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Utilizing resilient force resistance

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482 - Exercise devices

482092000 - USER MANIPULATED FORCE RESISTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
482122000 And user supplied counter force 140
482129000 Resilient component attached to stationary support 78
482127000 Torsion type resister 11
482128000 Linearly compressed resister 4
20130072360BACK-EXTENSION CHAIR FOR THE PREVENTION OF LOW BACK PAIN SYMPTOMS - A chair-like exercising apparatus comprises a back, a seat, front legs, rear legs, and resistance element(s) which provide a broad range of resistance force adjustable by the user for the back extension exercise. The chair back pivotally connects to the rear legs directly, and pivotally connects to the front legs or rear legs through the resistance element(s). The resistance element comprises a compress-coil-spring cylinders (or constant-force-spring devices) and the cylinder holders (or the device holders). The resistance level of the back extension exercise is adjusted by switching the interchangeable compress-coil-spring cylinders (or constant-force-spring devices) of appropriate loads inside the cylinder holders (or device holders). A user sits on the chair and sway backward to perform back extension exercise after selecting an appropriate resistance level based on his/her physical condition. The apparatus is simple, affordable and can be used as a regular chair in its locked position. A regular back extension exercise with proper resistance force strengthens the low back muscles (erector spinae), improves and prevents the low back pain symptoms.03-21-2013
20090088304EXERCISE DEVICE - An exercise device includes a cylindrical housing closed at one end and having a spring arranged therein. A plunger is connected with the housing and abuts against the spring. The plunger is adapted to reciprocate within the housing against the force of the spring. More particularly, the plunger includes a handle exterior of the housing which is grasped by the user. The closed end of the housing includes a pad which is placed against the chest of the user. The user grips the handle and displaces the plunger against the force of the spring to exercise the biceps muscle.04-02-2009
20100029450Crunch ball rotator tension bar exerciser - rotating and tension bar exerciser in which it's movements are controlled by a 360 degree rotating bearing section which connects rotating balls and spindles to each handle of the bar. Using the rotation of the exerciser will causes the body to rotate in ways which otherwise could not be obtained.02-04-2010
20120094812EXERCISE BAR HAVING SLIDING HAND GRIPS - An exercise apparatus includes an elongate bar having a medial portion and opposed ends disposed outwardly of the medial portion with a pair of hand grips mounted on the bar in spaced-apart relation and configured to slide along the length of the bar against a resistance force from a first exercise position to a second exercise position. A resistance member fixed to the bar and movably attached to at least one of the hand grips increases the resistance force as the hand grip slides along the bar from the first exercise position to the second exercise position. The resistance member includes inner and outer band attachment mounts spaced-apart along the length of the bar and an elastic band attached to and disposed between the band attachment mounts. A user performs push-up exercises from a prone position and barbell exercises from a supine position or a standing position.04-19-2012
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20130029811EXERCISE DEVICE HAVING ADJUSTABLE RESISTANCE FORCE - An exercise device for exercising hand, wrist, arm, and upper body muscles having adjustable force resistance and a force setting indicator. The exercise device includes a housing, a first handle connected to one end of the housing, a second handle connected to the opposite end of the housing, an inner spring disposed inside the housing, and an outer spring disposed inside the housing. The outer spring is connected to the inner spring and encases the inner spring. An adjuster knob disposed on the second handle and coupled to the inner spring and configured to adjust a tension of the inner spring and compression of the outer spring.01-31-2013
20120245001Holistic repetitive exercise and exercise belt for overactive bladder urine normalization - An holistic exercise method for enhancing urine retention in a person having reduced urine retention and exercise belt therefore. The method includes: 09-27-2012
20100041525Pivotal Axis Exercise Device - A pivotal axis exercise device which creates opposing forces to provide muscle resistance to selected muscle groups based on a personally selected exercise regime. The device is comprised of metal housing components attached with metal loops and cable loops to provide a pivotal axis point which may be gripped and pulled to provide resistance leveraging the pivotal axis point of the device, or which may be gripped along the metal housing components to vary the exercise regimen and to provide resistance to different muscle groups.02-18-2010
20090042701PORTABLE EXERCISE DEVICE - A portable exercise device includes a body has two shafts respectively longitudinally extending therefrom and co-axially aligning with each other. Two rotors and two torsion springs are respectively pivotally sleeved on the two shafts of the body to make the two rotors reciprocally rotate relative to the two shafts. A wrench device and a stretch device respectively securely receive the two rotors for providing two exercise ways to the user.02-12-2009
20100130337EXERCISE DEVICE - An exercise device with a hand grip movable along a surface by a user. The hand grip has a braking device that allows the user to selectively prevent the hand grip from moving along the surface. The exercise device may also include optional knee/foot dollies and resistance bands.05-27-2010
20120238418Change of direction machine and method of training therefor - A change of direction machine provides training for various muscles and body structures of a user. In one embodiment, the machine provides focused training for the muscles and body structures associated with making changes in the body's direction. The machine may comprise a pivoting arm assembly supported by a structure. The arm assembly may be configured to provide a resistance such that when a user engages the arm assembly a downward resistance may be applied to the user. The user may engage the arm assembly with his or her upper body and perform training or exercises involving lifting and lowering the user's body, moving laterally, or both. The machine may have various adjustable components to fit a user and to provide the desired resistance to the user.09-20-2012
20110034305EXERCISE HANDLE AND METHODS OF USE - An exercise handle for use with a cord and a method for the use thereof, the handle having a channel portion having at least two channel ends that are positioned non-diametrically relative to each other on the channel portion, the channel portion being rounded relative to a center point; a channel being fashioned on the channel portion, the channel being adapted to receive the cord; a grip portion being positioned between the at least two channel portion ends in an off-center relationship to the center point of the channel portion.02-10-2011
20100267529SAFETY DEVICE FOR EXERCISE RESISTANCE BANDS - An elastic resistance band for use in an exercise device. The resistance band comprising a center portion having opposed ends and having a shape and comprised of a material which presents a substantial friction against air, so to create a wind resistance effect which slows down movement of the center portion when the center portion is forced to move through air, and an elastic band portion attached to each of the opposed ends of the center portion. The elastic band portions having at their free ends means for attaching the elastic resistance band to an exercise device.10-21-2010
20110143894Method and Apparatus for Physical Therapy Exercise - A method for exercise, physical therapy and rehabilitation includes providing an elastic member having a tension indicator, securing one end of the elastic member, and stretching the elastic member using a part of the body until the tension indicator indicates that a predetermined tension level has been attained. Upon reaching the predetermined tension level, the elastic member is returned to its relaxed state. The tension indicator on the elastic member may be a printed image of recognizable image that distorts to another recognizable image at the predetermined tension level, a printed non-recognizable image that distorts to a recognizable pattern or image at the predetermined tension level, or an electronic indicator that provides audio and/or visual cues at the predetermined tension level.06-16-2011
20110136633EXERCISE APPARATUS - The invention is directed to an exercise apparatus comprising a resilient hoop, an inner perimeter surface of the hoop forming a circular opening while in a resting position. Coupled to the hoop at a first portion are a first grip and a second grip, each configured to accept one hand of a user, wherein the hoop is deformable to be elliptic when the first and second grips are supported inward from the first portion toward the center of the circular opening, while a second portion of the hoop rests against a user's body.06-09-2011
20110301001Resistive Training Device and Method of Using the Device - A resistive training device and method of using the device includes a glove operable for sports training, where the glove comprises padding for mitigating injuries during striking of objects, and a slit for providing access to an interior portion of the glove. A ring, joinable to the glove to protrude through the slit, joins to resistance training devices to impart a resistive force to movements of the glove. A patch removably joins the ring to the glove. The patch includes a first fabric for encircling a portion of the ring. A second fabric has a substantially rounded shape, where the first fabric is joined to the second fabric proximate a center of a top surface of the second fabric. A joining means is disposed on the top surface for removeably joining to the interior portion, thereby enabling a user of the apparatus to engage in resistive and non-resistive training exercises.12-08-2011
20110294630CHANGE OF DIRECTION MACHINE AND METHOD OF TRAINING THEREFOR - A change of direction machine provides training for various muscles and body structures of a user. In one embodiment, the machine provides focused training for the muscles and body structures associated with making changes in the body's direction. The machine may comprise a pivoting arm assembly supported by a structure. The arm assembly may be configured to provide a resistance such that when a user engages the arm assembly a downward resistance may be applied to the user. The user may engage the arm assembly with his or her upper body and perform training or exercises involving lifting and lowering the user's body, moving laterally, or both. The machine may have various adjustable components to fit a user and to provide the desired resistance to the user.12-01-2011
20130023389ADJUSTABLE RESISTANCE BASED EXERCISE APPARATUS - An exercise apparatus includes a frame, a resistance lever pivotably attached to the frame, a resistance engagement member moveably attached to the resistance lever, the resistance engagement member being positionable at a plurality of attachment points on the resistance lever, and a resistance element disposed adjacent to the resistance engagement member. The resistance element includes a deflection member having a first end and a second end, a first anchor attached to and positionally fixing the first end of the deflection member, and a second anchor attached to and positionally fixing the second end of the deflection member. When a force is input to the resistance lever, the resistance lever pivots about the pivot point and the resistance engagement member transversely engages the deflection member. The apparent resistance provided by the resistance element is adjusted by positionally adjusting the resistance engagement member along the attachment points relative to the anchors.01-24-2013
20100016131EXERCISE DEVICE - A versatile exercise device comprising a level frame; a frame keyhole sequence; a track parallel to two sides of the frame; at least one resistance medium, and a platform comprising at least two wheels, placed and rolling within said track, a platform frame comprising a platform keyhole sequences, and a top panel. The resistance mediums connect the platform to the frame. Preferably, each of two resistance mediums connects one side of the platform with one side of the frame.01-21-2010
20100125032Exercise machine - Body boomerang - A curved resistance machine 05-20-2010
20120108404COIL SPRING CONNECTOR LOOP HANDLE - A spring connector that includes a loop is used in an exercise apparatus that has one or more springs fastened between a movable member and a stationary member. The connector of this disclosure includes a handle to aid a user to fasten one end of a spring to a stationary hook or post. The handle is a solid body generally symmetrical about a central axis, and has a large diameter base end and an opposite small diameter end, the base end having a transverse slot therein intersecting an axial bore through the solid body. The transverse slot has a curved bottom shape receiving a bottom portion of the connector loop. A user can grip the handle and install the loop over a hook or post without putting a finger in the loop.05-03-2012
20120108403Apparatuses and Methods For Exercise Using Circular Bands - An exercise apparatus is provided, the exercise apparatus including a circular elastic band and a handle attached to the band. Also provided is an exercise apparatus comprising a circular elastic band and an anchor device attached to the band. Also provided is a method of exercising the human body with a circular elastic band is provided, the method including exerting a force in one or more planes to stretch the elastic band and releasing the force exerted in one or more planes to allow the elastic band to retract.05-03-2012
20090054214EXERCISE APPARATUS - An exercise apparatus comprising a base that can be oriented at any angle and that defines a plurality of connection interfaces, each of which can be designed to support one end of a resilient member in a cantilevered disposition. The connection interfaces can be positioned at or adjusted to a widely varying range of locations and angular orientations with respect to the base. Each resilient members can be configured to support one or more removable stiffening members that provide a resistance force when a force is exerted thereon so as to bend the resilient member.02-26-2009
20090286660Exercise assisting apparatus - Disclosed is a method and apparatus for assisting the movement of a user during exercise. The apparatus comprises a base member and a support member having first and second ends rotatably connected to the base member at the first end and being resiliently bendable between said first and second ends. The apparatus further includes a lock for fixing the first end of the support member at an initial position relative to the base member at a locked angle, wherein the support member is adapted to resiliently bend when a force is applied to it by the user. The met comprises resiliently bending the support member between the first and second ends such that the second end is oriented to a second position in response to receiving force applied by the user and resiliently unbending the support member to the first position so as to assist in lifting the user to an initial position.11-19-2009
20110269605MULTIPURPOSE EXERCISE APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a multipurpose exercise apparatus. More specifically, the multipurpose exercise apparatus is configured so that various kinds of exercise can be done by turning a crescent-shaped main body up and down according to the kind of exercise desire by a user, and by stepping on the main body to mount thereon or sitting down thereon, thereby allowing exercise to be enjoyed regardless of place or time and to even be enjoyed outdoors in addition to indoors and the efficiency of exercise can be maximized even with simple exercise movements. The present invention is characterized in that it has a plate shape, and it comprises a main body (11-03-2011
20130190146PORTABLE EXERCISE DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, an exercise device in the form of an adjustable resistance multi-use toning system that includes a plurality of elongated elastic bands (tension bands or cables) which can have different tension (resistance) values. Each band has a first end and an opposing second end. The device further includes a hollow sleeve that receives at least a portion of each of the elastic bands so as to at least partially envelope the elastic bands while permitting the first and second ends to be accessible. A first fastener is provided for attaching the first ends of the elastic bands to a support member, such as a piece of exercise equipment, a belt to be worn around a body part of a user; or any other structure to which the exercise device can be attached.07-25-2013
20120295776TENSION EXERCISER WITH ELASTIC LIMIT FUNCTION - A tension exerciser with elastic limit function includes a weaving tape without stretching elasticity which is made of weaving materials and defined into a flexible elongated band pattern. The weaving tape includes a tape body, a fixed part and an operating end. The fixed part is provided with a positioning member. A handle is connected with the operating end, allowing the users to hold it for pulling. An elastic part is connected between the tape body and the operating end, so that elastic resistance occurs when holding the handle for pulling. An elastic limiter is connected between the tape body and the operating end. The elastic limiter enables the extension of the elastic part to be limited within the maximum load range, so as to prevent elasticity fatigue or even rupture of the elastic part of the tension exerciser, extend the service life and improve the operating safety.11-22-2012
20110224055Resistance training exercise and fitness apparatus with tether and limit band - A resistance exercise apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprises: a stretchable cord; at least one plug; at least one limit band situated within an internal cavity of the cord; at least one attachment device; and at least one tether comprised of a fabric material that is folded over at least a portion of the attachment devices forming two tether elements, the two tether elements are placed together to create a compartment, at least a portion of the plug with a portion of the cord and a portion of the limit band is situated within the compartment.09-15-2011
20120077651Abdominal exercise device - An abdominal exercise device comprising a seat back pivotally attached to a base that includes a foot plate, wherein a spring or other resistive element is attached between the seat back and the base, which is capable of simultaneously exercising a plurality of muscle groups while standing, in a hands-free manner. While the user is standing on the foot plate, abdominal and other muscles are exercised when the user presses in a backward direction against the seat back, and then releases the pressure on the seat back such that the seat back returns to an upright or near upright position. The exercise device includes the capability of tension adjustment on the seat back, such that more or less force can be applied to cause the seat back to move in a backward direction.03-29-2012
20090247376ADJUSTABLE REFORMER - An adjustable reformer for exercising is provided. The reformer includes a frame, a carriage slidably mounted to the horizontal frame, and at least one resistance element connected to the carriage. A cord connects the carriage to at least one lower guide and at least one upper guide. Pulling the cord causes movement of the carriage along the frame against resistance provided by the resistance element. The guides can be height adjustable. The reformer can include a cord retraction system. Related methods of exercise are also provided.10-01-2009
20080214369Portable, collapsible exercise machine - A portable, collapsible exercise machine having an adjustable support member having a first portion having a first end and a second end and a second portion having a first end and a second end. The portable collapsible exercise machine further includes a removable, adjustable T-bar arm member adapted to adjustably engage the first end of the first portion, and a removable, adjustable T-bar foot member adapted to adjustably engage the second end of the second portion. Removable resistance members adapted to engage the adjustable support member, the removable, adjustable T-bar arm member and the removable, adjustable T-bar foot member are also included. The second end of the first portion is hinged to the first end of the second portion at a point so as to allow the first and second portions to fold back onto one another into a collapsed position.09-04-2008
20110059828A K PAC - A portable exercise apparatus comprising a member, for placing on the user's back, a shoulder strap, extending out of the member, for passing around the user's shoulder, a torso strap, extending out of the member, for passing around the user's torso, wherein the torso strap has a first strap portion and a second strap portion, a resistance band, a latching member, having a first latch portion and a second latch portion, wherein the latch portions are interlockable and the first latch portion is provided on the first strap portion and the second latch portion is provided on the second strap portion, and a locking member, for securing the latch portions in an interlocked position03-10-2011
20100160125EXERCISE METHODS AND DEVICE - The present subject matter describes alternative treatments for infertility employing physical therapy methods for improving the fertility in women. The subject matter methods and apparatus teach a series of exercises to improve blood flow to critical organs within the human body, regulate menstruation, stimulate ovulation, and to make the uterus more conducive to conception, and prepare the body for child bearing by alleviating gynecological ailments. The treatments and methods may improve the health and well being of the individual and improve fertility in women.06-24-2010
20100216612PORTABLE THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE DEVICE - The present disclosure relates to a portable therapeutic exercise device and more particularly a convenient exercise device, which is particularly adapted for restoring and/or maintaining the range of motion of post-operative patients and also having general therapeutic use. The disclosed device has several significant and novel improvements over prior art devices. Several improvements have resulted in a device which is much easier and less expensive to produce, lighter, more convenient to transport and to store. The device has a lightweight base frame, and a moveable carriage connected thereto. A plurality of elastic members couple the base to the carriage to supply resistant force while in operation.08-26-2010
20110111930Byrdband arm training apparatus - The present invention is related to sports training devices and, more particularly, to an arm training device for use in running related sports. The purpose of the invention is to hold the arm as close as possible at a 90 degree angle while running. The device comprises of a pair of poly-elastic webbing that is attached to both arms. The device is connected by a central segment. The central segment is attached to the lower wrist and upper bicep crease by buckles that the webbing is inserted through and then attached by velcro to create a loop. The loop can be adjusted to fit most arm and wrist sizes. The poly-elastic webbing holds the arm at almost a 90 degree angle while running. As result of the elasticity of the material, the arm will move forward and backwards faster while improving speed and technique.05-12-2011
20100298105DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRAINING ABDOMINAL MUSCLES - A device and method are disclosed for training the abdominal muscles of a user in an upright position. The device and method are configured to lead the upper torso of the user while bending along a preferred path, so that the backbone is bent in a proper manner causing a proper training of the abdominal muscles.11-25-2010
20130130872Multi-Use Range of Motion Roller - A multi-use range of motion roller that combines the traditional benefits of a foam roller with the added benefits of strength and resistance training.05-23-2013
20110028287Resistance training exercise and fitness device - An exercise and fitness device is provided, the device comprising: a stretchable cord having opposing first and second ends, the cord having an internal cavity and an external surface; at least two plugs, each plug being inserted within the internal cavity of the cord adjacent the first and second ends of the cord; at least two sleeves, each of the sleeves being placed over the external surface of the cord adjacent the first and second ends of the cord, each of the plugs being situated within a length of each of the sleeves; at least two tethers, at least a portion of each of the tethers being closed thereby forming at least two opposing compartments, a first compartment having at least one grommet and is designed to received at least one end of the cord with the sleeve and the plug, the plug with at least a portion of the cord and at least a portion of the sleeve being situated generally within the first compartment of the tether; and at least two carabineers, each of the carabineers having a bottom portion and a gate element, the bottom portion of each of the carabineers is designed to receive a portion of the second compartment of each of the tethers.02-03-2011
20090118106Exercise machine - An exercise machine includes manually grasped and displaced levers and includes bracket assemblies adjustable to permit the levers to engage the levers and enable each lever individually and independently to be manually pulled or pushed. An elastic operably associated with each bracket provides resistance and returns each bracket to a stored at rest position after a manual displacement force on the bracket is released.05-07-2009
20120202656EXERCISE DEVICE AND METHOD - An exercise device includes a pivot frame rotatably mounted to a base support along a pivot axis, wherein a pivot brace forms a rotatable connection between the pivot frame and the base support. The pivot frame is formed with two pivot frame ends which are disposed at an angle with respect to a location of the pivot brace. A user position a portion of his body between the ends. The pivot frame includes a plurality of pulley sheaves or wheels operative to transmit energy from the user through one or more cables. One or more handles or grips, each grasped by the hand of a user, are connected to the cable, which extends in substantially opposite directions from the grip. Resistance means comprises a housing connected to the pivot frame operable to rotatably receive a spool to take-up the cable, and which imposes a resistance to the free rotation of the spool, the resistance imparted to the user for therapeutic benefit.08-09-2012
20100323857Exercise Apparatus - Apparatus suitable for pilates and other exercise comprises rails, supported on a box-like frame and an exercise carriage, mounted on the rails, wherein the carriage comprises a first carriage section and a second carriage section which sections can be (i) connected together to form a single exercise carriage which slides forwards and backwards on the rails, or (ii) disconnected to form two exercise carriages which independently slide forwards and backwards on the rails. The apparatus also has a seat with a spring-biased foot pedal and a spring-biased trapeze bar.12-23-2010
20100323858APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR A FITNESS STICK - An apparatus and system are disclosed for a fitness stick. The apparatus includes an elongated rod having a center point, a first end, and a second end. The apparatus also includes a first track connected with the rod and extending helically away from the center point along an outer surface of the elongated rod toward the first end, and a second track connected with the rod and extending helically away from the center point along an outer surface of the elongated rod toward the second end. Any point along the second track is reflectively symmetrical to a corresponding point on the first track about a central plane extending through the center point and orthogonal to a longitudinal axis of the elongated rod. The system includes the apparatus, first and second hand-slides, and a resistance band coupling the first hand-slide with the second hand-slide.12-23-2010
20120040807Upper Limb Training Device - An upper limb training device is disclosed. It includes a first rod, a second rod, a third rod, a first resilient element, and a second resilient element. The second rod is pivoted to the first rod by means of a first revolution element. The third rod is pivoted to the second rod by means of a second revolution element. Two ends of the first resilient element respectively connect with the first rod and the third rod for providing resistance when the first rod and the second rod rotate relative to the third rod. Two ends of the second resilient element respectively connect with the first rod and the third rod for providing resistance when the first rod rotates relative to the second rod. The first revolution element is disposed between two connecting points at which the first resilient element and the second resilient element connect with the first rod.02-16-2012
20100167885RESISTANCE TRAINING EXERCISE DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A resistance training exercise device, system and method having at least one elastic, elongated and hollow cord with a tether secured to each end of the cord and a limit band in the 3 cord to limit the length that the cord may be stretched.07-01-2010
20100167884RESISTANCE TRAINING EXERCISE DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A resistance training exercise device, system and method having at least one elastic, elongated and hollow cord with a tether secured to each end of the cord, a strain relief sleeve and a clip secured to the free end of each tether, each tether being secured to their respective end of the cord by a grommet, plug and sleeve and each clip preferably comprising an o-ring that receives the free end of the tether and a spring-loaded biasing flange for clipping onto a handle, strap or the cord itself.07-01-2010
20090197746Exercise chair with side supporters - An exercise chair primarily directed to employing an exercise method, with foot bars, high bars, and a foldable configuration. The seat is supported by a plurality of support elements, at least some of which are hingeably connected with the seat, so that the chair can be folded into a compact shape for storage or transport. The independent foot bars may each be attached to a lever that is hingeably coupled with one or more of the support elements. The position of the foot bars may also be adjustable by extending out of the levers and locking into the desired position. One or more resistance elements may be removably attached to a location below the chair seat, and individually connected with the levers via an adjusting assembly that can either slide or be placed in pre-set mounting locations along the lever to provide variable resistance, or can be equipped with a turnbuckle to provide varying resistance. A platform that rests at or near the floor during use may be attached to the two front support elements, which provides stability as well as comfort when the user stands or kneels on the platform when using the chair. The high bars can be grasped by the user to perform a wide variety of exercises while standing on or moving from the seat, the foot bar, or the platform.08-06-2009
20100190621EXERCISE DEVICE WITH RESISTANCE - An exercise device is provided which comprises a base configured to support the exercise device, an arcuate path extending from to the base, a limb support configured to receive a limb of a user and which moves along the arcuate path, and a resistance member attachable to the limb support and configured to provide resistance against movement of the limb support along the arcuate path.07-29-2010
20100029449EXERCISE MACHINE - The present invention provides a portable exercise device including a base having first and second opposite ends. The device also includes at least one resistance member pivotally mounted to the base between the first and second ends. The resistance member is pivotable between a first orientation, in which the resistance member is positioned generally upright, and a second orientation, in which the resistance member is pivoted away from the first end toward the second end. At least one urging member is coupled to the base and the resistance member for urging the resistance member toward the first orientation so as to provide resistance when the resistance member is pivoted from the first orientation toward the second orientation. The base is reversible between a first position, in which the first end of the base faces a user, and a second position, in which the second end of the base faces the user, such that two different exercises can be performed by reversing the position of the base between the first and second positions.02-04-2010
20100022366WRIST, ELBOW, SHOULDER, AND BALANCE TRAINING DEVICE FOR ANGLER/ATHLETES - A sport specific conditioning apparatus and method for anglers includes a handle configured to simulate a casting fishing rod handle connected to one or more resistance bands. The handle includes a rear grip region, a reel seat region, and a fore grip region, wherein a length of lever from said reel seat region to an end of said fore grip region ranges from 10 to 16 inches. The connector at the top of the handle permits rotation about an axis of said handle when said connector is connected to one or more resistance bands. With the resistance bands attached, the user performs one or more movements which simulate casting or flipping with said handle connected to one or more resistance bands.01-28-2010
20110306476Partially Stabilized Exercise Device Mounted With Elastic Resistance Members - An exercise device for developing strength, balance coordination and flexibility of the arms, legs, back, abdominals and stabilizer muscles of the user. The exercise device includes a large, spherically-shaped, resilient exercise ball having a flat planar base insert with a set of elastic resistance members to perform various resistance training exercises.12-15-2011
20080293550Stride stretcher - A unique apparatus designed to facilitate various types of stretches and exercise routines found in yoga, Pilates, fitness, and rehabilitation. The Stride Stretcher™ has a one-size-fits-most design, allowing comfort in operation. The Stride Stretcher™ is designed to increase range of motion of the ankle joint in all three clinical planes of motion, while affecting the muscular walking system of the hips, legs, and lower back. The design allows for adjustment based on the preference of the user via a Velcro strap. The unit has a firm, non-flexible base that prevents the foot from bending, while allowing complete freedom for the ankle joint. The top portion of the foot casing is a soft, flexible material that can accommodate varying foot size comfortably. The pivoting handles allow for a comfortable grip, keeping the muscles relaxed in the upper body, and prevent unwanted torsional forces in the wrist.11-27-2008
20110092346Exercise tool - An exercise tool is provided to ensure a good degree of freedom in the direction of movement of the wrists and allows the magnitude of the load applied to the wrists during the exercise to be changed easily so as to enable more effective strengthening of the deep muscles. The exercise tool has a first rod body 04-21-2011
20110166002MULTIPURPOSE EXERCISE SYSTEM - An exercise system is provided in which multiple exercise routines may be conducted with a single system. The exercise system may be used for skiing exercises, rowing exercises, and for weight training/resistance exercises. The exercise system may also be stored in a compact position and may by integrated with articles of furniture for space saving benefits. In one embodiment, resistance to motion is provided by one or more tension transmission members and may be selectively adjusted by controlling the configuration of the tension transmission member relative to a torsion spring. Use of intermediate devices between the spring and the tension transmission member are described that provide a non-linear relationship between force and displacement. In another embodiment, the tension transmission member may be configured in different positions by adjusting the position of movable pulleys, thereby allowing the device to be used for a number of different exercise routines.07-07-2011
20110092347Resistance training exercise and fitness apparatus with attachment device - A resistance exercise apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprising: a stretchable cord having opposing first and second ends, the cord having an internal cavity and an external surface; at least one plug being inserted within the internal cavity of the cord adjacent the first end of the cord; at least one sleeve being placed over the external surface of the cord adjacent the first end of the cord, the plug being situated within a length of the sleeve; at least one tether forming two compartments, a first loop compartment is designed to received at least one end of the cord with at least a portion of the sleeve and at least a portion of the plug; and at least one attachment device, at least a portion of the attachment device being designed to be received within at least a portion of the second compartment of the tether.04-21-2011
20110105285ABDOMINAL EXERCISING DEVICE - An abdominal exercising device is disclosed that includes a base. At least one pivotable member is pivotably coupled to the base to provide at least a first position substantially parallel to the base and a second position substantially perpendicular to the base. At least one resistive member is coupled to a portion of the at least one pivotable member to provide a restorative force to urge the pivotable member from the first position to the second position.05-05-2011
20110183822ADJUSTABLE REFORMER - An adjustable reformer for exercising is provided. The reformer includes a frame, a carriage slidably mounted to the horizontal frame, and at least one resistance element connected to the carriage. A cord connects the carriage to at least one lower guide and at least one upper guide. Pulling the cord causes movement of the carriage along the frame against resistance provided by the resistance element. The guides can be height adjustable. The reformer can include a cord retraction system. Related methods of exercise are also provided.07-28-2011
20100173759Door Mounted Gym - A portable door mounted exercise system that can be easily set up and taken down and which doesn't occupy any significant floor space. The system provides variable resistance for aerobic, cardiovascular and muscle building exercises. Variable resistance is provided through a set of elastic cords. A user can select to use any combination of the cords to provide a desired level of resistance for exercise and training. The cords can be attached to a handle, ankle strap, squat strap or neck strap depending on the type of exercise or training desired by the user. The cords can be attached to a pulley system and bracket which is slidably attached to a door mount to provide variable positioning for the pulley system. The system can also include a training computer to provide audio and video training information to the user.07-08-2010
20120220435Apparatus and Method to Stretch Upper and Lower Extremities - An arm and/or leg stretching apparatus and method where one end of a steel (or other rigid material) cable can be connected to a post, tree or to anything that it can be wrapped around, and the other end fits a cuff that can be placed around the wrist or ankle so that the user can stretch by leaning or pulling against the cable. An alternate embodiment of the present invention can use a waist belt where again, the user uses his or her own weight to stretch against the cable. In the case of an arm stretch, the cuff relieves the user of having to grip something by attaching around the wrist.08-30-2012
20100048365EXERCISE DEVICE WITH AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL PRODUCING FORCE INDICATOR - An exercise device (02-25-2010
20100048364Hip flexor - A hip flexor is a resistance training device used for training or rehabilitating the muscles and other body structures of the hip and thigh. The hip flexor comprises a frame with a hip actuator having an actuator arm which rotates about a pivot. One or more springs or other resistance devices provide resistance against a user's motion to train or rehabilitate the user's hip and thigh muscles. The position of the hip actuator and the amount of resistance, the variability of the resistance, or both may be adjusted as desired. During training, a user engages the actuator arm with his or her thigh and actuates the actuator arm against the resistance provided by the one or more springs. Training may be focused on various muscles of the thigh.02-25-2010
20120178599PROPRIOCEPTION BALANCE AND COORDINATION ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM - A system for enhancing proprioception, balance, and coordination includes a frame, at least one foot pad having an integrated central rail for mating with the frame, where the integrated track allows for the connection of a plurality of different interchangeable attachments which connect with the frame on a mating track. The plurality of different interchangeable attachments includes a plurality of fulcrums having different shapes acting to alter the level of difficulty to increase a patient's mobility and balance.07-12-2012
20100273614Method for Passive Abdominal Exercise Using Elastic Exercise Band - A passive exercise device allows for a method of passive exercise such as while sleeping or normal daily activities, the method using an elastic band worn over clothing around the user's waist, and secured with non-slip material or pre-cut end sections inserted into overlapping band layers. The band may provide alternative utility to the user such as to provide back support while being worn, to minimize caloric intake while being worn, the band may be used to actively exercise abdominal or other muscle groups, used in combination with or to supplement other exercise equipment, wrapped around injured joints or muscles, and easily worn, stored and transported.10-28-2010
20120083394Exercise Apparatus - An exercise device has a first frame, where the first frame is generally rectangular and has a head end and a first juncture end. A fixed body support is fixed on the first frame and is configured to support a torso of an exercise participant. A second frame has a second juncture end, a foot end and a pair of rail members extending along opposite sides of the second frame, respectively, between the second juncture end and the foot end. A carriage is mounted on the second frame for movement along the rail members along locations confined between the second juncture end and the foot end. Wheels mounted to the carriage facilitate movement of the carriage along the rail members, among other things, prevent the carriage from tilting upwardly as it is driven toward the foot end.04-05-2012
20110124476WHOLE BODY EXERCISE APPARATUS FOR USE WITH ELASTIC SPHERICAL BALL - Disclosed is an exercise apparatus for use in developing strength and flexibility in all muscular groups of a person's core as well as the major muscle groups of in the arms, legs and neck. The device uses an elastic ball and ball support to evenly distribute contact forces between the person's body and the device while preventing ball motion during stretching, exercising, and physical therapy. The exercise apparatus also comprises a torso support and a foot ladder to that are configured to provide stability and comfort to a user while enabling the user to undertake a multitude of optimal stretching, exercising and rehabilitation regimens. Additionally, the device may be used with free weights or elastic members. In some embodiments the exercise device further comprises elastic members comprised of elastic straps, wherein the exercise apparatus is configured to provide resistance directions, planes of motion, and range of motion to a user that are not achievable with other devices.05-26-2011
20100204023ADJUSTABLE RESISTANCE EXERCISE DEVICE - A resistance exercise device enables resistance training by using one or more retractable cables that provide resistance to the user when the user pulls on the cable(s). The resistance exercise device provides a retraction force to retract the cable(s), which is independent of a resistance force applied to the cable(s). The resistance exercise device may thus allow adjustment of the resistance force without affecting the retraction force.08-12-2010
20120322632Exercise pole - An exercise pole comprises a flexible stick having a hand grip at one end and a ground-engaging tip at the other end. The stick is made of any suitable material in any suitable length, and the material and diameter are selected so that the stick may be bent elastically to a significant degree by the user applying a load or bending moment to the hand grip. The poles are preferably used in pairs, one in each hand. Walking with the inventive poles in hand, the user plants one pole on the ground and flexes it; the bending moment applied to flex the stick is resisted by tightening of the abdominal muscles. The user may plant the sticks ahead of or alongside the feet, flex the sticks, and then allow them to unflex in a controlled way while maintaining some tension. The poles can also be used indoors and while seated.12-20-2012
20110251032EXERCISE APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR - The total body exercise apparatus comprises a unique movable structure to provide resistance for a variety of exercises. In one or more embodiments, the exercise apparatus comprises arms rotatably secured via a joint that allows the arms to provide resistance in virtually any direction. The exercise apparatus utilizes this capability to resist motions of various exercises and body motions to tone and strengthen a user's muscles. The resistance provided may be adjustable by an adjustable resistance assembly or by a cuff and socket assembly that applies variable force to a spherical head of the joint of the exercise apparatus.10-13-2011
20110251031DYNAMIC BALANCE REFORMER EXERCISE APPARATUS - A reformer exercise apparatus is disclosed that has a generally rectangular frame with a head end and a foot end and parallel spaced tracks therebetween supporting a movable carriage thereon. The frame includes a foot support at the foot end of the frame and one or more elastic resistance members fastened between the carriage and the foot end of the frame. Supporting the frame is a first rocking support assembly supporting the head end of the frame and a second rocking support assembly supporting the foot end of the frame, whereby the frame can rock from side to side to provide a dynamic feedback to a user of the apparatus as to whether or not the user is properly centered on the apparatus. A kit for changing a conventional reformer into a rocking reformer apparatus is also disclosed.10-13-2011
20130178343THIGH EXERCISE DEVICE - A thigh exercise device includes a curved track, two foot pedal assemblies movably attached to the curved track and respectively having a guide pulley, and two resistance assemblies each having two pulleys rotatably mounted on the curved track and a resistance band wound around the pulleys and the guide pulley of one of the foot pedal assemblies. When the foot pedal assemblies are moved along the curved track, the resistance bands can be pulled tight by the guide members of the foot pedal assemblies such that a user can strengthen thigh muscles through the tension provided by the resistance bands.07-11-2013
20120252642MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LINKED FITNESS EQUIPMENT - A multifunctional linked fitness equipment has an elongated bottom, a seat stand, a front support frame seat pivotally mounted on a front end of the elongated bottom, a rear support frame seat pivotally mounted on a rear end of the seat stand, a link pivotally mounted between the front support frame seat and the rear support frame seat, a front support frame pivotally mounted on the elongated bottom and the front support frame seat, a rear support frame pivotally mounted on the elongated bottom and the rear support frame seat, and at least one resilient member mounted between the rear support frame seat and the elongated bottom. By combining or detaching the front support frame, the rear support frame or the seat stand with or from positioning pins, the fitness equipment can be utilized to selectively exercise the abdominal muscles and the legs based on the users' demand.10-04-2012
20110269604ARM EXERCISING DEVICE - An arm exercising device includes a frame, a linkage mechanism, and an impeding unit disposed to apply a resistance force to the linkage mechanism. The frame includes an upright support that has a fixed guide rod. The linkage mechanism includes a pair of swing arms pivotally mounted on the upright support for swinging upward and downward, a runner sleeve disposed slidably over the guide rod for movement upward or downward, a pair of linking rods, each connected between the runner sleeve and one of the swing arms, and a force transmitting cord connected to the handgrips and the swing arms. The resistance force applied to each arm of the user who grips both handgrips and pulls downward is applied evenly to enable a smooth exercise to be performed.11-03-2011
20130116097Counterbalance Device for Weight Training - A counterbalance device for weight training includes a brake unit and a control unit. The brake unit includes an outer cylinder, a resistant spring received in the outer cylinder, and a screw rod extending through the outer cylinder and the resistant spring. The screw rod is connected with a steel cable of a weight training apparatus. An adjusting member is coupled around the screw rod and movably threaded into the resistant spring. A gear is provided at a front end of the resistant spring. The control unit includes a transmission gear which can be driven by a motor and is engaged with the gear. When the motor is actuated, a position of the adjusting member relative to the resistant spring can be changed, so that a number of spring coils of the resistant spring for compressing are changed, therefore a counterbalance of the weight training apparatus can be adjusted.05-09-2013
20130116098CLAMP DEVICE FOR ELASTIC BAND - A clamp device is for use with an elastic band and includes first and second clamp components and a coupling unit. The first clamp component has a resiliently deformable clamping arm portion connected to one end of a connecting arm portion, cooperating therewith to define a clearance, and defining a clamping side. The second clamp component has a clamping side disposed to confront that of the first clamp component. The coupling unit couples the two clamp components together in a manner that permits relative movement of the clamp components between a non-clamping state and a clamping state. In the clamping state, the clamping arm portion of the first clamp component deforms to contract the clearance and the clamping sides of the clamp components clamp cooperatively and tightly a portion of the elastic band therebetween.05-09-2013
20130143723REHABILITATION EXERCISE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERSONS WITH INJURIES CAUSING LIMITED RANGES OF MOTION TO ONE OR MORE LIMBS - A method and apparatus permitting a user to perform rehabilitation exercises despite having limited range of motion. Provided is a rehabilitation exercise device having a belt portion, which is to be fixed as a conventional belt to the waist of the user. The belt portion has laterally adjustable connectors for the attachment of elastic members/straps which are connected to the legs of the user, for various rehabilitary exercises based on the application of force required for the stretching of the elastic straps.06-06-2013
20110275495EXERCISE APPARATUS - An exercise apparatus comprising a base that can be oriented at any angle and that defines a plurality of connection interfaces, each of which can be designed to support one end of a resilient member in a cantilevered disposition. The connection interfaces can be positioned at or adjusted to a widely varying range of locations and angular orientations with respect to the base. Each resilient members can be configured to support one or more removable stiffening members that provide a resistance force when a force is exerted thereon so as to bend the resilient member.11-10-2011
20120283076WHEELCHAIR GYM - A wheelchair gym having a support bar releasably connected to the frame of the wheelchair. A vertical post is attached to the support bar and hand grips are slidably mounted on the vertical post. The hand grips are resiliently biased and may be moved conjointly or opposite to one another to provide arm exercise for a patient in the wheelchair. The gym also has leg supports on which resiliently biased foot rests may be moved conjointly or opposite to one another. The leg supports may be moved up and down or may be splayed laterally.11-08-2012
20110287908EXERCISING DEVICE FOR LOWER-BODY - Provided is an exercise device for a lower body capable of simultaneously performing anaerobic exercise for leg muscle strengthening and stretching and aerobic exercise such as cycle pedal exercise. The exercise device for a lower body includes a pair of base bars 11-24-2011
20120028769AIR-BRAKE SAFETY DEVICE FOR EXERCISE RESISTANCE BAND - A parachute-like safety device for use with an exercise resistance band. The parachute-like device can attach to the ends of the band to act as handles, and furthermore, such a device can be used at the center portion of a typical exercise resistance band. The benefit of either use, is that in the event of the accidental release (snap back) of any part of the device, the parachute-like device will “catch-air” and function as an air-brake as it is forced to rapidly move through the air, so as to slow down movement of the resistance band and therefore diminish or prevent injury caused by the snap-back effect.02-02-2012
20120094811ADJUSTABLE RESISTIVE EXERCISE KIT, APPAREL ITEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME - An exercise kit is disclosed which includes a foundation article of clothing adapted to carry user adjustable resistive means which cooperates with the foundation article of clothing to facilitate the exercise or toning of at least one muscle group of a user.04-19-2012

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