FIG. 1a is a schematic representation of the side view of the portable leg exerciser of the present invention in the chair mode showing generally U-shaped forward and rearward floor-engaging members supporting the chair member of the exerciser. FIG. 1b is a schematic representation of the side view of the portable leg exerciser of the present invention in the chair mode showing a generally U-shaped front floor-engaging member and a generally rectangular rear floor-engaging member supporting the chair member of the exerciser.
FIG. 3 is a schematic representation of an exploded view of the tension adjusting device for the leg engaging apparatus of the portable leg exerciser.
To achieve the foregoing and other objects and in accordance with the purpose of the present invention, as embodied and broadly described herein, the portable leg exerciser hereof may include a generally flat, substantially rectangular seat member pivotably attached to a generally flat, substantially rectangular back portion which can be fixedly located relative to one another in a chair mode for leg extension exercises and in a bench mode for leg curl exercises by means of a latching mechanism. Foldable floor-engaging support members and collapsible braces permit the exercise apparatus to rigidly contact the floor and stand at a convenient height, and to be folded in a storage/travel mode. Pivotable leg-engaging apparatus having elastic restoring means for providing resistance to pivoting is removably attached to the seat member. Preferably, the elastic restoring device is adjustable in tension to enable a variable resistance to pivoting of the leg-engaging apparatus to be achieved. It is also preferred that the leg-engaging apparatus have lower rollers for engaging the shins of the user for leg extension exercise. Preferably also, the leg-engaging apparatus has upper rollers for engaging the calves of the user for leg curl exercises. It is preferred that the tension of the elastic restoring device be adjustable by the user either while sitting or lying on the portable leg exerciser.
FIG. 4 is a schematic representation of the location of mounting of the tension adjusting device depicted in FIG. 3 hereof under the seat member of the portable leg exerciser.
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