Discover the Benefits of
Slow Motion Strength Training
Slow motion strength training (SMST) is a unique exercise method that's best experienced firsthand, which is why we invite you to try your first session for free. We're confident that once you give it a try, you'll fall in love with the transformative effects of this innovative approach.
Curious about SMST? Here's a brief overview of our method:
The Smart Exercise Philosophy
Our "Smart Exercise" approach is built on four foundational principles:
Challenging workouts that optimize the body's metabolic response to exercise.
Brief exercise routines which enable high-intensity exercise (you can't sprint an entire marathon).
Sufficient Recovery periods between training sessions to promote thorough recuperation and maximum benefits.
Safe exercises that minimize the risk of injury.
Slow Motion Strength Training embodies these principles, providing an effective, efficient, and secure workout experience.
A Revolutionary Method
Developed in 1982, SMST was designed to challenge the muscles as effectively and efficiently as possible, in order to stimulate the numerous health benefits associated with effective exercise, while at the same time prioritizing safety and minimizing any risk of injury.
The SMST Process
The core concept of Slow Motion Strength Training is simple: move as slowly as possible against the resistance of each exercise (i.e., lifting and lowering the weights). This typically means taking around 10 seconds to move in each direction, or 20 seconds per repetition—making it not just slow, but super slow.
Moving this slowly has two primary benefits:
1. Enhanced muscle engagement for more effective exercise: Slow movements eliminate momentum on the way forward and negate gravity's assistance on the way back. Without these forces, muscles remain continuously engaged, quickly leading to deep fatigue. This fatigue sends a powerful stimulus to the body, resulting in stronger muscles and numerous other positive effects.
2. Safety through minimal force: Rapid weightlifting movements require muscles to produce more force than necessary, increasing the likelihood of injury. Slow motion exercise ensures that only the safest amount of force is used to lift any given weight, reducing injury risk and promoting long-term well-being.