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5916063 Portable memory-mediated system and method for providing customized training program for user of plural units of exercise apparatus  
A system for programming training on exercise apparatus, with a series of exercises defining a personalized program, includes a central unit with first processor and a bi-directional data...
5904639 Apparatus, system, and method for carrying out protocol-based isometric exercise regimens  
A protocol-configurable isometric hand grip recording dynamometer with user guidance. The apparatus employs a grip within which is mounted a load cell. The load cell, in turn, is coupled to a...
5897457 Athletic performance monitoring system  
An athletic performance evaluation device utilizes ultrasonic sensing circuitry or infrared sensing circuitry, a vibration sensitive switch, and an audio input to signal a microprocessor to start...
5879270 Heart rate interval control for cardiopulmonary interval training  
Cardiopulmonary interval training between a user high target heart rate and a user low target heart rate is obtained with an exercise apparatus by increasing the load of the exercise apparatus at...
5871423 Gyroscopic weight training devices  
A motorized dumbbell attached to a power source for use in exercising a muscle group of a user. The motorized dumbbell includes a handle and a weight section connected thereto. The weight section...
5868647 Apparatus and method for reducing repetitive strain injuries  
An apparatus and method for reducing, preventing, lessening and treating the incidence and severity of Repetitive Strain Injuries ("RSI") comprising a combination of computer software and hardware...
5857939 Exercise device with audible electronic monitor  
An electronic exercise monitor for monitoring the repetitive performance of an exercise comprises a switch having a contact member connected to a displaceable member of the exercise equipment, the...
5839990 Apparatus for connecting an exercise bicycle to a computer  
A device for connecting fitness equipment such as an exercise bicycle to a computer equipped with a game control device including a continuously variable resistance (e.g. industry standard...
5830107 Exercise platform with performance display  
An exercise machine providing selectively variable rhythmic audible accompaniment for torso twisting and arm thrusting motions. The machine has three rotatably mounted foot platforms and two...
5823913 Method for exercising the abdominal muscles  
A device for exercising the abdominal muscles and method comprising an informing unit having a sensor, an announciator with a signal-controlling circuit board and a signal reproducer, and elements...
5813951 Total body exercising and rehabilitation weight lifting machine and method  
A single-station type total body exercise and rehabilitation weight-lifting machine and method of selectively recruiting, isolating, and maximally contracting a specific segment of a target muscle...
5803870 Exercise machine using heart rate control for cardiopulmonary interval training  
Cardiopulmonary interval training between a user high target heart rate and a user low target heart rate is obtained with an exercise apparatus by increasing the load of the exercise apparatus at...
5800314 User-motion-response type exercise equipment  
A user-motion-response type exercise equipment capable of changing the moving speed of the moving belt surface so as to follow the running speed of the runner from the start to end of running. The...
5792025 Method and apparatus for reducing repetitive motion injury risk to typist and pointer-device operators  
A system to reducing repetitive motion injury (RMI) risks comprises a wrist-resting device having one or both of a heater and a vibrator in the device. In preferred embodiments edges of a support...
5785632 Fitness feedback system for weight stack machines  
An apparatus for providing feedback to a user of a weight stack machine having weights for lifting has an enclosure adapted for attachment to the weight stack machine. A weight sensor weight for...
5728027 Biofeedback system for training abdominal muscles  
A biofeedback system for training the abdominal muscles uses a belt or waistband with a buckle which includes switches, at least one switch modifying a music tape source which is, for example,...
5722915 Movement training device with a crank  
A movement training device includes a crank including crankarms and pedals disposed on the crankarms, the pedals being connectable to feet or arms of a person training; an electric motor...
5720711 Physiological evaluation and exercise system  
A system for isolating, evaluating and exercising the muscle groups of the human hand which includes structure for detecting the cardinal movements of the hand and translating the movements into...
5704875 Data acquisition device  
A data acquisition device includes a receiver operable to receive a stream of data, a first input device operable to supply an identifier to identify data from the stream of data received by the...
5702323 Electronic exercise enhancer  
An apparatus for providing stimuli to a user while sensing the performance and condition of the user may rely on a controller for programmably coordinating a tracking device and a sensory...
5679104 Isometric exercising apparatus  
An isometric exercise apparatus includes a pair of exercise mechanisms adjustably mounted along parallel slanted tracks. Each mechanism has an arm pivotally mounted thereto. A torque ratchet or...
5667459 Computerized exercise game machine  
A computerized exercise game machine provides continuous and instantaneous feedback to the exerciser or user to maintain the user's exercise goal in real time. The exercise goal is updated by the...
5643142 AC motor driven treadmill  
An exercise treadmill having a direct drive AC induction motor controlled by an AC motor driver/controller. The driver/controller is itself controlled through programmable circuitry having a...
5637065 Massage exercise bar device  
An exercise bar device comprises a first hollow bar, a second hollow bar, a massage sleeve extending proximally from the second hollow bar, a first foam tube enclosing the first hollow bar, a...
5591104 Physical exercise video system  
A physical exercise video system includes a physical exercise machine (22), a video system (24) and an interface module (26). The video system (24) has a computer (28) and a removable cartridge...
5588938 Strength of a muscle training apparatus  
An extension arm (11) can be fixed to a column (2) at any height and with different inclinations. A foot holder (15, 16) is displaceably mounted on the extension arm and can be moved against the...
5573486 Safety controls for muscle development exercise machine  
It is critical to prevent muscular damage to an athlete in a machine that produces a restraining force that must be overcome in the initial part of an exercise stroke. This is achieved by a...
5568928 Video game controller for use with an exercise apparatus  
A video game controller for use with an exercise apparatus. The controller includes a gross motion sensor which is activated by the palm of the user's hand when the user's wrist is rotated. In...
5538486 Instrumented therapy cord  
An instrumented therapy cord including a load cell transducer, a resistive stretch cord and a microprocessor control module having internal memory capacity and programming means for assessing,...
5527239 Pulse rate controlled exercise system  
A pulse controlled exercise system is disclosed which incorporates an exercise device, a monitor capable of displaying images formed from television signals, a pulse rate sensor for sensing the...
5490816 Pace generating device  
A pace generating device which output a desirable pace signal automatically without stopping an exerciser from exercising and which can save consumption power. A walking detector outputs a walking...
5484358 Automatic magnetic controller for magnetic tension by setting wattage  
An automatic magnetic controller is linked with a computer to process a formula for the relationship between the wattage and the expended calories. Then the desired numbered of calories will be...
5474090 Exercise monitoring system capable of simultaneous transmission of voice and physiological data  
Apparatus and method for monitoring exercise activity and exercise responses of a user/patient. The monitoring apparatus and method forms the basis of a physical fitness system or a patient...
5460585 Muscle training and physical rehabilitation machine using electro-rheological magnetic fluid  
A force development system for controlling and generating variable shear forces in an exercise machine is disclosed for strengthening and developing body muscles during weight training or physical...
5435799 Circuit training exercise apparatus  
An exercise apparatus includes the combination of a multipurpose exercise machine capable of allowing a person to perform a number of different anaerobic exercises thereon and an aerobic exercise...
5433678 Dynamic resistance sytem for an exerciser machine  
This invention relates to a device that uses the linear relationship between the electric current and the torque of the D.C. motor to simulate the effect of a weight stack of exercise machines....
5421798 Closed chain evaluation and exercise system  
An apparatus for evaluation of a limb of a test subject. The apparatus generally includes a pedal or grip to secure the distal end of the limb to the apparatus and a seat to secure the proximal...
5383826 User interface console for exercise equipment  
A user interface console for programming exercise parameters relating to the operation of an exercise device, including a display for displaying the value of each of the exercise parameters and a...
5360382 Direct-drive tension device using D.C. motor  
This novel invention employs state of the art technology together with a powerful D.C. motor to simulate the effect of the weight stack in an exercise machine. In order to reduce the friction loss...
5350344 Exercise machine  
An exercise machine includes a weight stack with a plurality of separate weights and a lift bar for vertical movement with the stack. A pin assembly removably secures a desired portion of the...
5335649 Stretching device  
A proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercise device including a drive motor, gear mechanism connected with the drive motor, a control connected with the motor for operating the motor in...
5314394 Spotting apparatus for assisting a weightlifter  
A weightlifting apparatus including a support structure for supporting a weight to be lifted, and a monitoring system for monitoring the position of the weight within a range of movement. The...
5306216 Variable weight-load generator  
A weight load generating apparatus for variably outputting a weight load exerted on a load. A load is connected to, for example, an electromagnetic clutch which is driven by a drive source such as...
5304104 Dynamic resistance device for a physical exerciser  
A dynamic resistance device for an exerciser, comprises a bracket; an actuating device which is mounted within said bracket, which includes a motor and an output shaft; a winch which includes a...
5260870 Apparatus for measuring instantaneous power by leg-stretching power  
An apparatus for measuring the instantaneous power generated by a leg extension, which includes a seat provided above a drive system unit on which a subject is seated. A slide rail extends...
5222929 Walking exercise apparatus  
An exercise apparatus is arranged to include a spherical body spaced from a handle to permit swinging of the spherical body to promote extension of an individual's arms during an exercise...
5180352 Appliance used in exercising the arms and the legs  
An appliance used in exercising the arms and the legs, comprising a grip covered with a protective sleeve and fastened with an adjustable strap for use in exercising the arms, two sockets attached...
5142358 Earn per view television viewing regulation device  
An earn per view device affording variable viewing on a television as a reward for accomplishment of a positive task on an exercise machine, computer, electronic glove or other associated device....
5062626 Treadmill speed adjustment  
A control mechanism for adjusting the speed of a treadmill belt is disclosed. The mechanism includes a disk mounted on a drum of the treadmill. A drive head which defines a plurality of...
5033733 Stair climbing exercise apparatus  
A frame structure mounts two side-by-side steps which are pivotally connected to the frame structure for up-and-down motion. The first step is connected, via a strap, to a first pulley, the strap...