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Powerline PSC43X Seated Calf Machine

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  • Certain embodiments as disclosed herein provide for a calf exercise machine with a rocking user support. Both the user support and a user engagement device move during an exercise, with a connecting linkage translating movement of the user engagement device to rocking movement of the user support so that the user support tracks the user engagement device to adjust the position of the user relative to the user engagement device during the exercise and provide better stability to the user.

    The calf exercise machine in a first embodiment comprises a seated or rotary calf machine, while a second embodiment comprises a standing calf machine. In one embodiment, a user support is pivotally mounted on a stationary main frame and linked to a moving user engagement device, so that movement of the user engagement device during an exercise is translated into rotation of the user support about its pivot axis. In the first embodiment, the user support comprises a user seat and the user engagement device comprises a pivoted, user engaging foot plate assembly located for engagement by the user's feet when seated on the user support. In the second embodiment, the user support comprises a rotatably mounted foot rest while the user engagement device comprises a pivoted exercise arm having user engaging shoulder pads positioned to engage a user's shoulders while their feet engage the foot rest. In both cases, a connecting linkage translates movement of the user engagement device into movement of the user support.

  • is a front perspective view of a seated calf exercise machine according to a first embodiment, with the machine in a start position for a calf exercise;

    is a front perspective view of a seated calf exercise machine according to a first embodiment, with the machine in a start position for a calf exercise;

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  • illustrate a first embodiment of a calf exercise machine comprising a seated or rotary calf machine 10, while illustrate a second embodiment comprising a standing calf machine 20. The seated calf machine 10 basically comprises a stationary, floor engaging main frame 12, a user support frame 14 which is pivotally mounted on the main frame at its rear end via connecting link or linkage 15, and a user engaging or exercise arm assembly 16 which is pivotally connected to both the main frame 12 and the forward end of user support frame 15. A user seat 22 is adjustably mounted on the user support frame 14 via a telescopic slide adjuster 24, which allows the position of the seat on the frame to be adjusted for users having different leg lengths. The seat 22 is generally L shaped with a base 25 slidably engaged on rails 26 of adjuster 24 and a rearwardly inclined upright 28. A pull pin release mechanism 29 actuated by handle 31 (see ) releases the seat to allow it to slide along the rails until the pull pin is re-engaged. A seat pad 30 is mounted on base 25 and a back pad 32 and head rest 34 are mounted on upright 28. Stabilizing handles 35 are mounted on opposite sides of the seat for gripping by a user when performing calf exercises. A stop post 59 projects downwards from the user support frame 14 adjacent its forward end and engages the base of the main frame 12 when the machine is in the start position of , supporting the user seat as a user enters or exits the machine.

Leg Press Machine Calf Press – Calf Exercise Guide

In order to perform a calf exercise, the foot is rotated to move between a horizontal position into a tip toe position and back to a horizontal position, thereby contracting and extending the calf muscles. In a standing calf exercise machine, this movement is duplicated while the exerciser stands on a foot plate and pushes up on shoulder pads which are linked to an exercise resistance. In a seated calf exercise machine, the user performs the same exercise in a seated position, with their feet engaging a foot plate and rotating the plate against an exercise resistance as they move their feet between a flat position and an extended position.