Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTProvided herein is a plyometric box comprising a rigid body having one or more recessed edges, each of the one or more recessed edges being filled by a resilient component that is attached to a surface of the recess.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTObstacle systems, components thereof, and related devices. A climbing apparatus includes a handle and an anchoring appendage extending at an acute angle less than 85 degrees to the handle. An anchor receiver can include an aperture in the anchor receiver corresponding in shape to the anchoring appendage of the climbing apparatus to temporarily secure the climbing apparatus to the anchor receiver. The anchor receiver can be affixed to a surface of a structure, such as successive surfaces of a upright surface, for example. An anchor receiver can include multiple apertures for use with different angled surfaces.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention is a rehabilitation and mobility improvement apparatus (RMIA) and method of use for use in providing increased mobility in persons having reduced strength and mobility due to for instance injury or illness. The apparatus is adapted so as to allow a person who could not readily slide or move their arm or other mobility reduced appendage (MRA) to slide or move their MRA, such as across a flat surface such as a table top or a floor, so as to provide exercise for such MRA, and so as to increase strength and mobility in such MRA.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA rehabilitation exercise facility includes a support, a carrier for supporting a user, an actuator attached to the support and coupled to the carrier with a coupling device, for moving the carrier relative to the support, a control device, and a detecting device is connected to the control device for detecting the movement of the carrier and the user. An exercising machine is supported in front of the support for being operated by the user. The exercising machine includes a displayer for showing the detected or analyzed result from the control device. The support includes a base, two columns extended from the base, a frame attached to the columns for supporting a cantilever beam.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn exercise machine is provided for developing the chest muscles while maintaining correct biomechanical posture and joint movement for the user, thereby maximizing efficiency and safety. The exercise machine includes a track on which two platforms independently slide. The platforms are each interconnected to a weight stack unit or other vertical resistance unit that provide resistance to the inward movement of the platforms. Each platform may also be connected to a tension element or resistance band that is configured to provide gradual and progressively increased resistance as the platforms are moved inwardly towards the center or center stop of the track.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA facial muscle training too has weight portions provided at the ends of left and right arms. A orally held portion, which is held by the lips, is provided between the arms. The arms vibrate in resonance when the orally held portion is vibrated in the vertical direction at a frequency of less than 6.50 hertz. Accordingly, the weight of the weight portions acts as load on the orally held portion and a facial muscle training effect is achieved.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA squat assistance device. The squat assistance device includes a base having a first side and a second side, a padded back support disposed on the first side of the base, a frame connected to the second side of the base, a plurality of wheels rotatably attached to opposing vertical rails of the frame, a neck support connected to an upper portion of the padded back support, the neck support configured to support configured a user's neck, and one or more weight supports disposed on the second side of the base extending perpendicularly therefrom, wherein the one or more weight supports are each configured to support a weight thereon. Users lean against the padded back rest while the plurality of wheels roll along a vertical surface such as a wall, assisting the user with the performance of the squat and reducing the risk of injury.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTIn at least one embodiment, a transportable exercise device includes a plurality of pulleys engaged to an elevated horizontal support, a cable is operatively engaged to and extends between the pulleys engaged to the support, the cable having a first end and a second end, a grasping device is releasably engaged to the cable proximate to the first end, and a strap which is constructed and arranged to releasably engage the kettlebell weight, is releasably engaged to the cable proximate to the second end, wherein the manipulation of the grasping device in a downward direction draws the first end of the cable in a downward direction, elevating the kettlebell weight in an upward direction above a ground or floor surface.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA dumbbell with detachable weights has a handle assembly, multiple weights, a first end cap assembly, and a second end cap assembly. The handle assembly has a main support with a handle, a first end panel, and a second end panel. The weights are mounted between the first and second end panels of the main support, are arranged around the handle, and are radially detachable from the main support. The first and second end cap assemblies are respectively mounted on the first and second end panels and selectively engage with the weights. By turning a driving cap of the first end cap assembly, the first and second end cap assemblies can disengage from the weights. Since the weights can be radially mounted onto or detached from the main support, an adjusting range of training weight of the dumbbell can be increased.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention is a case that holds weight material and is used to add weight to a bicycle. The case is attached to a bicycle frame at various locations via a plurality of attachment straps. The case can be attached to a bicycle frame top tube, down tube or in front of a seat tube. The weight material is removable and can be loaded directly into the case or into one or more removable weight pouches that are inserted into the case. The weight of the case is adjustable by adding or subtracting weight as needed. Weight pouches are segmented to enable the weight amount to be reduced incrementally and to help keep the contents from moving around.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present application includes various embodiments of apparatuses, systems, kits, and methods for physical exercise of a user. Some embodiments, for example, include an apparatus comprising: a strap having a first end, a second end, a length between the first end and the second end, the strap having an elastic portion between and spaced apart from the first end and the second end; a first handle configured to be coupled to the strap on a first side of the elastic portion such that the first handle is spaced apart from the elastic portion; a second handle configured to be coupled to the strap on a second side of the elastic portion such that the second handle is spaced apart from the elastic portion; and one or more suspension members configured to be coupled (i) to the strap at a first point between the elastic portion and the first handle, and at a second point between the elastic portion and the second handle, and (ii) to be coupled to a supporting structure.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn exercise anchor for seated exercise that includes: a canvas sheet; a strap sewn to one side of the canvas sheet; a grommet opening in the strap; an exercise tube inserted through the opening of the strap. The exercise anchor may further including a handle on the exercise tube, where the handle is adjustable along the length of the exercise tube.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTPairs of magnetic disks and reciprocation piston-cylinders filled with viscous fluid are used to provide friction for a portable exercise harness. The viscous fluid in cylinder-piston push-pull configuration provide resistance to a extension cable for the physical exercise. The exercise apparatus fits in a harness for travel and easy attachment to ordinary household furniture and fixtures.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA waist fitness apparatus includes main body and a resilient cover. The main body has a base pivotally connected with a supporting board through an eccentric unit, and the base is used to distribute the weight of the user, so the main body can be stably disposed on the ground. The present invention is advantageous because the height of the supporting board is higher than the height of the knee height of an average adult, the user does not have to bend the knees when sitting on it to increase the comfortableness. Also, the supporting board can be dragged back to its original position by the cover when it is not in use, so the user does not have to adjust the supporting board.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAspects of the present disclosure involve an exercise device including a base member, a pair of tower members, and a strap. The base member includes a substantially planar bottom surface, a top surface opposite the bottom surface, and an opening extending through the top and bottom surfaces. The pair of tower members extends upward from opposite ends of the top surface of the base member. The strap releasably secures to each of the pair of tower members at a chosen height and with a chosen amount of slack. The strap includes a handle positioned between a first end and a second end of the strap, wherein the chosen amount of slack of the strap is adjustable by coupling the strap to each of the pair of tower members at different positions on the strap.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTJump rope assembly comprising a rope, a handle at one end of the rope, an axially extending axle mounted in bearings within the handle for rotation about its axis, a gimbal head affixed to the axle at one end of the handle including a ring with a circular opening having an axis perpendicular to the axis of the axle, and a spherical ball of greater diameter than the opening pivotally seated against one side of the ring, with an end portion of the rope passing freely through the opening and being attached to the ball in a manner permitting the ball to pivot freely with respect to the axis of the opening as the gimbal head rotates about the axis of the axle.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn exercise device having many advantageous features is described, including the ability to provide users with multiple modes of training by transforming the device into different configurations. Users can exercise their cardiovascular endurance by using the device in its jump rope configuration. Users can also engage in muscular resistance training using the same device configured to one of multiple possible resistance training configurations. Resistance training configurations provide a method of suspending users' bodyweight such that they can train their muscular strength capacity by exerting themselves against the force of gravity. Resistance can be selected from nearly zero resistance to a user's full body weight, with the ability to easily adjust between exercises and between users, and the ability to easily transform the device between configurations to provide for versatility and ease-of-use. The device includes an inelastic length member with two clip assemblies and two handles and/or grips at both ends.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA trampoline assembly (10) comprises a trampoline bed (12); a trampoline frame (14) that supports the trampoline bed (12); and a plurality of spaced apart, resilient members (16) that are attached to and extend substantially between the trampoline bed (12) and the trampoline frame (14) to maintain the trampoline bed (12) in tension. At least one of the resilient members (16) is an adjustable resilient member (216) that can be selectively adjusted while simultaneously connected to both the trampoline frame (14) and the trampoline bed (12) to selectively adjust the tension of the trampoline bed (12). The adjustable resilient member (216) includes a resilient assembly (218); a first connector (220) that is movably connected to the resilient assembly (218); and a second connector (222) that is movably connected to the resilient assembly (218). The resilient assembly (218) is rotatable in a first rotational direction to increase the tension of the trampoline bed (12), and in a second rotational direction to decrease the tension of the trampoline bed (12).
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTEmbodiments of the disclosure provide a method and apparatus for recommending music, and a bicycle, the method including: acquiring a cadence of a sporting user; determining a number of beats corresponding to the acquired cadence according to the cadence, and a preset correspondence relationship between the cadence and the number of beats; and recommending music agreeing with the number of beats for the sporting user according to the number of beats, so that the sporting user can be provided with the music agreeing with his or her sporting state so as to better satisfy the user and to improve the experience of the user.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA striking assembly for martial arts training includes a track that may be coupled to a vertical support surface. The track includes a base portion and a slide portion. A back surface of the base portion extends longitudinally along the support surface. A forward surface of the slide portion is recessed lateral surfaces to define a pair of rails coextensive with the lateral surfaces. Respective grooves extending inwardly into each of the lateral surfaces. A target is coupled to the slide portion of the track. The target is positionable at a selected point on the track such that the target may be struck.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA balance board fitness training device is provided. The fitness training device may include a deck having a top surface, a bottom surface, and opposing first and second side edges and opposing front and rear longitudinal edges together forming a perimeter of the deck; at least one wheel bracket structure positioned below the deck, the at least one wheel bracket structure rotatably supporting at least two wheels and configured so as to be movable relative to the deck about a pivot line at least partially extending between the opposing first and second side edges of the deck; and at least one resilient damping member connected to the at least one wheel bracket structure and the deck.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn apparatus is disclosed for enabling an operator to exercise comprising a frame having a body, a base and a top. A load is positioned on the frame for providing a resistive force. A press is positioned on the frame for displacement by the operator. A linkage joins the load with the press for displacing the load upon displacement of the press by the operator. An arm extends between a support end and a user end. A support pivot secures the support end of the arm to the top of the frame for pivoting the arm about the frame. A user interface inputs and outputs data. A user pivot securing the user interface to the user end of the arm for pivoting the user interface about the arm.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention comprises a device for strengthening, improving range of motion and/or improving flexibility in ankle joints and/or rehabilitating injured ankle joints. The device comprises a structure or frame, at least one resistance mechanism connected to the structure or frame and a support platform connected to the at least one resistance mechanism for supporting the patient's foot. Rotating, flexing, inverting and/or everting the foot connected to the ankle of interest, which results in pressure applied to the support platform by the subject foot, increases and/or decreases the tension in the at least one resistance mechanism. A variety of stretches and/or strengthening and/or rehabilitating exercises may be performed with the device. The support platform is suspended within the frame on the at least one resistance mechanism and, as a result, the support platform may be rotated, flexed, inverted and/or everted in an infinite number of direct
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn exercise system with positioning markings for aiding in identifying proper positioning of the body while performing a wide range of exercises. The exercise system with positioning markings generally includes a carriage slidably secured between a pair of rails. A first platform may be positioned at a first end of the exercise machine and a second platform may be positioned at a second end of the exercise machine. One or more handle assemblies may also be provided for use in various exercises. A longitudinal carriage marking extends between the first and second ends of the carriage and a plurality of cross carriage markings extend perpendicular to the longitudinal carriage marking to ease identification of different points and areas on the carriage during exercise. Platform markings and handle markings may also be included. Reference characters may also be positioned on or around the various markings to aid in identifying their locations.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTSome embodiments of the present disclosure include a system for rotatably and horizontally suspending a running/walking surface over air without being supported by a deck and a treadmill including the same. The system may include a belt rotationally suspended between a pair of rails, the belt configured to support a user; a plurality of pairs of grommets spaced along a length of the belt proximate to an edge of the belt; a bracket attached to a corresponding pair of grommets by a cable, wherein the bracket and the pair of grommets are positioned in a triangular relationship; a transporter bolt extending from the bracket; and a roller rotatably attached to the transporter bolt, wherein the roller is configured to engage with the rail.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe unit includes a single rowing and seat component connected to a simplified braking mechanism. The sliding seat is attached to a dual track frame. The rowing component includes a handle attached to a deep profile sprocket and synchronous belt attached to a flywheel. The unit folds onto itself, and telescopes together compacting and weighing approximately 27 pounds for transport in a small carry case.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn upright bike includes a main frame including a front portion and a rear portion. A rail structure is connected to the rear portion of the main frame. An X-shaped frame is slidably mounted to the rail structure and pivotally connected to the front portion of the main frame. A slide end is formed on the X-shaped frame and slidably mounted onto the rail structure. A stepping structure is mounted on a lower section of the first trestle of the X-shaped frame. A seat is secured on a top of the first trestle of the X-shaped frame. A handlebar is transversally secured on the X-shaped frame. A restitute element has two opposite ends respectively secured on the first trestle and the second trestle of the X-shaped frame for providing restitution force to the X-shaped frame when the handlebar is upwardly pulled.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThis is an exercise device that sits on the floor used for sit-ups/crunches and core body exercise twists. Handles affixed to the stationary base plate of the device allow user to grasp and pull up body for easier, modified crunches/sit-ups, as well as to turn the body to the right and left on a rotatable seat plate during abdominal twist exercises. The seat of the device rotates on a fixed axis pin or be secured on its perimeter in a manner to still allow rotation. An optional waist/knee strap-belt secured to the stationary base plate allows the user to anchor his body down while exercise allowing greater leverage to lift body weight and/or external weights while and reducing unwanted leg lift. The device also has optional front and lumbar cushion support. The device is small enough to easily carry to gym or on trips.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA wrist-grip exercise device is disclosed comprising two partial spheroids interconnected by an elastic central bridge, which partial spheroids may be rotatable axially 90 degrees in opposite directions around a longitudinal axis under the force, with each partial spheroid acting as a graspable handle. In some embodiments the partial spheroids are in the shape of hemispheres. The elastic bridge provides resistance to facilitate exercise and power to return the device to its original shape after being twisted and contorted during use. The elastic central bridge may be an elastomeric polymer material interconnecting the two partial spheroids. In other embodiments the central bridge is a coil spring. In some embodiments the handles are inflatable to facilitate compression grip exercises. In some embodiments the handles are attached to the coil spring by male-female connection system. Another embodiment of the present invention substitutes polyhedrons for the two partial spheroids.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present application relates to a physical therapy device to strengthen and prevent atrophy in muscles for use while seated in a chair or a wheelchair or while lying in a bed. The physical therapy device includes a back rest; right and left upper arm rests coupled to the back rest by a first connector; and right and left lower arm rests coupled to the right and left upper arm rests, respectively, by a second connector. Each lower arm rest comprises a handle. Each upper arm rest is configured to move towards the back rest at the first connector to fold flush against the back rest. The physical therapy device further comprises an extender coupled to the back rest; right and left upper leg units coupled to the extender by a third connector; and right and left lower leg units coupled to the right and left upper leg units, respectively, by a fourth connector. Each lower leg unit comprises a stirrup.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn elastic structure of a sport equipment comprises a base, a staggered frame, an elastic body and an applying member. The base is supported on a ground. The elastic body is extendable and retractable located on the base. The applying member is connected to the elastic body for generating a stretching movement back and forth. The base and the staggered frame can be foldable, thus the elastic structure of the sport equipment has a smaller volume for collecting and saving.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe invention discloses an elasticity adjusting mechanism of an exercise equipment which includes a base, a staggered frame, an adjusting socket, an elastic body and force exerting member. The base and the staggered frame pivot with each other and constitute the main structure of the elasticity adjusting mechanism of the exercise equipment. The staggered frame extends outwardly from the base and includes an extended socket and a plurality of fixed portions, the fixed portions are disposed on the staggered frame and with different distances to the extended socket. When the adjusting socket is selectively assembled with one of the fixed portions at different positions, the elastic body passing through the extended socket and the adjusting socket changes its elasticity in accordance with extension amount.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA support apparatus for use during plyometric exercise. The apparatus includes a resilient body having a cuboid shape. A flexible cover is provided that surrounds the body. The cuboid body has a height, width and depth which are all of different lengths to each other such that the apparatus may be arranged in three different orientations in which an uppermost face defines a landing platform of three different heights. The body includes a foam core and a shock absorbing layer located at and bonded to the outer surface of the core that surrounds and encapsulates the core. The shock absorbing layer is formed of a foam material having a density greater than the foam core and is located at all six sides of the apparatus such that an intermediate layer is located at the upper face of the apparatus to define a landing platform whatever the orientation of the apparatus.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present specification discloses an exercise system comprising a stable support purchase, such as a ballet barre, and an unstable support apparatus, such as a ball or a roller, wherein an individual may support a limb on the unstable support apparatus and selectively contact the stable support purchase for balance while performing an exercise, such as a ballet position, and an associated method comprising the steps of positioning at least one limb on the unstable support apparatus and simultaneously performing the exercise.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn assembly-type balance training device includes a first block and a second block. The first block has a first front end and a first back end. The first front end has a first front groove and a first front protrusion protrudes outwardly as well as being adjacent to the first front groove in a predetermined distance. The second block has a second front end and second back end. The second back end has a second back groove and a second back protrusion protrudes outwardly as well as being adjacent to the second back groove in a predetermined distance. The first front protrusion of the first block is detachably pressed into the second back groove of the second block; the second back protrusion of the second block is detachably pressed into the first front groove of the first block so that the first block and the second block are assembled.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA walking assistance device configured to permit the independent movement of an individual via simulated weight reduction is described. The device is configured to partially suspend a portion of a user's weight via a seat-lifting system, facilitating the movement of a user with experiencing difficulty walking without assistance. The system of the device preferably employs a seat, a hydraulic or electric seat-lift mechanism, a seat restraint, a frame, wheels, a brake system, and a power source. The seat-lift mechanism is configured to rise and lower the seat, enabling the user to control the percentage of weight lifted, while the feet of the user remain in partial contact with the floor. The frame forms the structure and support of the device, and is configured to move laterally via wheels on the bottom of the frame of the device.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn electronic punching bag includes an elongate bag formed of resilient material, a microprocessor disposed in an interior of the electronic punching bag or at a periphery of the electronic punching bag, and a display screen that extends around more than half of the periphery of the electronic punching bag. The display screen is configured to receive signals from the microprocessor. The signals cause the display screen to display visual signals.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn exercise apparatus includes a first cord, a second cord, and an adjustment mechanism. The first cord is pullable from and retractable around a first pulley. The second cord is pullable from and retractable around a second pulley. The adjustment mechanism allows for adjusting a pull-out tension provided by the first cord independently of a retraction tension provided by the first cord. The pull-out tension provided by the first cord is a tension provided by the first cord when the first cord is pulled from the first pulley. The retraction tension provided by the first cord is a tension provided by the first cord when the first cord is retracted around the first pulley.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn exercise device comprises a frame, two pedals, two first swing arms, two second swing arms, a resistance device, two link rods, two cranks, two limiting rods, and a stride-adjusting device. Each first swing arm has two ends, in which one end pivotally connects to the frame, and the other connects to one second swing arm. Each second swing arm has two ends, in which one end connects to one first swing arm, and the other connects to one pedal. Each crank includes an end connecting to an axle of the resistance device and another end connecting to one link rod. Each link rod includes two ends, in which one end connects to one crank, and the other connects to an area of one second swing arm. Each pedal sildely couples with one corresponding limiting rod, and an end of each limiting rod movably couples with the stride-adjusting device.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA Pilates machine tension device support system for efficiently providing a tension force to a movable platform of an exercise machine. The Pilates machine tension device support system generally includes a frame, a platform movably positioned upon the frame and a tension assembly connected between the frame and the platform to provide selective tension upon the platform in a first direction. The tension assembly is comprised of a plurality of pulleys and a plurality of tension devices positioned upon the pulleys, wherein the tension devices are attached between a frame and the platform. The tension members are selectively engaged to the platform to increase or decrease the tension applied to the platform for varying levels of workouts.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn exercise machine includes a supporting frame, a weight provider which is supported by the supporting frame for providing different adjustable resistance levels, a body exercising system operatively coupled at the supporting frame to link with the weight provider, and two flexible handles. Each of the flexible handles includes an elongated flexible strip, a fastening member affixed to a first end of the flexible strip to form a coupling end of the flexible handle for detachably coupling at the upper body exercising system, and a handgrip affixed to an opposed second end of said flexible strip to form a handgrip end of the flexible handle for enabling an exerciser to perform free motion press and fly exercises.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA multi-purpose exercise bench having a versatile resistance accessory configurable for use to provide weight-training resistance in a variety of exercises is provided. A multi-purpose exercise bench comprises: an elongated frame configured to rest on a flat floor in a stable manner; a lower seat portion supported on the frame; a resistance accessory mounted to the frame, the resistance accessory comprising: a pad movably mounted to the frame to be movable between a first position and a second position; a locking mechanism operable to lock the pad in either of the first position and the second position; and a plurality of resistance bands attached to the pad. A multi-purpose exercise system include the multi-purpose exercise bench and an exercise bar defining at least one groove dimension to receive at least one receiver ring attached to at least one of the resistance bands.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn exercise machine handle system which provides a unique handle and rotatable handle hub configuration to aid in performing a variety of exercises. The exercise machine handle system generally includes one or more handle assemblies each having a mounting bracket adapted to be removably secured to an exercise machine and including an upwardly-extending mounting hub shaft. A handle hub having a pair of curved handles extending in opposite directions therefrom is rotatably securable around an upper end of the handle hub shaft into a variety of locked positions. A third curved handle extends from an upper end of the handle hub in a similarly rotatably securable position. By removably securing one or more handle assemblies to an exercise machine, a user can benefit from a wide range of exercises supported by the adjustable handle assemblies.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA fitness training bag provided in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes a body having an outer bag, and inner bag, and a filler. The outer bag encloses a first interior area therein and is water-permeable. The inner bag is disposed within the first interior area, encloses a second interior area therein, and is also water-permeable. The filler is disposed within second interior area and includes a plurality of pieces of material that are non-absorbent, drainable, and non-packable. At least some of the plurality of pieces of material are resiliently compressible so as to be shock-absorbing. At least one handle is stitched to the body. The at least one handle is configured to facilitate manipulation of the body to perform an exercise.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThis application discloses a portable exercise device for flexibility and strengthening. In some embodiments, the device is comprised of one elastic band of surgical tubing or like material and one non-elastic band, with two pairs of looped handles tied to each end of the elastic band. These looped handles can attach to a user's limb without any need for grasping. The non-elastic end of the device can be affixed to an anchor point. The exercise device offers light but adjustable resistance via a resistance modulator, allowing the user to engage in a full range of standing and seated exercises with forces comparable to swimming. In addition, two instances of the device can be combined to engage both the user's hands and feet simultaneously.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA control mechanism includes a friction brake assembly. The friction brake assembly includes a push rod and a friction pad connected to the push rod. The control mechanism also includes a magnetic resistance assembly. The magnetic resistance assembly includes a rotatable sleeve, a movable housing in contact with the rotatable sleeve, and at least one magnet disposed within the movable housing. The control mechanism also includes a knob in mechanical communication with both the push rod and the rotatable sleeve.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA muscles and bones stretching health device is constituted by combining the following components together: a back rest, at least one elastic element, a seat cushion, at least one support boy, vertical first, second and third support elements and a base. Whereby, a variety of fitness postures can be done through the back rest, seat cushion and support bodies so as to achieve the stretch of muscles and bones, weight loss and physical fitness, and increase use convenience.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAttachments, apparatuses, and methods for partial weight bearing gait training are described. Attachments for partial weight bearing gait training may include a structure sized and configured for attachment to a walker, an undampened elastic member, and a harness. Apparatuses may include a walker with a walker frame and at least two wheels, a harness support base frame connected to the walker, a suspension arm coupled to the harness support base frame, an undampened elastic member connected to the suspension arm, and a harness connected to the undampened elastic member. Related methods of assembling a gait training apparatus and of using a gait training device are also described.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA walking training apparatus includes a walking assistance apparatus attached to a leg of a user, a first pulling mechanism to pull the leg upward and forward, a controller configured to control the first pulling mechanism so that a vertically-upward component of a pulling force applied by the first pulling mechanism reduces a weight of the walking assistance apparatus, and a joint angle detector disposed in the walking assistance apparatus or an image pickup device to take an image of the leg of the user. The controller is configured to make the first pulling mechanism generate an additional pulling force in addition to the pulling force at a start of forward swinging of the leg or during a swinging period of the leg in a walking motion of the user, by using information detected by at least one of the joint angle detector and the image pickup device.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA gait device and method for rehabilitating or developing a subject's lower extremity. The device may include a movable belt configured for the subject to ambulate thereon; a track provided above the movable belt that is generally aligned with the movable belt; and a coupler that is configured to travel along the track and attach to the distal portion of the lower extremity of the subject while the subject is ambulating on the movable belt.