meI sip a dry rose with a friend, catch up and regret how the pandemic has driven my workout routine to hell. It was nearly impossible to find that enthusiasm to “get back on the bandwagon” again. I’ve gone from exercise to being a staple of my daily routine (Pilates, spinning, walking, running, personal training) until I don’t have the energy to get off the couch to walk my dog.
I’m sure many of you can understand – especially given that This was a kind of epidemic within a pandemicThis has had detrimental effects on mental health as well.
After listening to my vent, my friend stopped me and said she had a potential solution. “I have something the Virgo brain will love,” she says. Artificial intelligence exercises.
Turns out, she’d discovered an entirely new exercise in an unsuspecting studio in San Diego: Smart Fit method. The plan includes three 20-minute workout sessions per week, customized to your personal capabilities based on artificial intelligence. With just an hour each week, she (along with some friends) was making massive changes in their body composition, strength and stamina.
Nestled between dive bars and a Patagonian store, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this personal training studio is filled with machines that look like a cross between medieval torture devices and chuck norris gym. And of course A machine from NASA sprinkle in it. Science!
When you sign up for Smart Fit, you can access all devices, but method The Smart Fit Method is that you have three sessions per week; One on each machine. And for each of these sessions, you’ll be in and out within 20 minutes (unless you’re walking around to recover, that is). You can sign up or sign up for challenges for six weeks or an annual membership Starting at $299 per month.
ARX Smart 3 and Smart 5
Arguably the most terrifying of the bunch, which certainly looks like a torture device, This set of power machines It consists of leg presses, chest presses, rows, overhead presses, pull-down presses, and more. It uses a computer-controlled motor to adjust to the exact amount of resistance you need in each rep. The machines also save a preset range of motion, height, and limb length (like an advanced version of your car’s driver seat presets). The screen will allow you to Real-time monitoring How far you raise, lower, push, pull, and resist in your concentric and eccentric movements.
I prefer. This is amazing A machine developed by NASA It ties you into tubes and cuffs, and makes you feel like an elite athlete. Vasper uses very cold water in cuffs around your legs, arms, and neck to lower your body temperature. It also limits blood flow by tightening those attached cuffs to improve your workout, add to your “burn”, and more. Apparently this is also a favorite Dave Espry (Bulletproof Founder), and it’s hard to find outside of the super-elite, Too expensive boutique fitness studios.
For a smarter cardio workout, use the Smart Fit method Carol stationary bike. If the peloton used AI and had the voice of a cute British lady telling you that a saber-toothed tiger is chasing you and you have to pedal to survive, it would be Carol. The AI assesses your abilities overall and within each session based on your output, then customizes your resistance so you get a customized workout based on exactly where you are, physiologically.
The Smart Fit team is currently developing a proprietary score that “provides general metrics for each member to measure how fitness impacts longevity,” CEO Rob Darnbrough says.
This would be a combination of scores across an individual’s health profile: the score focuses on strength gains (pushing, pulling, and driving), cardiovascular improvements (based on octane points from a CAROL bike), cellular health improvements (like heart rate variability), body composition changes (body fat percentage, lean mass improvement, circumference measurements), and more.
“Instead of measuring just one factor such as body composition, we measure multiple data points to come up with a comprehensive conclusion,” says co-founder Conor Darnbrough. “This approach will benefit each member to focus their efforts on fitness to improve longevity,” adds Rob Darnbrough.
Members can access their scores and log their progress through the app, which makes it easy to read exactly where they are and what they need.
My own experience
My first few minutes at the seaside fitness oasis started with an espresso – yes, coffee! – which was always free pre-workout (and was very European). This made sense to me; Caffeine is a Powerful Performance Enhancerand studied for its effects on exercise.
Then I went to a preliminary body check. Each member gets a scan on board and then a regular check-in once a week. Body Composition Analyzer was like a file DEXA scan (like one They use it in modern times) without radiation. The 360-degree cameras were able to capture a comprehensive 3D image of my body (silver grey, The Secret World of Alex Mack kind of human point). The coaches reviewed my results so I understand my base health, and identified areas I could improve (like changing my makeup to a little less fat, a bit more muscle, working out my posture, and improving my resting heart rate).
From there, I did an introductory workout on my first device: the Smart 5. As I’ve gathered, this AF workout was tough, so I definitely needed some recovery afterwards. Fortunately, I was able to use a file PEMF tablewhich uses electromagnetic pulses to Reduces inflammation, improves circulation and aids recovery. Smart Fit also has a cooling table, which is like a giant cooling pack for your entire body.
She continued the three workouts per week for six weeks, which represents a total of six hours of exercise. It was all I did apart from my typical weekly Pilates session and walk. And you, the experience was disharmony. In just 20 minutes, you’ll feel as tired and shaky as if you’ve just run a half marathon or done an hour’s CrossFit. My brain couldn’t connect the dots. But even though it was an absurd challenge, he felt powerful.
And while the fitness results have been great for me personally (I lost three percent of my fat mass, and half an inch on my waist), what really amazed me were the improvements in my strength, which were measured automatically thanks to artificial intelligence and robotics.
I saw improvement in every area that was measured. Most exciting was the amount of resistance I could push and hold in eccentric and concentric movements for chest presses, leg presses, and rows. On the first day, I could fight off 525lbs on the leg press; In the end, I could fight 655 pounds – a 25 percent improvement, and 120 extra pounds! I saw a 14 percent improvement in my rows (add 17 pounds), and about an 8 percent improvement in my chest presses (add 10 pounds).
I’ve been reporting on fitness for nearly a decade, and I’ve covered loads of new approaches and workout methods that promise to change the way you exercise, but have ended up being another flash in the pan. I can say for sure that what happens in The Smart Fit Method is not a gimmick. They are developing an approach that will change our view of exercise and measuring health.
If you’re in the San Diego area or near their studio in Kauai, Hawaii, a stop here is a must (first session is free, btw!). And if not, watch for its rapid expansion over the next year.
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