|Publication number||US20050101463 A1|
|Application number||US 10/704,816|
|Publication date||12 May 2005|
|Filing date||12 Nov 2003|
|Priority date||12 Nov 2003|
|Publication number||10704816, 704816, US 2005/0101463 A1, US 2005/101463 A1, US 20050101463 A1, US 20050101463A1, US 2005101463 A1, US 2005101463A1, US-A1-20050101463, US-A1-2005101463, US2005/0101463A1, US2005/101463A1, US20050101463 A1, US20050101463A1, US2005101463 A1, US2005101463A1|
|Original Assignee||James Chen|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (10), Referenced by (19), Classifications (50)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to physical exercisers and, more particularly, to a multipurpose exercising machine, which provides multiple operation modes including arm and chest exercise, front-bend, pedaling exercise, and etc.
2. Description of the Related Art
Various exercising machines have been developed, and have appeared on the market. These exercising machines commonly provide only one operation mode for exercising the muscles of a specific part of the body. Due to one single operation mode, the user becomes tired of operating the exercising machine within a short time. Nowadays, the new design concept is to provide a universal gym that provides multiple operation modes for exercising the muscles of different parts of the body. Because a universal gym allows the user to frequently change the operation mode, it greatly increases the user's willing of using the machine to exercise the muscles of the body.
The present invention has been accomplished under the circumstances in view. It is the main object of the present invention to provide a multipurpose exercising machine, which is practical for exercising the muscles of the arms, abdomen and legs.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a multipurpose exercising machine, which allows the user to change the operation position.
It is still another object of the present invention to provide a multipurpose exercising machine, which has a detachable individual exercising unit that is highly mobile.
To achieve these objects of the present invention, the multipurpose exercising machine comprises a machine base; a seat pad mounted on the machine base; a back pad pivoted to the machine base behind the seat pad and forwardly backwardly turnable relative to the machine base and positionable at a predetermined angle; a pedal unit mounted on the machine base in front of the seat pad; and a chest and back developer grip unit having an open frame detachably mounted on the machine base behind the seat pad, two swivel connectors respectively pivoted to the open frame at two sides and selectively set between a first position and a second position, two operation handles respectively pivoted to the swivel connectors, the operation handles being moved to a vertical position when the swivel connectors set in the first position, the operation handles being moved to a horizontal position when the swivel connectors set in the second position, and a plurality of elastomeric members symmetrically bilaterally connected between the handles and the open frame.
The machine base 20 is horizontally positioned on the floor, comprising a main frame 21, a leg extension bar 22 disposed at the front side of the main frame 21, a mounting tube 23 disposed at the back side of the main frame 21, a retractable rack 24 forwardly movably extended from the main frame 21, an adjustment rack 25 extended from the back side of the main frame 21, and a lock screw 26 adapted to control adjustment of the pitch between the main frame 21 and the retractable rack 24. Further, the adjustment rack 25 comprises a plurality of upright locating pins 27 arranged in a line.
The seat pad 30 is mounted on the main frame 21 of the machine base 20 between the leg extension bar 22 and the mounting tube 23. The top side of the seat pad 30 is disposed at an elevation relatively higher than the top end of the mounting tube 23 for the sitting of the user.
The back pad 40 is pivoted to the main frame 21 of the machine base 20 behind the seat pad 30 and the mounting tube 23 for supporting to support the user's back and can be biased forwards and backwards, having a supporting bar 41 disposed at the back side. The supporting bar 41 has one end pivoted to the back side of the back pad 40, and the other end provided with a locating hole 42 (see
The pedal unit 50 is of the known design mounted on the retractable rack 24 of the machine base 20, comprising two pedals 51 for pedaling by the user. The pedals 51 can be of the design similar to the pedals of a climber for stepping, or the design similar to the pedals of a bicycle for pedaling.
The two elastic cord members 70 each have a hook 71 at one end for hooking on the front side of the machine base 20 (see
The multipurpose exercising machine can be operated to exercise the muscles of different parts of the body as follows:
1. Pedaling exercise (see
2. Arm and chest exercise: When sitting on the seat pad, rest the back on the back pad 40 after the back pad 40 has been adjusted to the desired elevation, or on the cushion 66 of the chest and back developer grip unit 60 as desired after the chest and back developer grip unit 60 has been installed in the mounting tube 23 and adjusted to the desired elevation, and then hook the hooks 71 of the elastic cord members 70 on the back side of the machine base 20 (see
3. Front-bend (see
4. Chest and back exercise (see
As indicated above, the multipurpose exercising machine can be operated in either of the aforesaid four operation modes to exercise the muscles of the arms, abdomen and legs. Alternatively, the user can simultaneously perform two of the four operation modes, for example, Pedaling exercise plus Chest and back exercise, or Pedaling exercise plus Arm and chest exercise. Further, the user can also carry and operate the chest and back developer grip unit 60 while walking. In general, the multipurpose exercising apparatus provides multiple operation options for choice to exercise the muscles of different parts of the body.
The invention may be variously embodied.
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|U.S. Classification||482/142, 482/123, 482/62|
|International Classification||A63B22/08, A63B21/055, A63B23/025, A63B21/02, A63B22/12, A63B23/02, A63B69/16, A63B22/00, A63B23/035|
|Cooperative Classification||A63B21/1457, A63B22/0605, A63B23/1245, A63B23/1263, A63B22/0056, A63B2022/0079, A63B2225/09, A63B2225/10, A63B21/1449, A63B2022/0652, A63B2022/0041, A63B21/0004, A63B2208/0204, A63B23/0211, A63B21/0442, A63B22/0012, A63B2208/0233, A63B21/0552, A63B21/055, A63B21/1411, A63B23/1254, A63B21/0421, A63B21/1492, A63B23/03558, A63B21/1469, A63B21/1484, A63B23/03541|
|European Classification||A63B23/02A2, A63B23/12D2, A63B23/12D1, A63B21/14A2, A63B21/00D, A63B21/14D2, A63B22/08, A63B21/055D, A63B21/055, A63B23/12D, A63B22/00A6S|