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Pub. No.:    WO/2018/042217    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/055136
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Mon Aug 29 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A63B 21/055
A63B 21/072
A63B 21/078
A63B 21/00
A63B 23/035
A63B 23/12
A63B 21/04
Applicants: SAADALLAH, Fadi
Inventors: SAADALLAH, Fadi
The purpose and advantages of the invention will be set forth in, and apparent from, the description and drawings that follow, as well as will be learned through practice of the invention. Additional advantages of the invention will be realized and attained by the elements of the apparatus and methods of using the invention described herein. S implifications or omissions may be made to avoid obscuring the purpose of the section. S uch simplifications or omissions are not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, the power tower multi-gym machine is provided that incorporates a main chassis, fixed handles and grips, an arrangement of pulleys and cables that are continuously connected to a single set of 3 elastic bands connected to a collector, special waist and ankle belt that allow multiple exercise motions. The exercises can be performed from various hanging, standing and flat parallel to the floor positions. In the preferred embodiment the power tower multi-gym machine consists of a steel frame, upper, mid and lower grips, upper and lower 3 spaced groove pulleys, upper and lower single pulley, a single set of 3 elastic bands, an adjustable cable with hooks, a special waist with front and back ring hangers. Also an ankle accessory with ring hanger is also required for different exercises. Two set of motion sensors consists of receiver installed on the upper and lower part of the machine frame and transmitter linked to the collector. The sensor counts the repetitions performed and send them to a specific application on a smartphone device used as a gateway to collect and present data. The smart phone specific application has user settings (body measurements: weight, height, neck, chest, biceps, etcu training objectives) predefined or customised exercises (type of exercise, number of sets, repetitions, pause time) gives the directives to the user to perform the exercise accordingly by showing schematic diagram and spoken voice instructions. A cloud server is then consolidating the user settings, predefined exercises and the performed exercises in order to compute the key indicators in terms of reached objectives, burnt calories, weight, B MI (Body Mass Index), motivational instructions, logs, history statistics over certain period of times, and ranking with other users. To set the machine configuration, the user adjusts the required load/support by selecting the colour coded elastic band, the number of the elastic bands: 1,2 or 3 and attach them to the collector. T he user puts then on the special waist belt around his waist (related to the size of the user, so set only once for most of the exercises per user). In case of need to increase the load, the user attaches the ring of the adjustable strap of the waist belt to the lower hook of the collector cable, in the inverse case, where the user wants to have a support for his weight, the users attaches the ring of the adjustable strap of the waist belt to the upper hook of the collector cable. The collector cable is also adjustable in predefined positions for the exercises performed on the machine. For chin ups or pullup, from a standing position facing forward, a user can grasp the grips fixed at the top of the chassis, put on his waist belt and starts the exercise movement up and down. For the chest exercise, from a parallel position to the floor, the user still facing the machine, adjusts the length of the collector cable, attach it to the ring hangar attached to the belt s strap, grasps the lower grips and starts the exercise movement up and down. The machine gives a very large of variety of exercises using the different grips and the accessories. The different angles of the upper grips can be grasped to perform pull-up, chin-up, for back and biceps. The horizontal mid grips can be grasped to perform dips, for chest and triceps. The vertical mid grip can be grasped and resting the forehand on the pad to perform leg raises and knee raises for abdominals. The different lower grips to perform inclined inner and outer push-ups for chest and shoulders. Without any grip, only with waist belt put on the user other exercises can also be performed such as crunch and sit-up for abdominal, lung, squat and one-legged cable for legs. A mix and match of the different grips, waist belt and accessories, such as an ankle belt lead to a very large variety of movement the user would like to perform, such as plank, stretching, etc... Indeed, the machine allows for virtually unlimited training motions at any position, by simply using the user body weight with the elastic bands, will be apparent from the disclosure contained herein to a person skilled in the relevant art. These and other features and advantages of the invention will be apparent upon consideration of the following detailed description of the presently preferred embodiments of the invention, taken in conjunction with the claims and appended drawings, as well as will be learned through the practice of the invention.