Pectoral fly exercise machine

  • US 7,993,251 B1
  • Filed: 12/03/2008
  • Issued: 08/09/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A pectoral fly exercise machine, comprising:

  • a stationary main frame having a rear end and a forward end;

    a user support frame pivotally mounted on the main frame which supports a user in a seated exercise position between an exercise start position and an exercise end position of the user support frame, the user support frame having primary and secondary user supports which move together to support spaced positions on a user'"'"'s body in the same relative positions throughout an exercise movement, the primary support comprising a seat pad and the secondary support comprising an upper body support pad;

    a user engagement device pivotally mounted on one of the frames and pivotally movable relative to the user support frame, the user engagement device having at least one handle which is engaged and moved by the user in at least one path corresponding to a pectoral fly exercise;

    a connecting linkage which translates an exercise movement of the user engagement device into movement of the user support frame from an exercise start position to an exercise end position; and

    a load which resists movement of the user support frame, user engagement device, or connecting linkage;

    whereby the combined motion of the user, user support frame, and user engagement device substantially replicates the natural movement of the upper part of a human body when performing a chest exercise.

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