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An exercise device employing side-by-side pivotally supported moving surfaces. In one particular example, an exercise device employs a first belt deployed about a front roller and a rear roller and an adjacent second belt deployed about a front roller and a rear roller. The rear of the belts in the area of the rear rollers are pivotally secured and the front of the belts in the area of the front roller are adapted to reciprocate in an up and down motion during use. In some implementations, the moving surfaces include an interconnection structure such that a generally downward movement of one surface is coordinated with a generally upward movement of the other surface. In other implementations, the moving surfaces are operably associated with one or more resistance elements that effect the amount of force required to pivot or actuate the moving surfaces.
An exercise device, for example a dumbbell or barbell, for weightlifting and other fitness activities, which includes a lifting bar having an axis and opposed axial ends, and a pair of weight sections mounted spaced apart on the respective opposed axial ends of the lifting bar. The lifting bar extends between the spaced apart weight sections defining a handle. Each weight section has an outer circumferential surface, one embodiment in which is a barrelled shape to match and fit in the palm of a user's hand. The circumferential surface of at least one of the weight sections comprises a plurality of grooves, each extending generally circumferentially around only part of the outer circumferential surface of the weight section and spaced substantially axially from an adjacent groove. The sets of grooves define grip areas on the weight section to enable a user to better grip and lift the exercise device.
An exercise machine includes a frame, a pivotable body support assembly, a lifting mechanism in parallel linear engagement with the frame, and a counter balance assembly connected to the body support assembly, wherein the body support assembly is pivotable from a downward position to a top position. The lifting mechanism includes a foot plate, an ankle pad, and a foot pad. The lifting mechanism also includes a lifting assist mechanism, such as a spring or gas shock. The counter balance assembly partially balances a body weight of a user as the body support assembly is pivoted from the downward position to the top position. A method of using an exercise machine includes stepping onto the foot plate and securing the back of a user's foot against the ankle pad, releasing the lift assist mechanism, and bringing the foot plate to the toe pad.
A martial arts training system has a solid body formed of resilient material with a front surface, a back surface, side surfaces, a top surface, and a bottom surface. The front surface has a number of holes arranged thereon for receiving at least one accessory member. The system has at least one accessory having an attachment section shaped and sized to be received in a hole of the front surface and a training section adapted to extend from the front surface to form a contact target, such as an arm, leg, or weapon.
A foot exercise machine has a base, a rotation disk, a linkage rod, a pedal, two elastic ropes, two elastic strips and two elastic pulling strings. The foot exercise machine having simple structure and light weight. The manufacturing cost of the foot exercise machine is lower so it is more approachable for everyone. The foot exercise machine can also improve user's balance skill.
A bicycle trainer with a hill training apparatus is described. The hill training apparatus enables bicyclists to simulate uphill riding (incline), downhill riding (decline), and hill resistance or lack thereof. The hill training apparatus also provides for correct body positioning while riding uphill or downhill, and with or without resistance. Riding on a trainer with correct body positioning provides for improved training.
An exercise apparatus includes a base providing a relatively higher first terminal end, a relatively lower second terminal end, and a track between the first and second terminal ends. The exercise apparatus also includes a seat unit movable along the track between a first position adjacent to the first terminal end and a second position located far apart from the first terminal end. A distance difference relative to the seat unit is produced by a wheel pedal unit movable along the track between a first pedaling position adjacent to the second terminal end and located horizontally far apart from the seat unit, and a second pedaling position located far from the second terminal end and horizontally adjacent to the seat unit. Thus, changing the position of the wheel pedal unit and the position of the seat unit can change the distance difference between the seat unit and the wheel pedal unit in both the vertical and horizontal directions. This enables a user to selectively perform different exercise modes in either a normal sitting posture or a recumbent sitting posture.
A manually operated treadmill is provided. The treadmill includes a treadmill frame, a front shaft rotatably coupled to the treadmill frame, a rear shaft rotatably coupled to the treadmill frame, a running belt including a contoured running surface upon which a user of the treadmill may run, wherein the running belt is disposed about the front and rear shafts such that force generated by the user causes rotation of the front shaft and the rear shaft and also causes the running belt to rotate about the front shaft and the rear shaft without the rotation of the running belt being generated by a motor, and a one-way bearing assembly configured to prevent rotation of the running surface of the running belt in one direction.
A convertible treadmill belt apparatus in which base belt (10) is transformable both into an endless belt with prickly acupressure massaging surface by releasable attachment of at least one acupressure patch (20), and into a regular smooth surfaced treadmill belt, also by releasable attachment of at least one bald treadmill patch (50). Unique patches (20) and (50) can also be assembled to create different sized acupressure mats. These are used for massages in a variety of ways including on the floor, in a chair, and suspended on a wall.
An exercise device includes a first frame, a second frame that is pivotally connected to the first frame and movable relative to the first frame between a storage position and an operating position, and a latching mechanism that selectively holds the second frame in the storage position. The latching mechanism includes a seat having a seat engagement surface, a seat engagement member selectively positioned on the seat engagement surface to hold the second frame in the storage position, and a lever that selectively rotates the seat engagement member off of the seat to allow the second frame to move from the storage position to the operating position.
An elliptical treadmill has a main framework, guiding wheel set, rocker bar, upper connecting rod, pedal assembly and a crank set. Of which, the crank sets are fitted with first and second swinging arms arranged in pair at interval. The top of the first and second swinging arms is fixed by two pin joint members separately onto preset spaced locations of the upper connecting rod. The bottom of said first swinging arm is pivoted on the front side of the pedal linked to the lower connecting rod, while the bottom of said second swinging arm is pivoted on the rear side of the pedal. When the upper connecting rod shifts circumferentially along the rotary guiding wheel, the first and second swinging arms could swing by taking the pin joint member as a rotary pivot, increasing the swinging range and the step pitch during rotary shift of the pedal assembly.
Disclosed is a curved track simulation device. The curved track simulation device is configured such that a base board can rotate and tilt to the left or right and embody left or right cornering motion on an upper surface of a track belt that is rotating and circulating forward and rearward, thus making it possible for a user to feel a sensation as if he/she is enjoying a driving-based or sliding-based leisure activity or sport, and which can appropriately use a combination of frictional force and slippage which are created when the track wheel rotates to the left or right on the track belt, thereby satisfying the dual function of providing both amusement and exercise.
A sports training agility ladder is usable in a flat ladder position with the ladder rungs on or close to the ground. The ladder may also be moved into and used in a hurdle position where a bridge or center section of each rung is raised up off of the ground. The ladder accordingly provides advantages of an agility ladder and of hurdles. Each rung may have permanently attached left and right tubes forming a frame. Left and right elastic cords may extend through the left and right tubes. The ladder is consequently easily and compactly folded up for storage and transport, and quickly and easily unfolded for use in either the ladder position or the hurdle position.
A flexible ring is disclosed comprising one or more coiled springs and/or polymeric ring(s). In some embodiments, the coiled spring envelopes one or more inner coiled springs. In other embodiments, one or more handles circumscribe a portion of the outer coiled spring. Various embodiments of the present invention substitute flexible polymeric members for the coiled spring. In other embodiments, a disc is substituted for the polymeric ring(s).
Trampolines and trampoline frames configured to support a rebounding mat that extends from a horizontal plane into a vertical plane that is below the horizontal plane. The trampoline includes a horizontal frame that connects to a first portion of the rebounding mat to hold the mat in a substantially horizontal plane and a vertical frame that connects to a second portion of the rebounding mat to hold the mat in a substantially vertical plane that extends downward from the horizontal plane.