The benefits of SmartBells come from simple to follow yet highly effective circular movements that are independent of weight used. Elite athletes have found significant benefits using SmartBells of every weight class. Workouts using SmartBells are similar to movements in yoga, martial arts and dance as well as sports such as tennis, golf, swimming and baseball where little or no weight is used. With SmartBells, circular and rotational movements work the entire body and all major muscle groups in concert, increasing strength and endurance while improving flexibility, range-of-motion and balance.
For most people, the 5 lb. (2.3 kg) SmartBells Standard is our recommended place to start. It's an ideal weight for learning how to guide SmartBells around you and use its momentum to flow through the different basic movements. It is also an ideal weight for workouts involving partners or groups. The 12 lb. (5.5 kg) SmartBell Standard is significantly more challenging and intended for people who have a higher fitness level, and in some cases might result in fewer repetitions and less workout duration.
The 1.5 lb. (0.68 kg) SmartBells Lite is great for anyone who would like to benefit from SmartBells workouts without adding weight resistance. They are recommended for rehabilitation, seniors, kids or elite athletes looking for subtle patterning. SmartBells Lite are also the perfect choice for people traveling who don’t want to miss their habitual workouts.
The SmartBells Pro series facilitates and promotes the concept of peak performance training. The SmartBells Pro series have a wider grip and range in weight, from 10 to 72 lbs. (4.5 to 33 kg). These weights facilitate a larger arc than the SmartBells Standard series and can be used for traditional power-lifting movements or SmartBells’ circular movements. The 10 lb. (4.5 kg) SmartBells Pro makes these movements accessible to most people. The other 24 – 72 lb. (10.9 to 33 kg) should only be used by highly-trained individuals with high fitness levels. The SmartBells Pro series is a completely new training system that is revolutionizing strength training on all levels.
SmartBells core workouts are designed to systematically work every major muscle group, beginning with a principal focus on the upper body, progressing towards the legs and closing with rotational movements and abdominal exercises.
Yes. SmartBells lunges, plié squats, and a number of other movements provide excellent leg workouts. If you’re up for it, you may wish to try the more challenging jump squats over plié squats. Some elite athletes add jump squats to their exercise program to develop explosive power.
Absolutely! SmartBells were designed to allow you to flow with gravity, not fight against it. SmartBells are meant to incorporate lower impact movements that will leave you feeling energized and invigorated, not drained and exhausted. Feel free to use your SmartBells as much and as often as you like.
We recommend that you begin by learning the movements presented in the core workouts. Afterwards, we encourage you to learn other SmartBells workouts presented in our other materials, or create custom workouts of your own that are fun and focus on your own goals.
Simply use a soft cloth and wash your SmartBells with soap and water, the towel dry. Do not use harsh solvents or abrasive cleaners.