Cable system incorporated into a treadmill

  • US 10,426,989 B2
  • Filed: 06/08/2015
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/09/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A treadmill, comprising;

  • an opening formed in a surface running side of a running deck;

    a resistance mechanism including a flywheel incorporated into the running deck;

    a sensor connected to the resistance mechanism, the sensor configured to determine one or more of a number of revolutions and a number of partial revolutions of the flywheel;

    a cable threaded through the opening where the cable comprises a resistance end connected to the resistance mechanism and a pull end accessible through the running deck;

    a display connected to the treadmill; and

    a processor in communication with the display and configured to perform;

    measuring aerobic calories burned during aerobic exercise using the running deck;

    measuring pulling anaerobic calories burned during pulling anaerobic exercise using the resistance mechanism and using the sensor to provide information to the processor about energy expended during pulling anaerobic exercise using the resistance mechanism using one or more of the number of revolutions and the number of partial revolutions of the flywheel; and

    displaying the aerobic calories burned and the anaerobic calories burned.

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