Patent Number: 6,685,607

Title: Exercise device with resistance mechanism having a pivoting arm and a resistance member

Abstract: An exercise device is configured to provide adjustable resistance to the motion of a user exercising with the exercise device. The exercise device includes a frame that at least partially supports an operable assembly. Cooperating with the operable assembly is a resistance assembly that provides a resistance adjustable by the user of the exercise device. The resistance assembly includes an actuating assembly that engages with a pivoting arm. The actuating assembly includes a handle mechanism that is simple to operate and enables a user to easily select a desirable resistance level. A connecting member of the actuating assembly extends from the handle mechanism to a resistance member. Movement of the operable assembly moves the arm toward a fixed end of the resistance member. The connecting member temporarily lengthens the resistance member, while the resistance member inhibits such movement and provides resistance to the exercising user's motion.

Inventors: Olson; Michael L. (Logan, UT)

Assignee: Icon IP, Inc.

International Classification: A63B 21/02 (20060101); A63B 21/055 (20060101); A63B 23/035 (20060101); A63B 71/02 (20060101); A63B 21/00 (20060101); A63B 026/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/03/2021