Accommodating resistance

Accommodating resistance has been one of the most misused training tools.

Once popularized by Louie Simmons and the WSBB method, now you will see bands and chains at every school and training facility.

This invention relates to an inertial force, accommodating resistance exercise device and method.

The subject device includes a nonrotating structure of enhanced mass and at least one wheel connected to the nonrotating structure to permit the device to be rolled to enable a user to perform accommodating...

Have you tried a Bench Press and you got stuck with the weight on the chest?

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The mass of the nonrotating structure may be varied according to the requirements of the exercise by substituting inertial disks of different size and/or an inertial cradle or cage member.As we settle into our new strength cycle, you will notice that we will be using resistance bands quite often for our assistance work.The method of using bands (in our case) and chains is known as “accommodating resistance.” Accommodating resistance is defined as “using a special means to accommodate resistance throughout the entire range of motion.” As you are about to learn, the body has weak positions and strong positions due to the angle of the joints and the leverage those joint angles create.Not to be confused with the start and finish of a lift.The top of some lifts happen to be the start of the lift, for example the squat or the bench press.It may not be interesting to some of you, but those of you who are into exercise science and fitness gadgets and gizmos, may find some interesting ideas and perspectives. The four technologies of training equipment are constant resistance devices, variable resistance devices, accommodating resistance devices, and static resistance devices.Each one has different uses and has pros and cons depending on the user and purpose.In exercises utilizing the instant invention resistance is accommodating in direct proportion to the speed with which the mass of the nonrotating structure is translated and direction in which it is translated.1.An inertial force, accommodating resistance exercise device for exercising the body through effort required to overcome the inertia of a mass being accelerated and translated during surface oscillations, said exercise device comprising:bearing surface means between said axle means and said at least one wheel means for facilitating smooth rotation of said at least one wheel means about said axle means in order to accelerate said exercise device during an exercise routine;at least one inertial mass structure, said at least one inertial mass structure having a mass exceeding the mass of said at least one wheel, said at least one inertial mass structure being connected to said axle means for acceleration and translation with said axle and without substantial rotation with respect to said axle means for providing an inertial resistance through essentially non-rotational translation when said at least one wheel is rolled and accelerated upon a surface during an accommodating resistance exercise routine; andsaid one of said at least one inertial mass structure being operably mounted on said axle means independent of any other inertial mass structure; whereby a combination of relatively free rotational movement of said at least one wheel means with respect to said axle means and concomitant essentially non-rotational translation of said at least one inertial mass structure along with said axle means advantageously permits a user to accelerate said exercise device to perform inertial force accommodating resistance exercise routines to exercise a user's body and provide overall bearing surface means comprises a generally smooth cylindrical inner bearing surface fashioned upon an interior periphery of a hub portion of said at least one wheel means and a compatibility dimensioned generally smooth cylindrical outer bearing surface on said axle means wherein rotational motion of each of said first and second wheel means about said axle means is facilitated.18.First, let’s begin by breaking down any lift or movement into simple terminology.In simple terms, we have the “top” of the lift and the “bottom” of the lift.

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