Method of using exercise apparatus for simulating skating movement

  • US 7,556,592 B2
  • Filed: 08/29/2006
  • Issued: 07/07/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of using an exercise apparatus to simulate skating or roller blading movement in a user, said apparatus including,a pair of shuttles, each of said shuttles supporting a foot of said user standing thereon,a pair of independently movable guide assemblies, each guide assembly supporting and substantially limiting an associated one of said shuttles in reciprocal movement along a respective associated predetermined path, and wherein said shuttles are movable along said associated predetermined path in a direction away from the other in a generally mirror arrangement from raised proximal upper position and curving rearwardly and extending downwardly to a lower distal position spaced vertically below said upper position,wherein, with said user standing with each foot on an associated shuttle in a generally forward facing position, said user pushing a first said foot against said associated shuttle so as to move therewith along said associated predetermined path from said proximal upper position to said lower distal position, and thereafter pushing the second other said foot against said associated shuttle to move therewith along said associated predetermined path from said proximal upper position to said lower distal position,and whereby alternating reciprocal movement of said user'"'"'s feet with said associated shuttles along said associated predetermined paths moves the feet of a user thereon in generally simulating skating or roller blading movement.

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