Exercise resistance methods and apparatus

  • US 6,902,516 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2003
  • Issued: 06/07/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An exercise apparatus, comprising:

  • a frame adapted to rest on a floor surface;

    a top plate and a plurality of first weights arranged into a vertical stack and movably mounted on the frame for movement along a path defined by the frame;

    at least one second weight configured as a plate having a height, a width, and a thickness that is smaller than the width and smaller than the height, wherein the at least one second weight is disposed adjacent the top plate movably mounted on the frame, and arranged so that its thickness extends horizontally toward the stack; and

    a selector rod movably mounted on the top plate for movement between a first position disposed outside a planform defined by the at least one second weight, and a second position underlying at least a portion of the at least one second weight.

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