Pneumatic exercise equipment
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Pneumatic exercise equipment or - machine is a device used for physical exercise. The difference to regular weights or exercise equipment is that the weight stacks, wires and other moving parts are replaced with a pneumatic cylinder whose resistance can be adjusted with air pressure. Modern machines with repetition counters and electrical pressure valves promote precise training of certain muscle groups or a sector of physical functions affecting ones quality of life. Guidelines for health exercise  can also be the purpose of training which can be pursued and monitored by loading a training program to a Smart Card and accomplish exercises guided by machines themselves.
- Switch operated and stable control of resistance
- Lack of inertia
- Higher training effect
- Increased reliability
- Safety (no moving stacks or wires)
Using pneumatic cylinders in exercise machines is a rather new innovation.
First prototypes were born during the 80's and 90's.
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