Exercise apparatus

Exercise apparatus

  • CN 106,999,751 B
  • Filed: 11/19/2015
  • Issued: 05/08/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An exercise device for exercising a user'"'"'s gluteus muscles by providing a supported seated squat and return upward motion from an upper starting position, the exercise device comprising:

  • a base;

    a pair of user foot support ramps mounted to the base for supporting the toe portion of the foot with the heel on the floor, the foot support ramps positioned and oriented to position the user on the exercise device such that the user'"'"'s weight is directed through the heel during the entire range of exercise motion;

    a pair of spaced apart stationary uprights mounted to the base and forward of the foot supports, the uprights terminating in a pair of stationary user handles, the uprights configured to remain in a fixed position throughout an exercise session;

    a hip support assembly pivotally mounted to and extending rearward of the upright, a distal end of the hip support assembly having a hip support pad rearward of the foot support; and

    a compressible linkage connecting the buttocks support assembly and the base, the compressible linkage providing a force opposing downward travel of the buttocks support assembly and providing an upward return force to the buttocks support assembly in combination with a return of a user supported by the buttocks support pad from a squat position by extension of the user'"'"'s legs to return the buttocks support pad to an upper starting position to exercise the user'"'"'s gluteus muscles.

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