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METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN EXERCISE PUNCHING BALL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A spherical punching ball specifically designed for striking against a wall is disclosed. Embodiments with varied weight, size, rebound characteristics, density parameters, and other considerations are disclosed. Methods of construction, training, and related safety considerations are disclosed.



Surfboard Replicating Balance Board System

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A balance board adapted for riding rail-to-rail, preferably so that at least a portion of a rider's feet will be placed on the board over the elongated roller. The balance board includes an elongated, planar board having a length that exceeds a width. The balance board further includes two pair of stops mounted to an underside of the board, each pair of stops being mounted near opposite ends of the board, and each stop of the pair of stops being mounted near opposite sides of the board. The balance board further includes a traction region between each stop of each pair of stop.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING FITNESS EQUIPMENT AND EXERCISE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a first aspect, a method is provided that includes the steps of (1) providing a monitor for determining a level of exercise performance performed by an exerciser and for outputting a signal representative of the performance level; (2) using the monitor to measure a level of exercise performance performed by an exerciser; (3) outputting from the monitor a signal representative of the performance level; (4) providing a video game having a character, the video game inputting and being responsive to the performance level signal output by the monitor, the video game using the performance level signal to control a performance level of the video game character; and (5) while the exerciser is not exercising, controlling a performance level of the video game character based on a performance level signal output by the monitor.



VARIABLE-RESISTANCE EXERCISE MACHINE WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FOR SMART DEVICE CONTROL AND INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A variable-resistance exercise machine with wireless communication for smart device control and interactive software applications, comprising a wireless network interface that receives input from a user device and provides output to a user device; a plurality of moving surfaces that each provide an independent degree of resistance to movement based on received input and that detect movement and provide output to a user device based on the movement; and a plurality of rigid rails that provide a rigid support for a human user to grasp, and that provide attachment points for a user to affix a variety of devices.



Lung Instrument Training Device and Method

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A lung instrument training device including at least one weighted insert, a hollow cylinder having a bottom and a top, wherein the weighted insert is positioned within the hollow cylinder, and a tube, wherein the distal end of the tube is connected to the bottom of the hollow cylinder, and a user breathes into the proximal end of the tube. A method for exercising lung capacity, strength and control including exhaling air from a user's lung in a tube connected to a cylinder, moving at least one weighted insert positioned inside the cylinder; and regulating the position of the weighted inserts within the cylinder



MUSCLE TRAINING METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a method that is capable of strengthening muscles very effectively. The method is a muscle training method including: asking a user to perform underwater exercise while winding a belt around at least one of four limbs of the user and applying specific pressure to restrict blood circulation at a muscle of the user without stopping the blood circulation. The blood circulation of the muscle of the user is appropriately restricted so as to produce growth hormones more and additionally a load can be given effectively from motion less than on the ground, and from the synergic action of them, muscles can be strengthened very easily.



EXERCISE DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An exercise device includes an elongate platform and a pair of foot support members slidably mounted on the platform. A mount permits reciprocating movement of the platform and a guide member retains a body support member vertically above said platform. The guide member guides the body support member for movement as the exerciser slides along the longitudinal dimension of the platform in opposite directions. An additional embodiment of an exercise device includes spaced-apart exercise members engageable by appendages of an exerciser and moveable in opposed directions, a body support member for supporting an exerciser and a platform below the body support member. A synchronizing drive system connects the exercise members with the body support member for moving the body support member in opposite directions relative to the platform by movement of the exercise members in opposite directions, respectively.



ORTHOPEDIC SUPPORT AND EXERCISE DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An orthopedic support and exercise device may be used to help patients regain strength and mobility during lower limb rehabilitative exercises. An orthopedic support and exercise device may include a foot support body; a rotation restraint wall extending vertically upward on one side of the foot support; a divider wall extending vertically upward from the support body and extending transversely from an opposing side of the foot support body; an ankle bed rest defined by a space between the rotation restraint wall and the divider wall such that a foot placed on the orthopedic support and exercise device with ankle in the ankle bed rest is prevented from rotational movements during extension and flexion of a leg; and a weighted slider with a smooth bottom surface that is attached at a base of the foot support body.



EXERCISE DEVICES HAVING DAMPED JOINTS AND RELATED METHODS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An exercise device may comprise at least one joint. The at least one joint may comprise at least one first surface positioned adjacent to at least one second surface, the at least one second surface movable relative to the at least one first surface at at least one interface. A damping grease having a dynamic viscosity greater than about 100 Pascal seconds at standard temperature and pressure may be positioned at the at least one interface between the at least one first surface and the at least one second surface of the at least one joint.



Exercise Bike With Adjustable Ground Support

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A highly adjustable stationary exercise bicycle for tall or large individuals is presented incorporating a number of features specifically designed for larger stationary bicycle users. The bicycle includes infinitely adjustable vertical and horizontal seat heights and positions as well as infinitely adjustable horizontal handle bar heights. The bicycle further includes extendable front and rear support mechanisms that increase the footprint of the stationary bicycle to provide additional stability for tall or large users. The extendable foot may be included in the front, rear, or both.



PORTABLE ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE MACHINE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An exercise apparatus having a pulley, a pair of stabilizing assemblies each configured to couple a front portion of a respective pedal element to each side of the pulley, a looped belt configured to couple the pulley to a resistance assembly, a tension stabilizer configured to maintain a tension of the looped belt on the pulley, and the resistance assembly configured to assert an adjustable resistance to the pedal elements through the looped belt, where the resistance is adjusted by changing a distance between a flywheel element and a corresponding magnetic plate element of the resistance assembly, the magnetic plate asserting a magnetic force over the distance on the flywheel element and the looped belt looping around a co-rotating extension from the flywheel element.



Multi-axis Adjustable Exercise Machine

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-axis adjustable exercise machine which is pivotable about both a pitch axis and a roll axis with respect to a base for allowing an exerciser to perform a wide range of exercises on a pitched or rolled exercise machine. The multi-axis adjustable exercise machine generally includes an exercise machine which is adjustable with respect to a base. The exercise machine may be pivoted about a roll axis to adjust the roll angle of the exercise machine or may be pivoted about a pitch axis to adjust the pitch angle of the exercise machine. One or more actuators may be connected between the base and the exercise machine to effectuate the pivoting of the exercise machine about either or both axes with respect to the base.



Center Mass Bell Apparatus and Methods of Using Same

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A center mass bell apparatus, comprising: a main body shaped substantially like a hollow sphere with spherical caps removed in a same central axis of the body to create two opposing openings and where the main body is balanced in at least three dimensions from a center point of the sphere; and, a hand hold traversing centrally through the hollow of the spherical main body.



WEIGHTED ARTICLE WITH FILL SPOUT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An article (101) is provided which comprises a body (103) having an interior volume (113), and a collapsible inlet (105) which is in open communication with said interior volume and which is movable from a first position in which it extends from said body, to a second position in which it extends into said internal volume.



EXERCISE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An exercise device is disclosed wherein the exercise device is composed of a flexible, sealed tube, two handles disposed at the distal ends of the tube, and an aperture whereby material may be introduced into the interior of the flexible tube. The exercise device may alternately be composed of an interior tube within an exterior tube, both the interior and the exterior tubes having apertures through which material may be introduced. The material which may be introduced into the flexible tube by means of the aperture may optionally be solid, semi-solid, liquid or gas. The material introduced through the aperture serves as a weight in the use of the exercise device.



GYMNIC GARMENT AND RELEVANT KIT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a gymnic device or kit for the execution of exercises exploiting the elastic reaction of extensible elements; the device comprises:—a pair of elastic elements or straps, presenting a distal or bottom end and a proximal or upper end;—a garment wearable by the user comprising a pair of trousers provided with a pair of channels, extending along both legs of the trousers, in which are inserted the elastic elements or the elastic straps; each of said channels extends, from top to bottom, according to a curved path that starts from the external area of the trousers leg, in correspondence of the sides, and that extends towards the rear area of the leg of the trousers.



Exercising Assembly

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An exercising assembly includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. The elongated member has a break therein positioned between the first end and second end to define a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes the first end. The first and second portions are pivotally combined such that the first and second ends are movable toward or away from each other. A resistance member is mounted on the elongated member at a juncture of the first and second portions. The resistance member resists movement of the first end toward the second end. An arm coupler is attached to the first end and releasably engages an arm of a person. A grip is attached to the second end and extends away therefrom.



EXERCISE APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An exercise apparatus including a frame, and a cushion adjacent to the frame having a surface. The exercise apparatus further includes a harness wearable by the user and a resistance member extending between the harness and the frame and where the tension within the resistance member is variable.