The apparatus 10 is a total body exerciser since it strengthens or rehabilitates all of the major muscle groups while also providing for effective cardiovascular conditioning. The apparatus is recumbent since the patient or user is generally in a reclined position when it is being used. The apparatus 10 can be referred to as a stepper since it exercises the legs of the user through an oscillating or reciprocating movement of pedals 76 and 77 and through the offering of resistance to pushing of the pedals 76 and 77. While pushing resistance exercises the legs and lower body of the user, the exercising of the upper body and arms is through pulling or pushing resistance offered through a pair of handles 66 and 67.
In achieving the above objects, the present invention provides for a recumbent total body exercise apparatus. The apparatus includes pedals which undergo an oscillating or stepping motion. The pedals are contralaterally synchronized with handles that also undergo a oscillating motion providing the user with a total body conditioning workout.
Referring to FIG. 1, a seat 28, having a seat cushion 30 and a seat back 32, is adjustably mounted on the frame 12 for varied positioning along the central axis 24. This is accomplished by an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism can be of the kind outlined in U.S. Pat. No. 5,356,356 entitled “Recumbent Total Body Exerciser” which issued to Hildebrandt et al. On Oct. 18, 1994 and is incorporated by reference herein. The seat 28 is generally of the full bucket variety and is padded for the comfort of the user. Located toward the rear of the frame 12, the seat 28 is positioned so that the height of the seat cushion 30 approximates the height of a standard chair thereby inherently increasing the user's familiarity with the machine 10. Also, the slope along the top of the housing 26 allows the height of the seat 28 to be lowered as it is adjusted forward for shorter users and raised as it adjusted rearward for taller users. As seen in FIGS. 1 and 7, laterally outboard of the seat cushion are mounted a pair of stationary grab bars 34 having padded grips 36 so that the user has an alternate position for his hands when upper body conditioning is not desired. A pair of arm rests 40 are also coupled to the seat 28 to aid in the dismounting and mounting of the seat 28.
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