg of resistance equivalent and can not handle a heavier load.
ULTRA RESISTANT BANDS MADE OF NATURAL LATEX
Soft to the touch, natural latex is extremely resistant, elastic and durable. It is the best material out there to make high quality resistance tubes, which do not snap after a few uses, and where safety rhymes with intensity. It explains why our bands have a great elasticity and can be stretched safely up to 4 times their initial size to perform any exercises, even a standing overhead press.
SmartWorkout difference : Most bands out there are made of plastic (TPE) – rough to the touch, weak and which can snap easily when enough force is applied to it.
THE SMARTWORKOUT BAR
Our resistance bands bar allows to perfectly perform very effective compound exercises such as chest press, deadlift, squat and overhead press. It is an essential tool for training with heavy loads and build muscles with resistance bands.
SmartWorkout difference: SmartWorkout Elite has been designed to be used easily and safely with the training bar, which is not typically included in standard resistance bands set.
We all know stories about bands snapping - rest assured, this won’t happen with SmartWorkout.
Each band has two unbreakable, non-deformable steel rings that clip to the accessories with strong carabiners. Not only is this system unbreakable and safer, it is also more convenient and faster to clip and unclip the bands.
SmartWorkout difference : Standard elastic bands sets have individual carabiners at the edge of each band, which are usually fragile and break quickly.
5. FINISHING TOUCH
Aesthetic and strong, we have designed our accessories to give you the best grip. Our handles are made of non-slip silicone. The ankle straps are padded with neoprene to prevent injuries. The door anchor has a fabric that protects the tubes during its use and prevents them from teasing.
SmartWorkout difference : Standard bobybuilding elastic sets have foam handles, ankle straps are thin and not padded with soft neoprene, while door anchor doesn’t have a fabric that protects bands.
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- What is the difference between SmartWorkout Elite and other resistance bands sets?
- What is the main difference between resistance bands and free weight training?
- Can I really build muscle and get stronger with resistance bands?
- How do I access the workout programs, and what is their fitness goal?
- Why does 20 mn per session is enough to have results (Express Plan)?
- Which exercises can I do with SmartWorkout Elite ?
- What is the delivery time?
SmartWorkout Elite has been designed to last over time. Gain muscles and strength is possible with SmartWorkout Elite only, no need of extra accessories. We wanted to design and offer a real gym equipment, not an interim accessory that will do the job for few weeks only and break after.
SmartWorkout Elite’s 5 differences are:
1. Total resistance: up to 160 kg. SmartWorkout Elite comes with 120 kg of resistance but 45 kg add on are available if you want to push your limits further.
2. Our resistance bands are made of natural latex, versus TPE plastic for standard resistance bands sets. The natural latex, more expensive, is needed to manufacture high quality resistance bands with good elasticity, strong resistance and longer lifetime.
3. Our musculation bar, which is included in SmartWorkout Elite.
4. Our anti-snap mechanism, designed for the workout bar.
5. Our reinforced accessories (handles, ankle straps and door anchor).
In addition, SmartWorkout Elite includes 3 workout plans and a 5-year warranty.
Our warehouse is located in France, allowing us to propose fast delivery across Europe.
The main difference comes from the resistance, which is constant for free weights and variable for bands.
For example, if you do a bicep curl with 20 kg dumbbells, the resistance is 20 kg when you start the exercise and 20 kg when you finish the exercise. It is constant. It does not vary.
SmartWorkout uses variable resistance training, which effectively lowers the resistance during the weakest range of the lift and increases it during the stronger portion. As a result, you put less stress on your joints where you are weaker and more stress at points in the range of motion where you are stronger.
Both types of resistance are different and will stress your muscles differently, but all in all, bands are as efficient as free weights to build muscles, as long as the right equipment is used.
Of course you can, thanks to the variable resistance.
A lot of scientific studies have demonstrated that, the real characteristic of elastics – variable resistance – allows to request enough your muscle to become stronger.
The first advantage of variable resistance is to fit perfectly to the human movement. It lowers the resistance during the weakest range of the lift and increases it during the stronger portion, allowing you to overload your muscles, not your joints, and to take your muscles to a much deeper level of fatigue since you are training with all ranges of motion.
However, you need the right equipment to benefit from the variable resistance, with heavy loading available to build muscles and an optimal grip. That’s what we wanted to provide with SmartWorkout Elite.
Of course, the diet remains as essential as it is with free weights in order to have good results !
Our resistance band workout programs are available on the SmartWorkout app! There are easy to follow and give your fitness journey the boots it needs.
To access it, simply download the SmartWorkout – ENG app on your smartphone, downloadable on IOS and Android.
Access to the app is completely free and includes:
- 2 elastic bands workout programs,
- 1 Library of over 50 exercises
- Tracking feature.
In addition, it is possible to unlock the SmartGains program (strength training program with resistance bands) for a one-time payment of 5€.
Here is a short description the programs :
SmartGains Workout Program :
- Goal: Hypertrophy (muscle volume) and Strength
- Sessions Push/ Pull/ Legs over 9 weeks
- 50 mn / session; 5 sessions /week
The number of sets and reps varies over the course of the program: the first few weeks have a high number of reps while the last few weeks contain a lower number of reps to emphasize strength.
The goal of the program is to gain maximum muscle volume over 8 weeks.
Express Workout Program :
- Goal: Athletic & Fit
- Full Body sessions over 8 weeks
- 20 mn / session; 4 sessions / week
Each session is a full-body workout composed of mostly polyarticular exercises. The exercises are to be performed in a single series until muscular failure.
The goal of the program is to grow muscle quickly, in less than 20 minutes a day.
Strong & Beautiful Workout Program:
- Goal: Tone (Focus Legs) & Weight Loss
- Split sessions over 6 weeks
- 45 mn / session; 5 sessions / week
The program consists of 2 leg sessions, 2 Full Body sessions and 1 Cardio/Abdo session per week.
The goal of the program is to build muscle while burning calories.
The SmartWorkout - ENG application is only available in English. If you prefer content on other language, no problem: our 3 programs have been translated into local language and are available in PDF format in your digital space.
Click on this link if you want more information about the SmartWorkout App.
20 minutes of workout per day is enough to have results thanks to muscle failure training.
Each session of our Express workout-plan is composed by 5 exercises, with only one set per exercise until muscle failure, versus 4 or 5 sets for classing training session, allowing you to save a lot of time.
Training to failure is repeating an exercise to the point of momentary muscular failure, i.e. the point where the neuromuscular system can no longer produce adequate force to overcome a specific workload.
Muscle failure training matches perfectly with resistance bands as the resistance is variable: the resistance is low at the beginning of the movement - when your muscle is weak – and it increases notably at the end of the movement – when your muscle is strong. In one set only, you can take your muscles to a deeper level of fatigue.
Is 1 set training to failure more efficient than several sets of 10 reps?
Studies do not demonstrate that one way of training is better, but with the first, you can save a lot of time thanks to short but intense sessions.
There is no limit and you can complete an infinity of exercises using our bar, handles and ankle straps.
However, we advise to focus on compound exercises such as Chest Press, Deadlift, Squat as these exercises are an excellent way to get your entire body physically fit and fully functional.
Our orders are dispatched on a daily basis from our French warehouse.
In most European countries (FR, BE, DE, IT, SP, NL, AT), we offer a fast delivery between 3 and 5 business days at a cost of 2-3€. The delivery is FREE in Europe from 100€ !
An Express shipping is also available ( 1 – 2 business days) at an extra cost.
All shipping time and costs are confirmed at the checkout.