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US20170340916A1 US15/603,354 US201715603354A US2017340916A1 US 20170340916 A1 US20170340916 A1 US 20170340916A1 US 201715603354 A US201715603354 A US 201715603354A US 2017340916 A1 US2017340916 A1 US 2017340916A1
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  • Embodiments of the disclosure relate to fitness training units.
  • a fitness training unit includes a large bench pad, the large bench pad having a proximal end and the large bench pad having a distal end, a small bench pad having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad connected to the distal end of the large bench pad, a frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad, a distal end of the frame connected between two vertical support bars, wherein an angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad is approximately ten degrees.
  • exemplary embodiments include a fitness training sub-unit including a large bench pad, the large bench pad having a proximal end and the large bench pad having a distal end, a small bench pad having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad connected to the distal end of the large bench pad, a frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad, wherein an angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad is approximately ten degrees.
  • a fitness training unit includes a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration, a left vertical support bar and a right vertical support bar, each vertical support bar having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base, a right arm tube and a left arm tube, each arm tube having an end inserted into a respective right and left vertical support bar, wherein one arm tube is vertically higher than the other arm tube.
  • Certain exemplary embodiments include a fitness training unit comprising a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration, a left vertical support bar and a right vertical support bar, each vertical support bar having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base, and a platform horizontally mounted to and between the left vertical support bar and the right vertical support bar.
  • the platform has a beveled edge.
  • the frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad is disconnected and removed from between the two vertical support bars.
  • a horizontal multi-use bar is connected to the two vertical support bars. With respect to the arm tubes, a difference in vertical height between the arm tubes may be approximately three inches, six inches or in other increments.
  • the fitness training sub-unit may include placing the frame support with the large bench pad and the small bench pad on a flat horizontal surface, such as a floor. Both sides of the frame support at the angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad of approximately ten degrees are configured for gripping by the hands of a user on each of the sides. Additionally, the frame support near the distal end of the small bench pad is configured for gripping of the distal end of the small bench pad by a user's hands.
  • the arm tubes collectively support suspension of a human above ground, with the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
  • the horizontal multi-use bar supports suspension of a human above ground, the human weighing 280 pounds or less. Additionally, the platform can support suspension of a human above ground, with the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
  • FIG. 1 shows an exemplary fitness training unit.
  • FIG. 2 shows an exemplary right arm tube.
  • FIG. 3 shows an exemplary left arm tube.
  • FIG. 4 shows an exemplary frame support.
  • FIG. 5 shows an exemplary platform.
  • FIG. 6 shows an exemplary horizontal multi-use bar.
  • FIG. 7 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 8 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 9 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 10 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 11 shows an exemplary fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 12 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit.
  • FIG. 13 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit and the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 14 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 15 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 16 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit and the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 17 shows an exemplary resistance band connected to a bungee pin weldment.
  • FIG. 18 shows an exemplary fitness training unit with the frame support, large pad and small pad stowed away in an upright position.
  • Distinguishing characteristics include, however, not limited to:
  • FIG. 1 shows an exemplary fitness training unit.
  • top weldment 1 Shown in FIG. 1 are top weldment 1 , left arm tube 2 , right arm tube 3 , right base weldment 4 , left base weldment 5 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 , rear upright 8 , platform 9 , horizontal multi-use bar 10 , bench frame or frame support 11 , bungee pin weldment 12 , center bracket weldment 13 , base crosstube weldment 14 , small bench pad 15 , large bench pad 16 , handle grip 17 , and wheel 18 .
  • a fitness training unit includes the large bench pad 16 , the large bench pad 16 having a proximal end and the large bench pad 16 having a distal end, a small bench pad 15 having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 connected to the distal end of the large bench pad 16 , a frame support 11 for the large bench pad 16 and the small bench pad 15 , a distal end of the frame connected between two vertical support bars 6 and 7 (by attachment means 415 and 420 [ FIG. 4 ]), wherein an angle 410 ( FIG. 4 ) formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 and the distal end of the large bench pad 16 is approximately ten degrees.
  • exemplary embodiments include a fitness training sub-unit including a large bench pad 16 , the large bench pad 16 having a proximal end and the large bench pad 16 having a distal end, a small bench pad 15 having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 connected to the distal end of the large bench pad 16 , a frame support 11 for the large bench pad 16 and the small bench pad 15 , wherein an angle 410 ( FIG. 4 ) formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 and the distal end of the large bench pad 16 is approximately ten degrees.
  • a fitness training unit includes a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration (comprising right base weldment 4 , base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5 ), a left vertical support bar 6 and a right vertical support bar 7 , each vertical support bar 6 and 7 having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base (comprising right base weldment 4 , base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5 ), a right arm tube 3 and a left arm tube 2 , each arm tube 2 and 3 having an end ( 210 [ FIG. 2 ] and 305 [ FIG. 3 ] respectively) inserted into a respective right vertical support bar 7 and left vertical support bar 6 , wherein one arm tube is vertically higher than the other arm tube.
  • a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration (comprising right base weldment 4 , base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5 ), a left vertical support bar 6 and a right
  • Certain exemplary embodiments include a fitness training unit comprising a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration (comprising right base weldment 4 , base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5 ), a left vertical support bar 6 and a right vertical support bar 7 , each vertical support bar 6 and 7 having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base (comprising right base weldment 4 , base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5 ), and a platform 9 horizontally mounted to and between the left vertical support bar 6 and the right vertical support bar 7 by way of attachment means 505 ( FIG. 5 ) and 515 ( FIG. 5 ).
  • the platform 9 has a beveled edge 510 ( FIG. 5 ). Additionally, in various exemplary embodiments, the frame support 11 for the large bench pad 16 and the small bench pad 15 is disconnected by disengaging attachment means 415 ( FIG. 4 ) and 420 ( FIG. 4 ) and removed from between the two vertical support bars 6 and 7 . In some exemplary embodiments, a horizontal multi-use bar 10 is connected to the two vertical support bars 6 and 7 . With respect to the arm tubes 2 and 3 , a difference in vertical height between the arm tubes 2 and 3 may be approximately three inches, six inches or in other increments.
  • the fitness training sub-unit may include placing the frame support 11 with the large bench pad 16 and the small bench pad 15 on a flat horizontal surface, such as a floor. Both sides of the frame support 11 at the angle 410 ( FIG. 4 ) formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 and the distal end of the large bench pad 16 of approximately ten degrees are configured for gripping by the hands of a user on each of the sides. Additionally, the frame support 11 near the distal end of the small bench pad 15 is configured for gripping of the distal end of the small bench pad 15 by a user's hands.
  • the arm tubes 2 and 3 can collectively support suspension of a human above ground, with the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
  • the horizontal multi-use bar 10 supports suspension of a human above ground, the human weighing 280 pounds or less. Additionally, the platform 9 can support suspension of a human above ground, with the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
  • right base weldment 4 , left base weldment 5 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , and right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 are lined with approximately even spaced attachment points for the various pieces of equipment described and illustrated herein.
  • FIG. 2 shows an exemplary right arm tube.
  • the exemplary right arm tube 3 ( FIG. 1 ) as shown in FIG. 2 includes handle 205 that may include a handlegrip similar to handlegrip 17 ( FIG. 1 ), and frame attachment means 210 .
  • FIG. 3 shows an exemplary left arm tube.
  • the exemplary left arm tube 2 ( FIG. 1 ) as shown in FIG. 3 includes frame attachment means 305 .
  • FIG. 4 shows an exemplary frame support.
  • the exemplary frame support 11 ( FIG. 1 ) as shown in FIG. 4 includes a proximal end 405 , which may be in contact with a flat horizontal surface, angle inflection point 410 , wherein the angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 ( FIG. 1 ) and the distal end of the large bench pad ( 16 ) ( FIG. 1 ) is approximately ten degrees, and frame attachment means 415 and 420 .
  • FIG. 5 shows an exemplary platform.
  • the exemplary platform 9 ( FIG. 1 ) as shown in FIG. 5 includes frame attachment means 505 and 515 and beveled edge 510 .
  • FIG. 6 shows an exemplary horizontal multi-use bar.
  • the exemplary horizontal multi-use bar 10 ( FIG. 1 ) as shown in FIG. 6 includes handlegrips 17 ( FIG. 1 ) and frame attachment means 605 and 610 .
  • FIG. 7 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIGS. 7 and 8 demonstrate a partial body-weight dip. These are commonly done on the side of a regular gym bench or a common chair. The problem is that the body is forced to work out in front of the shoulder joints, making it a detrimental exercise for most people. By allowing the body to perform the exercise in-between the tube handles, the shoulders are in safer bio-mechanical alignment, placing the user at far less risk as compared to the old way of doing the exercise.
  • independent handles are offset on either side to allow for the more asymmetrical natural movement patterns of the body, hence a greater stimulus in a shorter amount of time.
  • the main muscle groups stimulated are the triceps, shoulders/deltoids and pectorals/chest.
  • the benefits of proper stimulation of these muscle groups are increased muscle density, enhanced muscle strength, improved neuro-muscular efficiency, premature age reversal, delayed onset of premature aging, enhanced sports performance, and a reduction in common shoulder injuries
  • FIG. 7 Shown in FIG. 7 are left arm tube 2 , right arm tube 3 , right base weldment 4 , left base weldment 5 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 , and rear upright 8 .
  • FIG. 8 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 8 Shown in FIG. 8 are left arm tube 2 , right arm tube 3 , right base weldment 4 , left base weldment 5 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , and right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 .
  • FIG. 9 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIGS. 9 and 10 demonstrate a partial body-weight inverted row/pull-up. This primarily focuses on the back and biceps muscle groups, with secondary assistance from several other muscle groups, such as the core, abdominal, and pelvic region.
  • the common exercises that are typically done in health clubs and gyms are the bent-over rows and dumbbell rows.
  • the problem with bent over barbell and dumbbell rows is the stress-force they place on the lower back discs, muscles and nerves. Injuries during these movements are quite common, even in the seasoned fitness professional crowd. Injuries range from chronic to acute and sometimes require rehabilitation and/or surgery.
  • the partial body-weight inverted rows allow for the body to move against gravity, while placing the exerciser at minimal risk of injury. Also present is the asymmetrical feature of the independent handles allowing for more natural movement patterns of the human body. Just like most of the movements and exercises that can be performed on the unit, these are done facing both ways, in an alternating set fashion (away from the base, and then toward the base).
  • Benefits of this exercise are also increased muscle density, enhanced muscle strength, improved neuro-muscular efficiency, premature age reversal, delayed onset of premature aging, enhanced sports performance and reduction in common lower-back injuries.
  • FIG. 9 Shown in FIG. 9 are left arm tube 2 , right arm tube 3 , right base weldment 4 , left base weldment 5 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 , and rear upright 8 .
  • FIG. 10 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 10 Shown in FIG. 10 are left arm tube 2 , right arm tube 3 , right base weldment 4 , left base weldment 5 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 , and rear upright 8 .
  • FIG. 11 shows an exemplary fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 11 shows the rigid mat detached from the main unit base, in which it can be used this way, or if not in use, when attached to the bottom of the unit, it can also be rotated/lifted upward, rotating on its holder/hinges and placed into a stored position so the unit can be used for all the other exercises and workouts, without the hindrance of the rigid mat being in the way.
  • the holders for the rigid mat can be attached to the unit base at about mid-level, allowing the rigid mat to be hung in a vertical position, with the soft side facing the user, allowing for a series of other fitness training movements, exercises and stretches.
  • FIG. 11 Shown in FIG. 11 are small bench pad 15 ( FIG. 1 ) and large bench pad 16 ( FIG. 1 ). Also shown in FIG. 11 is the exemplary frame support 11 ( FIG. 1 ), including a proximal end 405 ( FIG. 4 ), which may be in contact with a flat horizontal surface, angle inflection point 410 ( FIG. 4 ), wherein the angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 ( FIG. 1 ) and the distal end of the large bench pad ( 16 ) ( FIG. 1 ) is approximately ten degrees, and frame attachment means 420 . Frame attachment means 420 is at or near the distal end of the frame support.
  • distal end 1105 of the small bench pad 15 is distal end 1105 of the small bench pad 15 , the proximal end 1110 of the small bench pad 15 , the distal end 1115 of the large bench pad 16 and the proximal end 1120 of the large bench pad 16 .
  • FIG. 12 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit.
  • FIG. 12 demonstrates an example of the core/lower-body training movement, where the rigid mat is attached at a slightly elevated height, allowing for several inches of extra ground clearance, while providing comfort and ergonomic stability via various gripping options and the 10 degree angle of the 2 bench pads.
  • FIG. 12 Shown in FIG. 12 are right base weldment 4 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , and right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 . Also shown in FIG. 12 is the exemplary frame support 11 ( FIG. 1 ) with the small bench pad 15 and large bench pad 16 covered by a towel. Additionally, FIG. 12 includes a proximal end 405 ( FIG. 4 ) of frame support 11 , which may be in contact with a flat horizontal surface.
  • FIG. 13 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit and the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIGS. 13 and 14 demonstrate several stretching exercises on the rigid mat, in conjunction with tube handle gripping assistance from the main unit, and with gripping options built into the rigid mat itself. These exercises are done to improve flexibility which reduces back aches and pains, reduces risk of common injuries due to weak and stiff back muscles, and also enhances sports and life activity performance.
  • FIG. 13 Shown in FIG. 13 are left arm tube 2 , right arm tube 3 , right base weldment 4 , left base weldment 5 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , bench frame or frame support 11 , center bracket weldment 13 , and base crosstube weldment 14 .
  • FIG. 14 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 14 Shown in FIG. 14 are small bench pad 15 ( FIG. 1 ) and large bench pad 16 ( FIG. 1 ). Also shown in FIG. 14 is the exemplary frame support 11 ( FIG. 1 ), including angle inflection point 410 ( FIG. 4 ) and frame attachment means 415 ( FIG. 4 ).
  • FIG. 15 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 15 demonstrates the rigid mat being used, detached from main unit, on ground level, so as to allow for easier variations of certain exercises for various users and goals.
  • FIG. 15 Shown in FIG. 15 are small bench pad 15 ( FIG. 1 ) and large bench pad 16 ( FIG. 1 ). Also shown in FIG. 15 is the exemplary frame support 11 ( FIG. 1 ), including angle inflection point 410 ( FIG. 4 ) and frame attachment means 415 ( FIG. 4 ).
  • FIG. 16 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit and the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 16 demonstrates the rigid mat being used in combination with the beveled platform step attached to the main unit base.
  • This particular exercise replaces several older, traditional, more costly health club machines, by providing physical stimulation of various muscle groups on the calves, legs, hips, core, torso, shoulders and abdominals—through the use of body-weight training against gravity, in positions that challenge the body in a natural way that simplifies the workout process and the results desired, while reducing the risk of common gym workout training approaches.
  • FIG. 16 Shown in FIG. 16 are right base weldment 4 ( FIG. 1 ), left base weldment 5 ( FIG. 1 ), left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 ( FIG. 1 ), platform 9 ( FIG. 1 ), bench frame or frame support 11 ( FIG. 1 ), base crosstube weldment 14 ( FIG. 1 ), small bench pad 15 ( FIG. 1 ), and large bench pad 16 ( FIG. 1 ). Also shown in FIG. 16 is angle inflection point 410 ( FIG. 4 ) and frame attachment means 415 ( FIG. 4 ).
  • FIG. 17 shows an exemplary resistance band connected to a bungee pin weldment.
  • FIG. 17 Shown in FIG. 17 are right base weldment 4 and/or left base weldment 5 , bungee pin weldment 12 , resistance band 1705 and resistance band connector 1710 .
  • FIG. 18 shows an exemplary fitness training unit with the frame support, large pad and small pad stowed away in an upright position.
  • FIG. 18 Shown in FIG. 18 are left arm tube 2 , right arm tube 3 , right base weldment 4 , left base weldment 5 , left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 , right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 , bench frame or frame support 11 , small bench pad 15 , and large bench pad 16 .
  • a hyphenated term (e.g., “on-demand”) may be occasionally interchangeably used with its non-hyphenated version (e.g., “on demand”)
  • a capitalized entry e.g., “Software”
  • a non-capitalized version e.g., “software”
  • a plural term may be indicated with or without an apostrophe (e.g., PE's or PEs)
  • an italicized term e.g., “N+1” may be interchangeably used with its non-italicized version (e.g., “N+1”).
  • Such occasional interchangeable uses shall not be considered inconsistent with each other.
  • a “means for” may be expressed herein in terms of a structure, such as a processor, a memory, an I/O device such as a camera, or combinations thereof.
  • the “means for” may include an algorithm that is descriptive of a function or method step, while in yet other embodiments the “means for” is expressed in terms of a mathematical formula, prose, or as a flow chart or signal diagram.

Abstract

Provided herein are exemplary embodiments including a fitness training unit that includes a large bench pad, the large bench pad having a proximal end and the large bench pad having a distal end, a small bench pad having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad connected to the distal end of the large bench pad, a frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad, a distal end of the frame connected between two vertical support bars, wherein an angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad is approximately ten degrees.

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    CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
  • This application claims the benefit and priority of U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 62/342,820 filed on May 27, 2016, titled “Exercise Equipment,” which is hereby incorporated by reference in entirety, including all references and appendices cited therein.
  • FIELD OF INVENTION
  • Embodiments of the disclosure relate to fitness training units.
  • SUMMARY
  • According to some exemplary embodiments, a fitness training unit includes a large bench pad, the large bench pad having a proximal end and the large bench pad having a distal end, a small bench pad having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad connected to the distal end of the large bench pad, a frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad, a distal end of the frame connected between two vertical support bars, wherein an angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad is approximately ten degrees.
  • Other exemplary embodiments include a fitness training sub-unit including a large bench pad, the large bench pad having a proximal end and the large bench pad having a distal end, a small bench pad having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad connected to the distal end of the large bench pad, a frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad, wherein an angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad is approximately ten degrees.
  • A fitness training unit, according to various exemplary embodiments, includes a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration, a left vertical support bar and a right vertical support bar, each vertical support bar having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base, a right arm tube and a left arm tube, each arm tube having an end inserted into a respective right and left vertical support bar, wherein one arm tube is vertically higher than the other arm tube.
  • Certain exemplary embodiments include a fitness training unit comprising a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration, a left vertical support bar and a right vertical support bar, each vertical support bar having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base, and a platform horizontally mounted to and between the left vertical support bar and the right vertical support bar. In some exemplary embodiments, the platform has a beveled edge. Additionally, in various exemplary embodiments, the frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad is disconnected and removed from between the two vertical support bars. In some exemplary embodiments, a horizontal multi-use bar is connected to the two vertical support bars. With respect to the arm tubes, a difference in vertical height between the arm tubes may be approximately three inches, six inches or in other increments.
  • The fitness training sub-unit, according to various exemplary embodiments, may include placing the frame support with the large bench pad and the small bench pad on a flat horizontal surface, such as a floor. Both sides of the frame support at the angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad of approximately ten degrees are configured for gripping by the hands of a user on each of the sides. Additionally, the frame support near the distal end of the small bench pad is configured for gripping of the distal end of the small bench pad by a user's hands. The arm tubes collectively support suspension of a human above ground, with the human weighing 280 pounds or less. The horizontal multi-use bar, according to various exemplary embodiments, supports suspension of a human above ground, the human weighing 280 pounds or less. Additionally, the platform can support suspension of a human above ground, with the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
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  • Certain embodiments of the present technology are illustrated by the accompanying figures. It will be understood that the figures are not necessarily to scale. It will be understood that the technology is not necessarily limited to the particular embodiments illustrated herein.
  • FIG. 1 shows an exemplary fitness training unit.
  • FIG. 2 shows an exemplary right arm tube.
  • FIG. 3 shows an exemplary left arm tube.
  • FIG. 4 shows an exemplary frame support.
  • FIG. 5 shows an exemplary platform.
  • FIG. 6 shows an exemplary horizontal multi-use bar.
  • FIG. 7 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 8 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 9 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 10 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIG. 11 shows an exemplary fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 12 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit.
  • FIG. 13 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit and the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 14 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 15 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 16 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit and the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 17 shows an exemplary resistance band connected to a bungee pin weldment.
  • FIG. 18 shows an exemplary fitness training unit with the frame support, large pad and small pad stowed away in an upright position.
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  • Provided herein are exemplary fitness training units and fitness training sub-units. Distinguishing characteristics include, however, not limited to:
  • A. Asymmetrical bars. The bars are independent of each other and have angled handles for certain exercises and movements. Additionally, each bar can be installed and used alone or both bars can be installed and used.
  • B. Segmented bench mat that forms an approximately 10 degree bend when mounted to the unit and when positioned on a flat horizontal surface.
  • C. Segmented bench mat that offers a variety of gripping options.
  • FIG. 1 shows an exemplary fitness training unit.
  • Shown in FIG. 1 are top weldment 1, left arm tube 2, right arm tube 3, right base weldment 4, left base weldment 5, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7, rear upright 8, platform 9, horizontal multi-use bar 10, bench frame or frame support 11, bungee pin weldment 12, center bracket weldment 13, base crosstube weldment 14, small bench pad 15, large bench pad 16, handle grip 17, and wheel 18.
  • According to some exemplary embodiments, a fitness training unit includes the large bench pad 16, the large bench pad 16 having a proximal end and the large bench pad 16 having a distal end, a small bench pad 15 having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 connected to the distal end of the large bench pad 16, a frame support 11 for the large bench pad 16 and the small bench pad 15, a distal end of the frame connected between two vertical support bars 6 and 7 (by attachment means 415 and 420 [FIG. 4]), wherein an angle 410 (FIG. 4) formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 and the distal end of the large bench pad 16 is approximately ten degrees.
  • Other exemplary embodiments include a fitness training sub-unit including a large bench pad 16, the large bench pad 16 having a proximal end and the large bench pad 16 having a distal end, a small bench pad 15 having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 connected to the distal end of the large bench pad 16, a frame support 11 for the large bench pad 16 and the small bench pad 15, wherein an angle 410 (FIG. 4) formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 and the distal end of the large bench pad 16 is approximately ten degrees.
  • A fitness training unit, according to various exemplary embodiments includes a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration (comprising right base weldment 4, base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5), a left vertical support bar 6 and a right vertical support bar 7, each vertical support bar 6 and 7 having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base (comprising right base weldment 4, base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5), a right arm tube 3 and a left arm tube 2, each arm tube 2 and 3 having an end (210 [FIG. 2] and 305 [FIG. 3] respectively) inserted into a respective right vertical support bar 7 and left vertical support bar 6, wherein one arm tube is vertically higher than the other arm tube.
  • Certain exemplary embodiments include a fitness training unit comprising a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration (comprising right base weldment 4, base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5), a left vertical support bar 6 and a right vertical support bar 7, each vertical support bar 6 and 7 having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base (comprising right base weldment 4, base crosstube weldment 14 and left base weldment 5), and a platform 9 horizontally mounted to and between the left vertical support bar 6 and the right vertical support bar 7 by way of attachment means 505 (FIG. 5) and 515 (FIG. 5). In some exemplary embodiments, the platform 9 has a beveled edge 510 (FIG. 5). Additionally, in various exemplary embodiments, the frame support 11 for the large bench pad 16 and the small bench pad 15 is disconnected by disengaging attachment means 415 (FIG. 4) and 420 (FIG. 4) and removed from between the two vertical support bars 6 and 7. In some exemplary embodiments, a horizontal multi-use bar 10 is connected to the two vertical support bars 6 and 7. With respect to the arm tubes 2 and 3, a difference in vertical height between the arm tubes 2 and 3 may be approximately three inches, six inches or in other increments.
  • The fitness training sub-unit, according to various exemplary embodiments, may include placing the frame support 11 with the large bench pad 16 and the small bench pad 15 on a flat horizontal surface, such as a floor. Both sides of the frame support 11 at the angle 410 (FIG. 4) formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 and the distal end of the large bench pad 16 of approximately ten degrees are configured for gripping by the hands of a user on each of the sides. Additionally, the frame support 11 near the distal end of the small bench pad 15 is configured for gripping of the distal end of the small bench pad 15 by a user's hands. The arm tubes 2 and 3 can collectively support suspension of a human above ground, with the human weighing 280 pounds or less. The horizontal multi-use bar 10, according to various exemplary embodiments, supports suspension of a human above ground, the human weighing 280 pounds or less. Additionally, the platform 9 can support suspension of a human above ground, with the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
  • Additionally, according to most exemplary embodiments, right base weldment 4, left base weldment 5, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, and right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7 are lined with approximately even spaced attachment points for the various pieces of equipment described and illustrated herein.
  • FIG. 2 shows an exemplary right arm tube.
  • The exemplary right arm tube 3 (FIG. 1) as shown in FIG. 2 includes handle 205 that may include a handlegrip similar to handlegrip 17 (FIG. 1), and frame attachment means 210.
  • FIG. 3 shows an exemplary left arm tube.
  • The exemplary left arm tube 2 (FIG. 1) as shown in FIG. 3 includes frame attachment means 305.
  • FIG. 4 shows an exemplary frame support.
  • The exemplary frame support 11 (FIG. 1) as shown in FIG. 4 includes a proximal end 405, which may be in contact with a flat horizontal surface, angle inflection point 410, wherein the angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 (FIG. 1) and the distal end of the large bench pad (16) (FIG. 1) is approximately ten degrees, and frame attachment means 415 and 420.
  • FIG. 5 shows an exemplary platform.
  • The exemplary platform 9 (FIG. 1) as shown in FIG. 5 includes frame attachment means 505 and 515 and beveled edge 510.
  • FIG. 6 shows an exemplary horizontal multi-use bar.
  • The exemplary horizontal multi-use bar 10 (FIG. 1) as shown in FIG. 6 includes handlegrips 17 (FIG. 1) and frame attachment means 605 and 610.
  • FIG. 7 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIGS. 7 and 8 demonstrate a partial body-weight dip. These are commonly done on the side of a regular gym bench or a common chair. The problem is that the body is forced to work out in front of the shoulder joints, making it a detrimental exercise for most people. By allowing the body to perform the exercise in-between the tube handles, the shoulders are in safer bio-mechanical alignment, placing the user at far less risk as compared to the old way of doing the exercise.
  • Additionally, the independent handles are offset on either side to allow for the more asymmetrical natural movement patterns of the body, hence a greater stimulus in a shorter amount of time.
  • The main muscle groups stimulated are the triceps, shoulders/deltoids and pectorals/chest. The benefits of proper stimulation of these muscle groups are increased muscle density, enhanced muscle strength, improved neuro-muscular efficiency, premature age reversal, delayed onset of premature aging, enhanced sports performance, and a reduction in common shoulder injuries
  • Shown in FIG. 7 are left arm tube 2, right arm tube 3, right base weldment 4, left base weldment 5, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7, and rear upright 8.
  • FIG. 8 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • Shown in FIG. 8 are left arm tube 2, right arm tube 3, right base weldment 4, left base weldment 5, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, and right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7.
  • FIG. 9 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • FIGS. 9 and 10 demonstrate a partial body-weight inverted row/pull-up. This primarily focuses on the back and biceps muscle groups, with secondary assistance from several other muscle groups, such as the core, abdominal, and pelvic region. The common exercises that are typically done in health clubs and gyms are the bent-over rows and dumbbell rows. The problem with bent over barbell and dumbbell rows is the stress-force they place on the lower back discs, muscles and nerves. Injuries during these movements are quite common, even in the seasoned fitness professional crowd. Injuries range from chronic to acute and sometimes require rehabilitation and/or surgery.
  • The partial body-weight inverted rows allow for the body to move against gravity, while placing the exerciser at minimal risk of injury. Also present is the asymmetrical feature of the independent handles allowing for more natural movement patterns of the human body. Just like most of the movements and exercises that can be performed on the unit, these are done facing both ways, in an alternating set fashion (away from the base, and then toward the base).
  • Benefits of this exercise, for these specific muscle groups, are also increased muscle density, enhanced muscle strength, improved neuro-muscular efficiency, premature age reversal, delayed onset of premature aging, enhanced sports performance and reduction in common lower-back injuries.
  • Shown in FIG. 9 are left arm tube 2, right arm tube 3, right base weldment 4, left base weldment 5, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7, and rear upright 8.
  • FIG. 10 shows an exemplary use of asymmetrical arm tubes.
  • Shown in FIG. 10 are left arm tube 2, right arm tube 3, right base weldment 4, left base weldment 5, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7, and rear upright 8.
  • FIG. 11 shows an exemplary fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 11 shows the rigid mat detached from the main unit base, in which it can be used this way, or if not in use, when attached to the bottom of the unit, it can also be rotated/lifted upward, rotating on its holder/hinges and placed into a stored position so the unit can be used for all the other exercises and workouts, without the hindrance of the rigid mat being in the way.
  • Additionally, the holders for the rigid mat can be attached to the unit base at about mid-level, allowing the rigid mat to be hung in a vertical position, with the soft side facing the user, allowing for a series of other fitness training movements, exercises and stretches.
  • Shown in FIG. 11 are small bench pad 15 (FIG. 1) and large bench pad 16 (FIG. 1). Also shown in FIG. 11 is the exemplary frame support 11 (FIG. 1), including a proximal end 405 (FIG. 4), which may be in contact with a flat horizontal surface, angle inflection point 410 (FIG. 4), wherein the angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad 15 (FIG. 1) and the distal end of the large bench pad (16) (FIG. 1) is approximately ten degrees, and frame attachment means 420. Frame attachment means 420 is at or near the distal end of the frame support.
  • Also shown in FIG. 11 is distal end 1105 of the small bench pad 15, the proximal end 1110 of the small bench pad 15, the distal end 1115 of the large bench pad 16 and the proximal end 1120 of the large bench pad 16.
  • FIG. 12 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit.
  • FIG. 12 demonstrates an example of the core/lower-body training movement, where the rigid mat is attached at a slightly elevated height, allowing for several inches of extra ground clearance, while providing comfort and ergonomic stability via various gripping options and the 10 degree angle of the 2 bench pads.
  • Shown in FIG. 12 are right base weldment 4, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, and right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7. Also shown in FIG. 12 is the exemplary frame support 11 (FIG. 1) with the small bench pad 15 and large bench pad 16 covered by a towel. Additionally, FIG. 12 includes a proximal end 405 (FIG. 4) of frame support 11, which may be in contact with a flat horizontal surface.
  • FIG. 13 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit and the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIGS. 13 and 14 demonstrate several stretching exercises on the rigid mat, in conjunction with tube handle gripping assistance from the main unit, and with gripping options built into the rigid mat itself. These exercises are done to improve flexibility which reduces back aches and pains, reduces risk of common injuries due to weak and stiff back muscles, and also enhances sports and life activity performance.
  • Shown in FIG. 13 are left arm tube 2, right arm tube 3, right base weldment 4, left base weldment 5, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, bench frame or frame support 11, center bracket weldment 13, and base crosstube weldment 14.
  • FIG. 14 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training sub-unit.
  • Shown in FIG. 14 are small bench pad 15 (FIG. 1) and large bench pad 16 (FIG. 1). Also shown in FIG. 14 is the exemplary frame support 11 (FIG. 1), including angle inflection point 410 (FIG. 4) and frame attachment means 415 (FIG. 4).
  • FIG. 15 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 15 demonstrates the rigid mat being used, detached from main unit, on ground level, so as to allow for easier variations of certain exercises for various users and goals.
  • Shown in FIG. 15 are small bench pad 15 (FIG. 1) and large bench pad 16 (FIG. 1). Also shown in FIG. 15 is the exemplary frame support 11 (FIG. 1), including angle inflection point 410 (FIG. 4) and frame attachment means 415 (FIG. 4).
  • FIG. 16 shows an exemplary use of the fitness training unit and the fitness training sub-unit.
  • FIG. 16 demonstrates the rigid mat being used in combination with the beveled platform step attached to the main unit base. This particular exercise replaces several older, traditional, more costly health club machines, by providing physical stimulation of various muscle groups on the calves, legs, hips, core, torso, shoulders and abdominals—through the use of body-weight training against gravity, in positions that challenge the body in a natural way that simplifies the workout process and the results desired, while reducing the risk of common gym workout training approaches.
  • It is difficult to perform these types of exercises otherwise because traditional fitness equipment is built to use extra weight plates, weight stack with cables, barbells and dumbbells—and therefore are not built for these gentler, more natural movements that are more easily performed by the general population.
  • Also, it is dangerous to even attempt doing any of these movements on home-made equipment, or household furniture. The intentional design and stability of the fitness training unit and sub-unit make all of the possible exercise programs and workout routines safe and conducive to better health, wellness and quality of life.
  • Shown in FIG. 16 are right base weldment 4 (FIG. 1), left base weldment 5 (FIG. 1), left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6 (FIG. 1), platform 9 (FIG. 1), bench frame or frame support 11 (FIG. 1), base crosstube weldment 14 (FIG. 1), small bench pad 15 (FIG. 1), and large bench pad 16 (FIG. 1). Also shown in FIG. 16 is angle inflection point 410 (FIG. 4) and frame attachment means 415 (FIG. 4).
  • FIG. 17 shows an exemplary resistance band connected to a bungee pin weldment.
  • Shown in FIG. 17 are right base weldment 4 and/or left base weldment 5, bungee pin weldment 12, resistance band 1705 and resistance band connector 1710.
  • FIG. 18 shows an exemplary fitness training unit with the frame support, large pad and small pad stowed away in an upright position.
  • Shown in FIG. 18 are left arm tube 2, right arm tube 3, right base weldment 4, left base weldment 5, left main post weldment or left vertical support bar 6, right main post weldment or right vertical support bar 7, bench frame or frame support 11, small bench pad 15, and large bench pad 16.
  • The corresponding structures, materials, acts, and equivalents of all means or step plus function elements in the claims below are intended to include any structure, material, or act for performing the function in combination with other claimed elements as specifically claimed. The description of the present technology has been presented for purposes of illustration and description, but is not intended to be exhaustive or limited to the present technology in the form disclosed. Many modifications and variations will be apparent to those of ordinary skill in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the present technology. Exemplary embodiments were chosen and described in order to best explain the principles of the present technology and its practical application, and to enable others of ordinary skill in the art to understand the present technology for various embodiments with various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated.
  • Aspects of the present technology are described above with reference to flowchart illustrations and/or block diagrams of methods, apparatus (systems) and computer program products according to embodiments of the present technology.
  • In the description, for purposes of explanation and not limitation, specific details are set forth, such as particular embodiments, procedures, techniques, etc. in order to provide a thorough understanding of the present invention. However, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced in other embodiments that depart from these specific details.
  • Reference throughout this specification to “one embodiment” or “an embodiment” means that a particular feature, structure, or characteristic described in connection with the embodiment is included in at least one embodiment of the present invention. Thus, the appearances of the phrases “in one embodiment” or “in an embodiment” or “according to one embodiment” (or other phrases having similar import) at various places throughout this specification are not necessarily all referring to the same embodiment. Furthermore, the particular features, structures, or characteristics may be combined in any suitable manner in one or more embodiments. Furthermore, depending on the context of discussion herein, a singular term may include its plural forms and a plural term may include its singular form. Similarly, a hyphenated term (e.g., “on-demand”) may be occasionally interchangeably used with its non-hyphenated version (e.g., “on demand”), a capitalized entry (e.g., “Software”) may be interchangeably used with its non-capitalized version (e.g., “software”), a plural term may be indicated with or without an apostrophe (e.g., PE's or PEs), and an italicized term (e.g., “N+1”) may be interchangeably used with its non-italicized version (e.g., “N+1”). Such occasional interchangeable uses shall not be considered inconsistent with each other.
  • Also, some embodiments may be described in terms of “means for” performing a task or set of tasks. It will be understood that a “means for” may be expressed herein in terms of a structure, such as a processor, a memory, an I/O device such as a camera, or combinations thereof. Alternatively, the “means for” may include an algorithm that is descriptive of a function or method step, while in yet other embodiments the “means for” is expressed in terms of a mathematical formula, prose, or as a flow chart or signal diagram.
  • The terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only and is not intended to be limiting of the invention. As used herein, the singular forms “a”, “an” and “the” are intended to include the plural forms as well, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. It will be further understood that the terms “comprises” and/or “comprising,” when used in this specification, specify the presence of stated features, integers, steps, operations, elements, and/or components, but do not preclude the presence or addition of one or more other features, integers, steps, operations, elements, components, and/or groups thereof.
  • If any disclosures are incorporated herein by reference and such incorporated disclosures conflict in part and/or in whole with the present disclosure, then to the extent of conflict, and/or broader disclosure, and/or broader definition of terms, the present disclosure controls. If such incorporated disclosures conflict in part and/or in whole with one another, then to the extent of conflict, the later-dated disclosure controls.
  • The terminology used herein can imply direct or indirect, full or partial, temporary or permanent, immediate or delayed, synchronous or asynchronous, action or inaction. For example, when an element is referred to as being “on,” “connected” or “coupled” to another element, then the element can be directly on, connected or coupled to the other element and/or intervening elements may be present, including indirect and/or direct variants. In contrast, when an element is referred to as being “directly connected” or “directly coupled” to another element, there are no intervening elements present. The description herein is illustrative and not restrictive. Many variations of the technology will become apparent to those of skill in the art upon review of this disclosure.
  • While various embodiments have been described above, it should be understood that they have been presented by way of example only, and not limitation. The descriptions are not intended to limit the scope of the invention to the particular forms set forth herein. To the contrary, the present descriptions are intended to cover such alternatives, modifications, and equivalents as may be included within the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims and otherwise appreciated by one of ordinary skill in the art. Thus, the breadth and scope of a preferred embodiment should not be limited by any of the above-described exemplary embodiments.

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1. A fitness training unit comprising:
a large bench pad, the large bench pad having a proximal end and the large bench pad having a distal end;
a small bench pad having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad connected to the distal end of the large bench pad;
a frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad, a distal end of the frame connected between two vertical support bars, wherein an angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad is approximately ten degrees.
2. A fitness training sub-unit comprising:
a large bench pad, the large bench pad having a proximal end and the large bench pad having a distal end;
a small bench pad having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the small bench pad connected to the distal end of the large bench pad;
a frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad, wherein an angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad is approximately ten degrees.
3. A fitness training unit comprising:
a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration;
a left vertical support bar and a right vertical support bar, each vertical support bar having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base;
a right arm tube and a left arm tube, each arm tube having an end inserted into a respective right and left vertical support bar; wherein one arm tube is vertically higher than the other arm tube.
4. A fitness training unit comprising:
a horizontally mounted base having a “u” shape configuration;
a left vertical support bar and a right vertical support bar, each vertical support bar having an end connected to the horizontally mounted base; and
a platform horizontally mounted to and between the left vertical support bar and the right vertical support bar.
5. The fitness training unit of claim 4, wherein the platform has a beveled edge.
6. The fitness training unit of claim 1, wherein the frame support for the large bench pad and the small bench pad is disconnected and removed from between two vertical support bars.
7. The fitness training unit of claim 6, further comprising connecting a horizontal multi-use bar to the two vertical support bars.
8. The fitness training unit of claim 3, further comprising a difference in vertical height between the arm tubes being approximately three inches.
9. The fitness training unit of claim 3, further comprising a difference in vertical height between the arm tubes being approximately six inches.
10. The fitness training sub-unit of claim 2, further comprising placing the frame support with the large bench pad and the small bench pad on a flat horizontal surface.
11. The fitness training unit of claim 10, wherein both sides of the frame support at the angle formed between the proximal end of the small bench pad and the distal end of the large bench pad of approximately ten degrees are configured for gripping by hands of a person on each of the sides.
12. The fitness training unit of claim 11, further comprising the frame support near the distal end of the small bench pad configured for gripping of the distal end of the small bench pad by human hands.
13. The fitness training unit of claim 8, wherein the arm tubes collectively support suspension of a human above ground, the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
14. The fitness training unit of claim 7, wherein the horizontal multi-use bar supports suspension of a human above ground, the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
15. The fitness training unit of claim 4, wherein the platform supports suspension of a human above ground, the human weighing 280 pounds or less.
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