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Mariah T Liggett, Stephen A Skilken, Pierce L Miller: Weightlifting apparatus. Standley & Gilcrest, September 23, 1997: US05669859 (65 worldwide citation)

A multi-exercise free weight exercise apparatus which simulates free weight barbell exercise motions while preventing injury to a weightlifter. The weightlifting apparatus is comprised of a weight bar which rides on horizontal and vertical guide tracks and contains a safety catch mechanism device wh ...


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Roy Simonson: Chest press exercise machine and method of exercising. Cybex International, July 1, 1997: US05643152 (61 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for performing a chest press exercise are disclosed. A user support and a primary hinge are mounted to a frame. A secondary hinge is mounted to the primary hinge. An arm mounted to the secondary hinge has a handle adapted to be grasped by the user. The two hinges permit the ...


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John Baran: Dual-guided exercise apparatus. Norman E Lehrer, June 1, 1993: US05215510 (51 worldwide citation)

An exercise apparatus for safely assisting a person to lift weights which incorporates concurrently functioning vertical and horizontal guidance mechanisms. The exercise apparatus is comprised of a frame including two rectangularly shaped parallel aligned structures having four horizontally extendin ...


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Raymond L Nichols Sr, Raymond L Nichols II: Upper torso exercise apparatus. Southern Xercise, Paul E Hodges, October 8, 1996: US05562577 (48 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for the exercise of a person's upper torso wherein there is minimal unnatural motion or positioning of the glenohumeral joint and/or the wrist and elbow joints and including means for carrying each of the person's arms through movement generally within a transverse plane that is occupied b ...


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Jeffrey M Knapp: Compact weightlifting system with safety cage. Klarquist Sparkman, February 3, 2004: US06685601 (45 worldwide citation)

A weightlifting system with a safety cage includes a rear frame member and a pair of opposed side frame members that are movably coupled to opposite ends of the rear frame member. The side frame members are movable relative to each other and the rear frame member between at least a first position in ...


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Kevin G Abelbeck: Automatic locking exercise device and method. September 23, 2003: US06623409 (44 worldwide citation)

This is an automatic locking exercise device that incorporates a one-way locking mechanism. The device includes a frame, which supports a track, preferably a pair of linear bearing rods one on each side. A guide member, or linear bearing runs on each bearing rod and is attached to a handle or bar th ...


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William C Ryan: Safety apparatus for use with barbell assembly. Salter & Michaelson, September 17, 1991: US05048826 (43 worldwide citation)

A safety apparatus for use with a barbell assembly includes a support frame, a pair of cables which are securable to opposite ends of the barbell assembly, a winch assembly on the support frame for retracting and releasing the cables, a pair of tension sensors for sensing the tension in the cables, ...


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James J Lennox, Joseph A Wilk: Bench press exercise apparatus. Nies Kurz Bergert & Tamburro, August 25, 1992: US05141480 (42 worldwide citation)

Bench press exercise apparatus comprising a vertical frame having horizontal safety bars and a vertically adjustable bench mounted adjacent the frame. The bench is retained at a normal excerising height, but may be automatically lowered by the person exercising to place the barbell on the safety bar ...


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Harvey C Voris: Method for determining a bench pivot axle location on a support frame of an exercise machine. Paramount Fitness, Fulbright & Jaworski, October 29, 2002: US06471624 (37 worldwide citation)

An adjustable exercise machine using resistance for exercise the upper torso and arm muscles of a user comprises a bench assembly pivotally coupled to a support frame, and a seat support assembly for supporting and/or adjusting the user's body positions, the bench assembly being angularly adjus ...


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Randall T Webber: Foldable exercise bench. Brown Martin Haller & McClain, July 24, 2001: US06264586 (36 worldwide citation)

A foldable exercise bench is pivotally mounted on a stationary frame; for movement between a retracted, generally upright storage position and at least one deployed position for supporting a person during exercise. A support foot located adjacent one end of the bench is pivotally mounted for rotatio ...