US20070232463A1 - Treadmill with lifting function - Google Patents

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US20070232463A1
US20070232463A1 US11395204 US39520406A US2007232463A1 US 20070232463 A1 US20070232463 A1 US 20070232463A1 US 11395204 US11395204 US 11395204 US 39520406 A US39520406 A US 39520406A US 2007232463 A1 US2007232463 A1 US 2007232463A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
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    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/02Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with movable endless bands, e.g. treadmills
    • A63B22/0235Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with movable endless bands, e.g. treadmills driven by a motor
    • A63B22/0242Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with movable endless bands, e.g. treadmills driven by a motor with speed variation
    • A63B22/0257Mechanical systems therefor
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/40Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof
    • A63B21/4001Arrangements for attaching the exercising apparatus to the user's body, e.g. belts, shoes or gloves specially adapted therefor
    • A63B21/4009Arrangements for attaching the exercising apparatus to the user's body, e.g. belts, shoes or gloves specially adapted therefor to the waist
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B23/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body
    • A63B23/035Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously
    • A63B23/04Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously for lower limbs
    • A63B23/0405Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously for lower limbs involving a bending of the knee and hip joints simultaneously
    • A63B23/047Walking and pulling or pushing a load
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/06User-manipulated weights
    • A63B21/062User-manipulated weights including guide for vertical or non-vertical weights or array of weights to move against gravity forces
    • A63B21/0626User-manipulated weights including guide for vertical or non-vertical weights or array of weights to move against gravity forces with substantially vertical guiding means
    • A63B21/0628User-manipulated weights including guide for vertical or non-vertical weights or array of weights to move against gravity forces with substantially vertical guiding means for vertical array of weights
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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Abstract

An exerciser includes a base with a running board connected thereto and an endless belt is connected to the running board. A frame is connected to the base and a plurality of weights are movably mounted on two guide rods of the frame. A cable unit includes an end member connected to the weights and a cable has a first end fixed to the end member, a second end of the cable reeves through a plurality of pulleys and is connected to a connection member which is attached to the user's body so that the user lifts the weights while running on the endless belt.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to an exerciser, and more particularly, to a treadmill with weights pulled by a cable so that the users lift the weights while using the treadmill.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • A conventional exerciser such as a treadmill generally includes an endless belt which is driven by a motor and the users run on the moving endless belt. Another exerciser includes a plurality of weights and an end of a cable is connected the weights and the other end of the cable is connected with a handle. The users pull the handle downward to lift the weights to exerciser the muscles. However, the two types of exercises have to be purchased individually and they occupy a lot of space. Although some multiple-function exercisers provide several different functions in one exerciser, not any exerciser in the market provides a combination function of treadmill and weight training exerciser.
  • The present invention intends to provide an exerciser which is a combination of a treadmill and a weight training exerciser, the users can lift and maintain the weights at a desired height while running on the endless belt.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to an exerciser which includes a base with a running board connected thereto and an endless belt is connected to the running board. A frame is connected to the base and two guide rods are connected to the frame. A plurality of weights are movably mounted on the two guide rods and a cable unit has a cable which has a first end fixed to an end member on the weights and a second end of the cable reeve through several pulleys respectively connected on the frame, the base and an adjusting unit which is connected to the base, and the second end of the cable is connected to a connection member which is connected to the user's body.
  • The primary object of the present invention is to provide an exerciser that includes a cable unit connected with weights so that the users lift the weights whole running on the endless belt.
  • The present invention will become more obvious from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings which show, for purposes of illustration only, a preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view to show the exerciser of the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is a side view of the exerciser of the present invention;
  • FIG. 3 shows that a user running on the endless belt and lifts weights;
  • FIG. 4 shows that the exerciser of the present invention is folded, and
  • FIG. 5 shows a second embodiment of the exerciser of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3, the exercisers of the present invention comprises a base 1 having a running board 2 connected thereto and an endless belt 21 is connected to the running board 2. The endless belt 21 is driven by a motor 22 which is located at a first end of the base 1. Two posts 11 are connected on two sides of the base 1 and a control unit 12 is connected on the two posts 11. The motor 22 for driving the endless belt 21 is electrically connected to the control unit 12 so that the user can control the speed of the endless belt 21. A frame 3 is connected to the first end of the base 1 and includes a top portion 31, a lower portion 32 and a connection portion 33 which is connected between the top portion 31 and the lower portion 32. Two guide rods 4 are connected to the frame 3 and a plurality of weights 41 are movably mounted on the two guide rods 4. An adjusting unit 6 is connected to a second end of the base 1.
  • A cable unit 5 includes an end member 51 connected to the weights 41 and a cable 53 has a first end fixed to the end member 51. A second end of the cable 53 reeves through a first pulley 52 on the top portion 31 of the frame 3, a second pulley 521 on the lower portion 32, a third pulley 522 on the second end of the base 1 and a fourth pulley 62 on the adjusting unit 6. A connection member 54 is connected to the second end of the cable 53 and the connection member 54 is in a form of a belt which is attached to the user's body. The adjusting unit 6 includes a link 61 which has one end pivotably connected to an end plate 23 of the base 1 and the other end of the link 61 is connected to the fourth pulley 62. A resilient member 63 is connected between the link 61 and the base 1 so as to pulls the link 61 and the fourth pulley 62 back to their original positions as shown in FIG. 2 when not in use.
  • As shown in FIG. 3, the user runs on the endless belt 21 and the connection member 54 is attached to the user's body so that the user lifts a pre-set number of weights 41 while running on the endless belt 21 to have two different types of exercise functions. As shown in FIG. 4, the exerciser of the present invention may also be a foldable exerciser so as to be stored in a smaller space.
  • FIG. 5 shows a second embodiment of the exerciser of the present invention, wherein the frame 3A is connected to a second end of the base 1 and includes a top portion 31A, a lower portion 32A and a connection portion 33A which is connected between the top portion 31A and the lower portion 32A. The adjusting unit 6A is connected to the second end of the base 1 and located between the top portion 31A and the lower portion 32A. The adjusting unit 6A includes an adjusting post 64A and a guide pulley 65A. The adjusting post 64A is connected between the top portion 31A and the lower portion 32A. A plurality of positioning holes 641A are defined in the adjusting post 64A and the guide pulley 65A is connected to one of the positioning holes 641A by a positioning member 66A. The top portion 31A has the first pulley 52A and the second end of the cable 53A reeves through the first pulley 52A and the guide pulley 65A and is connected to the connection member 54A.
  • The position of the guide pulley 65A is easily adjusted so as to meet requirements of users of different heights.
  • While we have shown and described the embodiment in accordance with the present invention, it should be clear to those skilled in the art that further embodiments may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention.

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  1. 1. An exerciser comprising:
    a base with a running board connected thereto and an endless belt connected to the running board;
    a frame connected to the base;
    two guide rods connected to the frame and a plurality of weights movably mounted on the two guide rods, and
    a cable unit including an end member connected to the weights and a cable having a first end fixed to the end member, a second end of the cable reeving through a first pulley, a second pulley, a third pulley and a fourth pulley respectively connected on the frame, the base and an adjusting unit which is connected to the base, a connection member is connected to the second end of the cable.
  2. 2. The exerciser as claimed in claim 1, wherein the frame is connected to a first end of the base and includes a top portion, a lower portion and a connection portion which is connected between the top portion and the lower portion, the adjusting unit is connected to a second end of the base.
  3. 3. The exerciser as claimed in claim 2, wherein the adjusting unit includes a link which has one end pivotably connected to an end plate of the base and the other end of the link is connected to the fourth pulley, a resilient member is connected between the link and the base.
  4. 4. The exerciser as claimed in claim 2, wherein the top portion of the frame has the first pulley and the lower portion has the second pulley, the third pulley is connected to the second end of the base, the second end of the cable reeves through the first pulley, the second pulley, the third pulley and the fourth pulley and is connected with the connection member.
  5. 5. The exerciser as claimed in claim 1, wherein the frame is connected to a second end of the base and includes a top portion, a lower portion and a connection portion which is connected between the top portion and the lower portion, the adjusting unit is connected to the second end of the base and located between the top portion and the lower portion.
  6. 6. The exerciser as claimed in claim 5, wherein the adjusting unit includes an adjusting post and a guide pulley, the adjusting post is connected between the top portion and the lower portion, a plurality of positioning holes are defined in the adjusting post and the guide pulley is connected to one of the positioning holes by a positioning member.
  7. 7. The exerciser as claimed in claim 5, wherein the top portion has the first pulley and the second end of the cable reeves through the first pulley and the guide pulley and is connected to the connection member.
  8. 8. The exerciser as claimed in claim 1, wherein two posts are connected on two sides of the base and a control unit is connected on the two posts, a motor is electrically connected to the control unit and drives the endless belt.
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