Title:
Gym Work-Out Equipment for the Training of the Chest, Deltoids, Trapeziums and Triceps Muscles
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention consists in gym work-out equipment for chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles designated to be used both in specific areas such as gyms etc and in private areas. The equipment consists in an adaptable bench(H)-e quipped with an assist mobile system of arms (servomechanisms) (E) used to hold the weights (bars and dumb-bells) that with a mechanicals, hydraulics, electrics or pneumatics (C) command allows the athlete to arrange the weights on universal supports (F) without changing position of the exercise, a way of limiting efforts which can cause inflammation and personal injury, not to mention psychological stress due to muscle strain. The invention is equipped of side panels for protection to guarantee the safety of passers-by who could unintentionally come into contact with the mechanical parts in movement. This side panels can be used as support for advertising material.



Inventors:
Carbone, Salvatore (Catanzaro, IT)
Application Number:
10/587091
Publication Date:
06/12/2008
Filing Date:
01/26/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B21/078; G09F23/00; A63B71/02
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Primary Examiner:
LONG, ROBERT FRANKLIN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
IP Strategies (P.O. Box 6446, Asheville, NC, 28816, US)
Claims:
1. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, characterized to having a mobile system of arms, equipped of an universal bracket system for the equipment (dumb-bells, bars etc), having an assist horizontal movement (servomechanisms) and a vertical regulation, that, with a mechanicals, hydraulics, electrics or pneumatics commands activables by the user through rods, pedals, switchs or push buttons, allows the positioning of the equipment to the beginning of the exercise withdrawal of the same one to the end without changing position of the user, limiting efforts which often at the end of an exercise when an athlete is tired can cause inflammation and personal injury, not to mention psychological stress due to muscle strain.

2. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in claim 1, characterized to being equipped of a mobile system of arms, having an assist horizontal movement (servomechanisms) and a vertical regulation, that allows the positioning of the equipment (dumb-bells, bars etc) to the beginning of the exercise and the withdrawal of the same one to the end without changing position of the user.

3. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscle supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in claim 1, characterized to having a mobile system of arms, equipped of an universal bracket system to position the equipment (dumb-bells, bars etc).

4. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in claim 1, characterized to being equipped of a mobile system of arms, having an assist horizontal movement (servomechanisms) and a vertical regulation, that can be operated through a pneumatic air compressed system commanded from push buttons.

5. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in claim 1, characterized to being equipped of a mobile system of arms, having an assist horizontal movement (servomechanisms) and a vertical regulation, that can be operated through a mechanical system of levers and pulleys commanded from pedals.

6. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in claim 1, characterized to being equipped of a mobile system of arms, having an assist horizontal movement (servomechanisms) and a vertical regulation, that can be operated through an electromechanical system commanded from switchs.

7. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in claim 1, characterized to being equipped of a mobile system of arms, having an assist horizontal movement (servomechanisms) and a vertical regulation, that can be operated through an electro-hydraulic system commanded from rods.

8. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in previous claims, characterized to allowing the athlete more comfort as he can stay in the ideal position before, during and after the exercise, limiting efforts which often at the end of an exercise when an athlete is tired can cause inflammation and personal injury, not to mention psychological stress due to muscle strain.

9. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in previous claims, characterized to having the possibility to apply an electronic switchboard to the commands of servomechanisms, that are able to memorize the different positions chosen by the athlete according to the type of exercises to be done.

10. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in previous claims, characterized to being equipped of an adaptable foot rest of dimensions such to guarantee the support and the lodging of the devices that activate the commands and to assure the support of the feet during the development of the exercise.

11. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in previous claims, characterized to having side panels for protection to guarantee the safety of passers-by who could unintentionally come into contact with the mechanical or pneumatic parts in movement.

12. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in previous claims, characterized to having side panels for protection of mechanical parts in movement, that can be used as support for advertising material.

13. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in previous claims, characterized to allowing the exercises, even with heavy weights, to be done without the help of a second person.

14. Gym work-out equipment for the training of the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles supplied of a moveable bench, as claimed in previous claims, characterized to guaranting more safety both actively and passively during the exercises thanks to a less manual movement of the equipment.

Description:

TECHNICAL FIELD

The object of the present invention is used for training in the field of body building of chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles.

BACKGROUND ART

At present many different machines exist which allow us to train the chest, deltoids, trapeziums and triceps muscles, but none of these have a system which actually passes the equipment (dumb-bells etc) allowing the athlete to prepare himself for the exercise without any initial force. The equipment that already exist on the market consist in a bench with a moveable back rest with fixed brackets to hold the weights.

Alternatively, there is equipment where the bench is used with levers, which in different ways are connected to the required weights for the exercise.

In no such machine on the market exists a system which actually passes the equipment to the athlete who is already seated on the bench. In fact before starting an exercise, an athlete must (already seated) lift the weights and at the end of the exercise, still in the same position must lower them.

One of the many pieces of equipment already on the market represented by the patent claim EP-1-029-562-A1 actually presents the disadvantages as mentioned above.

DISCLOSURE OF INVENTION

This new piece of equipment puts an end to difficulties and disadvantages which are present in the equipment that is presently on the market. It particularly reduces the efforts that an athlete puts into the sport both before and after the exercises, reducing time, effort and therefore the dangers of muscle strain.

In fact during the exercises with the help of the dumb-bells and bars done on a horizontal, vertical or inclined bench, the athlete must face the problem of getting and putting the weights back. As the weights get heavier, the physical and mental tiredness must also be considered, therefore there are many injuries connected to the lumbar and to articulation of the arms and neck. Therefore it has been thought to add a help which will allow the athlete to use the weights in complete safety remembering that he can control the actions of the machine by using his feet.

The main characteristic of this piece of equipment is represented by the fact that it consists in a bench that allows you to do exercises with the back rest of the bench in a horizontal position for stretching and pectoral exercises, upright bench for stretching above the head for deltoids and stretching with dumb-bells for triceps, —equipped with an assist mobile system of arms (servomechanisms) used to hold the weights (bars and dumb-bells) that with a mechanicals, hydraulics, electrics or pneumatics commands activables through rods, pedals, switchs or push buttons, allows the athlete to pick up and use the weights without changing position of the exercise, a way of limiting efforts which often at the end of an exercise when an athlete is tired can cause inflammation and personal injury, not to mention psychological stress due to muscle strain.

Another characteristic is that the devices that activate the commands positioned on a footrest can move the servomechanisms, both with a pneumatic system or with a mechanical system of levers and pulleys or any other electromechanical or electrohydraulic system.

Another characteristic is that the adaptable foot rest is of dimensions such to guarantee the support and the lodging of the devices that activate the commands and to assure the support of the feet during the development of the exercise.

Another characteristics are those of the side panels, places to protection of mechanism, which guarantee the safety of the athlete and that of passers-by, who could unintentionally come into contact with parts of machine in movement.

Other characteristic are those of the side panels, places to protection of mechanism, can be used as support for advertising material.

Another characteristic is the possibility to apply an electronic switchboard to the commands of servomechanisms, that are able to memorize the different positions chosen by the athlete according to the type of exercises to be done.

By pressing one of manuever devices, the athlete (user) commands the servomechanism to position themselves at chest height. Now the athlete can grasp the weights and by activating the release device the arms return to their original position so as not to interfere during the exercise. Let's now describe the main advantages of the invention.

    • 1. Guarantees more comfort during work-outs in so much as the athlete doesn't have to perform unnatural movements such as positioning the equipment (weights) both before and after the exercise.
    • 2. Improves the physical safety of the athlete, because it means that the weights must be moved once only at the beginning of a series of exercises, decreasing the chances of injuries.
    • 3. Improves the physical safety of an athlete, in such a way as having to raise and lower the dumb-bells from the floor both at the beginning and at the end of an exercise, often in a horizontal positional position means that the muscles are stretched in an unnatural way often causing inflammation or swelling.
    • 4. Allows you to enjoy the equipment. In fact with the proposed system, there is no need for a second person to help the athlete raise and lower the weights.
    • 5. Avoids blood pressure problems, often caused by excessive efforts, above all in the final part of the exercise.
    • 6. Avoids wasting physical energy, which can be used for the following exercises.
    • 7. Allows easy movement of the telescopic arms through foot commands which allow the athlete to stay in the same position for the whole exercise.

Another very important point to remember is the possibility to position any type of dumb-bell or weight onto the telescopic arms thanks to the universal brackets which hold the weights. The advantages previously described can be seen clearly in the pictures included.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1, represents a general vision of invention characterized by the structure (A), the moveable bench (H), the footrest (B) where there are the devices of commands (C) and which hold the feet during the exercises, the safety panels (I) and all the other safety elements.

FIG. 2, shows an enlargement of the footrest (B) on which the device of commands which move the mobile arms are positioned.

In FIG. 3, we can see the air tank position which is needed to activate the mobile arms.

In FIGS. 1 & 4 the mobile arms are represented.

In FIGS. 1, 4 &5 the brackets which hold the weights (F) are represented.

In FIG. 4 the hooks (G) to hold the weights are represented.

This equipment can be modified without modifying the patent.

This invention has numerous advantages which other equipment already on the market don't have.