04253662 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 6 patents.

Accessory apparatus for use by a person working with weights in a body building program. Under a modern, well accepted theory muscle growth and strength can best be promoted by "high intensity" exercise which means the repetitive performance of a resistance movement to the point of momentary muscular failure. In performing a high intensity exercise, as for example in bench pressing, the exerciser may find himself trapped beneath a heavy weight upon reaching the point of muscular failure. In such case, the apparatus of the invention eliminates the need for a human partner by providing power driven mechanical device for lifting the weight, said mechanical device being put into operation by a hand or foot operated switch easily accessible to the exerciser.

Title
Accessory apparatus for weight lifting
Application Number
6/9103
Publication Number
4253662
Application Date
February 5, 1979
Publication Date
March 3, 1981
Inventor
Wayne S Podolak
111 Kincaid Ave., Syracuse, 13204
NY, US
Agent
Bruns & Jenney
IPC
A63B 13/00
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