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Exercisers, Muscle Strength, Lever/Pulley-Cable

Definition : Muscle strength exercisers designed to provide resistance to muscular contraction using a mechanism based on a system of pulleys and cables or levers; resistance may be provided by the force of gravity exerted on constrained weight stacks, by a hydraulic mechanism in which resistance changes in proportion to the force exerted on it, or by any other appropriate means. These exercisers usually consist of a stand-alone machine with weights stacked on top of each other and/or a hydraulic piston, a system to transmit the force (i.e., to convey the resistance), and lever bars or pulley cables on which the user exerts force to counteract the exerciser resistance. Dedicated lever-pulley-cable exercisers intended to improve the strength in full body or specific body muscle groups such as the upper and lower limbs, trunk, and neck are available; the exercisers may also increase muscle size, muscle endurance, and power and improve bone density.

Entry Terms : "Lever/Pulley-Cable Weight Lifting Machines" , "Lever/Pulley-Cable Weight Machines" , "Hydraulic Resistance Muscle Strength Exercisres" , "Exercisers, Muscle Strength, Pulley-Cable" , "Exercisers, Muscle Strength, Lever"

UMDC code : 24713


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