Upper torso exercise method

  • US 5,582,564 A
  • Filed: 02/07/1994
  • Issued: 12/10/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for the exercise of the upper torso of a person disposed in a supine, sitting or standing position with respect to apparatus which is movable through the use of the upper limbs of the person comprising the steps ofmounting at least one handhold means for pantographic movement thereof between first and second positions along an arcuate path within a plane which is transverse to the median sagittal plane of the person and which defines an angle of between zero and 180 Degrees with respect to the coronal plane of the person,positioning the person in a supine, sitting or standing position with their median sagittal plane disposed laterally of said handhold means and substantially normal to said transverse plane,grasping said handhold means with the hand of the person,moving said handhold means between said first and second positions thereof along said arcuate path within said transverse plane whereby the wrist, elbow and hand of the person is maintained in a substantially straight line during movement of said handhold means between said first and second positions.

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