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20130029813STRAP ADJUSTER AND KEEPER AND METHOD OF STRAP CONTROL - A method of strap control and an apparatus including a combined strap-length adjuster and strap keeper is disclosed for use with strap-length adjuster comprising two rings. The strap-length adjuster includes openings that permit the attachment of a tether to the strap keeper. The arrangement allows the tether to not interfere with the positioning or movement of the straps, and maintains the straps close to the strap-length adjuster and prevents slippage of the strap through the strap-length adjuster01-31-2013
20130029814PORTABLE EXERCISE APPARATUS - A portable exercise apparatus consists of several lightweight, separate components. The apparatus has a resilient, flexible, somewhat bouncy base member shaped as a half spheroid, having rounded lateral surfaces and a substantially flat bottom surface. A height adjustable support post member is connected to and extends up from the base member. It is removeably secured to the base member. A foot supporting member comprising laterally extending support arms is removeably attached to the upper end of the post member. The apparatus supports the feet and legs of the user, by maintaining the legs elevated at a selected height off the ground, when the user is lying on his or her back in a sit-up position. In this position, with legs supported, the user can do a variety of rotational and sit-up type exercises.01-31-2013
20120184420BODYBUILDING ASSISTOR STRUCTURE - A bodybuilding assistor structure mainly includes at least two handles. The two handles are connected with two telescopic rods. A rotatable member is pivotally connected with each bottom end of the two telescopic rods, so that the two handles rotate freely through the rotatable member. A positioning member for positioning is disposed at a bottom edge of the rotatable member. During use, the two handles are fixed on the ground through the positioning member, so that a user can stand and then grip the two handles by hands and thus can conduct bodybuilding actions such as twisting the waist, swinging the hip, kicking a leg and running by using the two handles as fulcrum points, thereby achieving an effect of assisting with bodybuilding.07-19-2012
20100113234ERGONOMIC PULL HANDLE AND ASSOCIATED EXERCISE METHODS - A pull handle that is ergonomically designed to avoid unnatural stresses on the user's body through the range of motion is disclosed. The invention enables a user to perform exercises that cannot be accomplished with existing handles or may be more difficult to do so. These objects are achieved by providing one or more axes of rotation or flexibility in the pull handle so that the user's hand, wrist and/or arm (or foot, ankle and/or leg) may bend and/or rotate more naturally through the user's range of motion.05-06-2010
20100075819TRAINING TOOL - To allow selection of width interval when held by both hands, enhance the gripping performance, and be applicable to training and rehabilitation of various parts of the body aside from hands and feet.03-25-2010
20090275447GRIP SLEEVE FOR EXERCISE BAR - A grip sleeve for an exercise bar grip surface. The grip sleeve includes a tubular member having a thickness and a longitudinal length sized to accommodate a user's hand. The thickness defined by the distance between an outer surface of the tubular member and an inner surface of the tubular member. The inner surface sized to substantially surround a grip surface of the exercise bar. The cut extends across the entire longitudinal length and through the thickness for removeably securing the member to the exercise bar. The tubular member is formed of an elastic material such that the cut can be forced apart from a closed position to an open position by a user in order to removeably secure the sleeve on the exercise bar. The material being biased to return the cut to the closed position when no longer forced apart.11-05-2009
20130090220Myofascial Roller Wrap - The present invention provides in some embodiments, a cover for an exercise roller. The cover can include an elongate tubular structure defining a generally cylindrical elongate lumen extending through the length of the elongate tubular structure. A wall of the cover can have an inner face surrounding the generally cylindrical elongate lumen, which is configured to surround an outer surface of the exercise roller. The outer face of the elongate tubular structure can have a textured surface, and the elongate tubular structure has a density configured for myofascial release. Additionally, the inner face of the wall and the outer face of the wall define a thickness of the cover for an exercise device. The invention can also include a method of using a progression of covers having different densities, thicknesses, and textures to provide myofascial release.04-11-2013
20130090219HANDLE ASSEMBLY WITH COMPRESSIBLE ROTATING GRIP MECHANISM - An attachment for exercise equipment is disclosed. The attachment is a handle assembly with a compressible rotating grip mechanism. The grip mechanism includes a swivel grip rotatably attached to the handle, and a floating grip coupled to the swivel grip by one or more pins. The grip mechanism includes one or more springs between the swivel grip and the floating grip.04-11-2013
20110059829COMBINATION GRIP FOR AN EXERCISE DEVICE - An exercise device having many advantageous features is described, including the ability to provide a combination of grips to the user, and the ability to easily mount the device to a wall. One exercise device described is an inelastic resistance device having a combination grip that includes hand grips and a loop. The hand grip and loop may be used as a foot grip, or alternatively, just the hand grip can be used by the hand. The selection of a specific accessory grip allows the user to exercise by specific body parts and provides for a greater number of possible exercises.03-10-2011
20120190515LIMB AND LIMB EXTREMITY EXERCISE DEVICE - This invention relates to an exercise device suitable for progressively strengthening the intrinsic muscle groups of a limb extremity and the associated limbs of a user, said device comprising a base unit; a gripping surface configured to be gripped by at least one of the digits of said limb extremity of said user; and a resistance means. This invention more specifically relates to such an exercise device wherein the gripping surface is configured to adapt to fit the shape of said at least one of the digits of said limb extremity of said user.07-26-2012
20090075794COMBINATION GRIP FOR AN EXERCISE DEVICE - An exercise device having many advantageous features is described, including the ability to provide a combination of grips to the user, and the ability to easily mount the device to a wall. One exercise device described is an inelastic resistance device having a combination grip that includes hand grips and a loop. The hand grip and loop may be used as a foot grip, or alternatively, just the hand grip can be used by the hand. The selection of a specific accessory grip allows the user to exercise by specific body parts and provides for a greater number of possible exercises.03-19-2009
20100087298DEVICE FOR AN EXERCISE MACHINE - A device for an exercise machine comprising a base (04-08-2010
20120129665CHIN-UP EXERCISE APPARATUS AND METHOD - An exercise apparatus is disclosed. The exercise apparatus may include a frame and a rail suspended from the frame. The rail may have a length extending horizontally. The exercise apparatus may further include two carriages, each configured to roll along the rail independent of one another. A handle may be connected to each carriage. A user may grasp the handles, one with each hand, and execute an exercise such as a chin-up, pull-up, bicep curl, lat pulldown, or the like.05-24-2012
20110143896EXERCISE APPARATUS - The present disclosure concerns an exercise device, and more particularly a combination balance and stability training and resistance training exercise device, comprising a platform and a balance element. The exercise device can also comprise one or more resilient, elongate resistance training elements for resistance training. The exercise device can be provided with a stabilizing device. When removed from the stabilizing device, the exercise device can be used in a manner similar to a conventional balance board. When mounted on the stabilizing device, the exercise device is supported in a stable orientation for performing exercises requiring a stable and balanced support surface.06-16-2011
20090209396Exercise Apparatus - Apparatus and a method for attachment to an exercise machine, generally in place of hand grips provided with the machine, to enable hands-free operation of the machine by a user, the apparatus having at least one forearm and/or upper arm adjacent the elbow engaging cup-like device, and means for attaching the engaging cup-like device to the exercise machine. The apparatus may have a pair of cup-like devices to enable the user to use the machine using both forearms and upper arm adjacent the elbows without use of the hands and lower arm portions of the user.08-20-2009
20110294634HUMERUS-STABILIZED SHOULDER STRETCH DEVICE - A humerus-stabilized shoulder stretching device including a first rod, gripping handle coupled to the first rod, force handle, and stationary arm having a first portion and a second portion oriented relative to each other by an angle. The first portion of the stationary arm is coupled to the gripping handle by the first rod and the force handle is coupled to stationary arm via the second portion. An elbow cradle having a base coupled to the stationary arm is configured to accommodate a user's arm such that when the user's elbow is within the elbow cradle and the user grips the gripping handle with the hand of that arm, the user's forearm will be releasably constrained between the gripping handle and the elbow cradle and the distance between the base and the gripping handle will be maintained by the first rod at a length approximately equal to the user's forearm.12-01-2011
20110294633EXERCISE APPARATUS - An apparatus for exercising in a seated position may be sized to fit under a workspace. The apparatus may include tracks and pedals slidably coupled to the tracks to provide controlled movement. The tracks may be positioned and shaped so as to enable a user to comfortably move the pedals without straining or awkward movement. A degree of tension may also be imparted on the pedals as they move with respect to the track. This tension may be adjustable so that the user may increase or decrease an intensity of his workout. Resistance bands may also be attached to the pedals to allow the user to execute upper body exercises.12-01-2011
20110294632EXERCISE DEVICE FOR BUTTOCK MUSCLES - A portable buttock exercise device is disclosed. The device is intended to methodically strengthen and condition the gluteus buttocks. The portable buttock exercise device comprises a base, an elongated and generally rigid tube protruding vertically upwards with its upper distant end connected to a horizontal handlebar, resembling a t-shape, but with a hanging swing bar attached and extending downwards from the middle of the vertical tube where a roller is attached to catch the lower calf of the user and where elastic resistance bands are connected at interchangeable degrees to give varying resistance to the user who swings one leg back, repetitively pushing the roller.12-01-2011
20090088305Barbell Handles - The invention relates to methods and an apparatus used to lift a barbell. In some embodiments, the invention relates to an apparatus having a centralized handle and opposing hooks extending away from and attached to opposing ends of said handle. In other embodiments, the invention relates to methods for attaching said hooks to a barbell to assist in the performance of weight-bearing exercise and lifting.04-02-2009
20120035031SUSPENDIBLE EXERCISE STRAPS - An exercise strap comprises an upper strap and a lower strap. A plurality of loop members are located on the lower strap to allow for handles to be easily removed and replaced on different locations on the lower strap. An adjustment member attached to both the upper strap and the lower strap allows for the overall length of the exercise strap to be adjusted. A strap attachment member attached to the upper strap connects the exercise strap to a suitable mounting mechanism.02-09-2012
20100267531COMBINATION GRIP FOR AN EXERCISE DEVICE - An exercise device having many advantageous features is described, including the ability to provide a combination of grips to the user, and the ability to easily mount the device to a wall. One exercise device described is an inelastic resistance device having a combination grip that includes hand grips and a loop. The hand grip and loop may be used as a foot grip, or alternatively, just the hand grip can be used by the hand. The selection of a specific accessory grip allows the user to exercise by specific body parts and provides for a greater number of possible exercises.10-21-2010
20130217550EXERCISE DEVICE - An exercise device is provided that includes a trolley. The trolley includes two vertical plates, wheels, and at least one foot locking device connected to the trolley, the at least one foot locking device adapted to make contact with at least a portion of a foot of the user. A shaft is provided having a first end and a second end. A flexible mechanism comprising a portion of the shaft placed in a position of the shaft between the first end and the second end for allowing at least one portion of the shaft to move and rotate. The shaft accommodates the trolley. The trolley is adapted to be pulled along the shaft by the least one foot locking device while the user is in a seated position. A substantially planar surface is provided with a top surface connected to the second end of the shaft.08-22-2013
20100125033Adaptable bi-directional range-of-motion exercise apparatus providing repose configuration - A resistance exercise apparatus is provided which, includes structures for receiving a body extremity of a user, the means for receiving a body extremity subject to a force provided by the body extremity, structures for maintaining the means for receiving a body extremity in a predefined plane during movement; and resistance providing devices to impose resistance against, the movement of the body extremity. Versions of the apparatus may positioned on a floor, on a wall, or be free standing. Various embodiments of the invention are particularly suited to provide range-of-motion exercises for legs, arms, and hands of the user for both recreational strengthening and physical therapy applications.05-20-2010
20110172069EXERCISE APPARATUS WITH RESILIENT FOOT SUPPORT - An exerciser including a movable body support mounted on an exerciser flame for movement along tracks provided by the frame. A movable foot support extends from the exerciser frame. The movable foot support is adapted to be engaged by the user's feet to absorb the energy of movement in a first direction and to provide the user with a bouncing movement, which the user may translate into a movement of the movable body support in the opposite direction. The movable foot support may be provided as an attachment and retrofitted to existing exercisers. The exerciser may include a resilient resistance system coupled to the movable body support and a set of pull lines with user grips trained over pulleys carried by the exerciser frame. Also disclosed are methods for enabling users to exercise.07-14-2011
20090170675EXERCISE APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH SELECTIVELY VARIABLE STABILIZATION - Exercise apparatus and method with selectively variable stabilization enabling a user to progressively increase his/her core body muscular strength. In various embodiments, the exercise apparatus includes a resistance cabling system providing a user defined line of motion, and a partial stabilizer pad being adjustably positionable offset from the line of motion, wherein the user's core body is positionable against the pad and required to resist the torque created by the offset. The user can progressively increase the distance between the line of motion and partial stabilizer pad, in order to progressively increase the force which the user's core body must resist to maintain an upright stature. In this way, the user can progressively, over time, increase his or her core body strength. A vertically and rotatably adjustable handle/arm assembly, resistance cabling and pulley assembly, and an overall exercise apparatus having a relatively small footprint but allowing multiple variable exercise routines, are also provided.07-02-2009
20090275448GRIPPING APPARATUS FOR AN EXERCISE BAR - A gripping apparatus for an exercise bar grip surface. The apparatus including an elongate flexible strap and a tubular member. The strap including a retention member for removeably securing to a wrist of a user. The strap including an extension portion, where the extension portion extends away from the retention member. The tubular member mounts on the exercise bar grip surface. The tubular member having a longitudinal length, wherein the tubular member is open at opposed ends of the longitudinal length. The tubular member having an inner passage defined by at least one wall. The tubular member including a cut passing through the wall and extending across the longitudinal length. A portion of the strap is secured to the tubular member, whereby an amount of the extension portion between the retention member and the tubular member is selectively adjustable.11-05-2009
20110269608Portable Exercise Device and System for Use Thereof - A portable exercise device includes an elongated base sheet and at least one attachment mechanism secured to the elongated base sheet at preselected locations on one side of said base sheet. The at least one attachment mechanism has at least one apparatus to receive an appendage of a user of the device and to provide a mechanism by which to secure a variety of exercise accessories to the base sheet. A retention mechanism for selectively removably connecting the device to a door sufficiently secures the device to the door that it will permit vigorous repeated use of the device without causing the device to inadvertently separate from the door during use and will also permit rapid, facile removal of the device from the door.11-03-2011
20110172070REGULATING MEMBER - Regulating member (07-14-2011
20100248919PROSTRATE GRABBLING EXERCISE APPARATUS - A prone crawling exerciser comprises upper limp support, left and right leg slides, track means and pulley and cable means, wherein, left and right leg slides each is mounted with wheels; track means comprises two parallel left and right tracks and track brackets, left and right tracks mounted on track brackets with a space from ground, upper limp support located on left and right track or track brackets; left and right leg slides are mounted on left and right tracks and are able to slide on left and right tracks through said wheels; pulley and cable means comprises pulley and cable, said pulleys mounted on track means, said cable reeving about said pulleys connecting at least left and right leg slides. This invention enables users to simulate an animal prone crawling motion. With its adjustable loading, it is suitable for various kinds of users with different physique and age, even for the upper limb disabled person. The user can specifically exercise his lower back and abdomen, pelvis and lower limbs with different load.09-30-2010
20100248918Exercise Assisting Tool - An inexpensive exercise assisting tool of a simple structure comprising a base portion (09-30-2010
20110207586PHYSICAL TRAINING AND REHABILITATIVE ROPE SUSPENSION SYSTEM - A physical training and rehabilitation system includes a rope having first and second sides that hang downwardly from a bar, beam or other support, the rope terminating in first and second ends. A locking mechanism having first and second sections receives the first and second rope sides, respectively. Each section of the mechanism is independently adjustable between an unlocked position, wherein the rope side associated with that section can slide through the locking mechanism, and a locked position, wherein the rope side associated with that section is prevented from sliding. A connector disposed at the first end of the rope forms a loop for connection to an attachment or accessory related to a desired activity. The attachments or accessories may include a loop, a sling, a rigid bar, a spring, a support belt, or a handle. The system may be provided in kit form. Methods of assembly and use are also disclosed.08-25-2011
20090062091Pull Handles for Gym Training With Adjustable Angle - A device and method for changing an angle between a pair of pull handles used with conjunction of a workout machine is disclosed. An easy to operate rotatable releasing unit on the handles may be operated to release an engagable locking unit, in order to allow changing of an angle between the pair of handles.03-05-2009
20100004106ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR ASSISTING A USER TO ENGAGE A HANDLE - Disclosed is an article of manufacture for assisting a user in engaging a handle or a clip connection or a string. In one embodiment, the article of manufacture comprises a body, a securing member attached to the body, and an elongated hollow member attached to the body, wherein the article of manufacture is designed to allow the user to position his or her limb in the article of manufacture so that the securing member secures the user's limb to the article of manufacture and the elongated hollow member can be slipped over the handle to secure it to the body.01-07-2010
20120077653EXERCISE APPARATUS - Exercise apparatus including a guide and a sliding member slidably mounted to the guide, the sliding member including an operating member for allowing a user to apply first and second operating forces to the sliding member to thereby selectively slide the sliding member in respective first and second directions and a resistance mechanism for generating respective first and second resistive forces when the sliding member is moved in the first and second directions.03-29-2012
20090221407Biomechanical stimulation training method and apparatus - A method for implementing biomechanical stimulation training includes application of a preselected dynamic force concurrent with a local proprioceptive stimulus at an engagement member and performing at least one dynamic training activity. The method also includes applying a preselected isometric training force concurrent with another local proprioceptive stimulus at the engagement member, and performing an isometric training activity. An apparatus to facilitate performance of dynamic and isometric training activities includes an engagement member structured to facilitate operative engagement with a portion of a person's body, a force generation assembly structured to generate dynamic and isometric training forces at the engagement member, and a vibration generation assembly structured to generate local proprioceptive stimuli at the engagement member.09-03-2009
20090275449PERSONAL EXERCISE SYSTEM - A beam assembly includes a receiver section having connector and receiving ends. A first connector is provided at the connector end and includes a rounded wall that extends above the receiver section. A tongue section includes a connector end, tongue end and recess section. The tongue end is configured to match and connect with the receiving end of the receiver section. A second connector is provided at the connector end and includes a rounded wall that extends above the tongue section. A locking mechanism includes an aperture and depression on the receiver section. The depression is tapered from an inner surface out to an outer surface of the receiver section. A parabolic groove is formed on the recess section of the tongue section and is arranged to face the opening of the parabolic shape away from the tongue section. A knob is provided on the end of a cantilevered segment.11-05-2009
20100184572EXERCISER FOR THE SAKE OF TRAINING THE ABDOMINAL MUSCLE GROUP - An exerciser for the sake of training the abdominal muscle group, wherein the operator may rotate on his backbone for taking a twisting exercise for his upper and lower bodies in reverse (different) direction; and wherein the exerciser includes a rotating disc mechanism for the lower limb of the operator to stand thereon and swiveled under application of force, a rotating handlebar mechanism for the upper limb of the operator to hold thereon and swiveled under application of force, and a coupling mechanism for synchronically and reversely coupling the rotating disc mechanism and the rotating handlebar mechanism.07-22-2010
20130123077EXERCISE APPARATUS FOR BALANCE AND STRENGTH TRAINING - Exercise apparatus for balance and strength training that enables a user to perform push and pull oriented exercises with the user's hands or feet against the apparatus. Includes a pivot space, for example a slot or area or area with higher or lower areas, wherein the pivot space is configured to couple with a pivot element, for example a ball, cylinder, wheel or any other type of element that may move with respect to the pivot space and exercise interface. The movable pivot element enables force and hence torque required to balance to differ on each side of the apparatus. For example, a user with an injured shoulder may desire to utilize more force to balance during a push-up with the uninjured shoulder and less force and more range of motion to balance with the injured shoulder.05-16-2013
20130123078Double rollers exercise device - A double roller exercise device has a pair of elongated spaced-apart rollers with a grip handle secured at the end of each roller. A compressible-expandable spring is connected to the adjacent grip handle and the roller can be pushed or pulled by the exerciser by manipulating the grip handles by the exerciser.05-16-2013
20130123080PORTABLE TRAINING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR ARM EXERCISES - The invention relates to a training device for fixing in the area of the human waist, composed of a belt-like element (05-16-2013
20100179037EXERCISE AND STRETCHING POLE WITH FLEXIBLE HANDLE - A device and method for stretching muscles and increasing flexibility. A rod like device is used with various exercises and body motions to stretch and increase flexibility. The rod has a handle of which at least a portion is flexible so as to be capable of being bent relative to the remainder of the device during use. This flexibility in the handle helps to relieve the stress on the hands and wrists of the user.07-15-2010
20100144503Therapeutic Shoulder Apparatus - In one embodiment, a shoulder exercise and stretching apparatus includes a forearm support, a forearm securing means for securing a user's forearm to the forearm support, an elbow support to capture the elbow of a user and keep the user's arm in a desired position to isolate the user's shoulder as a pivot point for rotation, and a rotation member coupled to the forearm support to rotate the forearm support through a desired plane and thereby provide an angular force to a target shoulder of the user. One or more handles, may be provided for grasping by a user's free hand to assist in the movement of the rotation member. Measurement means may be provided for determining the rotation of the apparatus. Resistance means may be provided to provide for resistance exercises of the shoulder.06-10-2010
20100144501Articulating exercise harness system - An articulating exercise harness system includes a harness to secure a user's wrist and a handle that is selectively gripped by the user. A bracket is pivotally connected to the handle at a proximal end of the bracket. The harness is adjustably along the user's forearm relative to the position of bracket. A weight engagement member is rotatably connected to the bracket. The bracket is rotatable relative to the handle and the weight engagement member is rotatable relative to the bracket. Because the weight engagement member can rotate forward and backward on the bracket, relative to the handle, the invention can be used to both push and pull exercise weights or other loads.06-10-2010
20110130256Exercise Apparatus - The present invention relates to an exercise apparatus that enables a number of exercises to be carried out utilising the apparatus. The present invention provides an aid to a user to perform an exercise using their own body weight. The apparatus comprises a biasing means arranged and configured to provide support for a user when in use, the biasing means including a sleeve and a piston arranged to move relative to the sleeve. The biasing means further includes a chamber provided between the sleeve and the piston wherein movement of the piston from a rest configuration to an extended configuration causes compression of the material in the chamber.06-02-2011
20100197470Exercise Grip Device - An exercise grip device includes a jaw member which is of a sufficient width to permit grasping thereabout with one's hand, wherein the jaw member includes a spring aspect which is preformed to an open position to permit receiving a weightlifting bar and is compressible to a closed position enabling engagement of the jaw member with the weightlifting bar in a manner to prevent sliding movement therebetween and while compressed exerts a force on one's hand and forearm muscles. A method includes weightlifting using the exercise grip device.08-05-2010
20130130875Exercise Device with Length Adjustable Leg - An exercise device is provided with a frame assembly including an inclined first leg including a stop member proximate a bottom end, and a mounting member at a top end; and an inclined second leg and including a support tube, a sliding tube slidably put on the support tube and having a top end pivotably secured to the mounting member, and a resilient detent in the support tube for locking the sliding and support tubes before and after length adjustment of the second leg; two opposite handlebars; and a sliding assembly including a sliding member slidably mounted on the first leg and being capable of sliding in a range from a position proximate the mounting member to the stop member, a left knee rest secured to left side of the sliding member, and a right knee rest secured to right side of the sliding member.05-23-2013
20100331153Self-Locating Engagement Pin Locking and Unlocking Apparatus - A locking and unlocking apparatus using an engagement pin with beveled surfaces designed to be inserted between two bodies. As the engagement pin is extended axially into a gap between the two bodies, it moves in a transverse direction to wedge tightly between the first and second body, locking them tightly together. When the engagement pin is retracted, the second body is able to move relative to the first body. A plurality of engagement surfaces placed into one of the bodies allows the mechanism to be locked into a plurality of set positions. These engagement surfaces on the first and second bodies also serve to locate the engagement pin when in the fully locked position, thereby reducing the need for tight tolerances.12-30-2010
20110130257Exercise Grip Device - An exercise grip device for use on a handle of a sport instrument which is to be swung and has a predetermined exterior size and configuration for a predetermined sport of the type swung to strike an object, wherein the handle has a predetermined cross-sectional configuration includes a generally tube-like member with a lengthwise opening and having about hand-width to permit grasping thereabout with one's hand and wherein the tube-like member includes a spring aspect which is preformed to an open relaxed position has an inner surface having a cross-sectional configuration which is larger than the predetermined cross-sectional configuration of the handle and is compressible to a closed position where the inner surface is maintained in contact with the handle to exert a force on one's hand and arm muscles and wherein the surface includes a nonmetal material which in the closed position engages the handle to prevent sliding movement therebetween by virtue of a non metal to handle contact of the grip device with the handle and while engaged by one's hand in a continuous compressed manner prevents sliding movement through the non metal to handle contact and concurrently works one's hand and arm muscles throughout a swing exercise employing the device on the instrument.06-02-2011
20100144502PUSH-UP / CHIN-UP EXERCISE ASSEMBLY - An exercise assembly includes an exercise handle with a grip base suitable for resting on a floor, and a grip elevated above the grip base. A user can situate the grip bases of a pair of the exercise handles on the floor, grasp their grips, and then perform push-ups. The grip bases can also be mounted to the top of a door or to other overhead structure, and the user can then grasp their grips to perform chin-ups. Preferably, this is done by providing a cradle which mounts to the door or other overhead structure, wherein the exercise handles may be firmly (but removably) nested into the cradles to mount them to the structure. The exercise handles may also bear passages or attachments for receiving elastic (or inelastic) cables for use in performing further exercises.06-10-2010
20110245050Hemisperical grip handle apparatus - A hemispherical grip member has an outer hemispherical surface and a grip layer and a grip member opening. A length of aircraft cable having a first cable end extends through the opening and is crimped in position onto the grip member with a cable nut. A connector is provided on an opposite cable end. A length of a soft flexible tubing surrounds the cable between the grip member and the connector. When a user grasps the hemispherical surface of the grip member, the first cable end is located inside the grasp of the user and the cable and tubing passes between two fingers of the user.10-06-2011
20090203508HANDLE ASSEMBLY FOR USE WITH AN EXERCISE BAR - A handle assembly adapted to grasp a bar for exercise includes a J-shaped hook for placement on the bar, a rotation assembly, and a handle attached to the rotation assembly. The handle has an inverted U-shaped bracket with a cross piece defining a grip that is connected between ends of the U-bracket. The rotation assembly is connected between a lower end of the hook and the U-shaped bracket and includes a bearing, the handle being rotatable via the bearing by a user during exercise with the J-hook on the bar.08-13-2009
20090215595GRIP ELEMENT FOR EXERCISE MACHINE - A grip element for an exercise machine, comprising at least a substantially tubular handgrip (08-27-2009
20110098162EXERCISE AID - An exercise aid useful in allowing human subjects with amputations or other infirmities to use standard exercise equipment is described. In one embodiment, the exercise aid has a harness that securely encircles a shoulder of the subject and has a transverse wing that extends towards the other shoulder of the subject. The exercise aid has a sleeve, preferably adjustable, that fits securely around the upper arm and other shoulder of the subject and has an extension directed toward the transverse wing of the harness. The harness and sleeve may be detachably connected by a fastener. Exercise facilitating features, such as rings, are integrated into the sleeve of the exercise device for attachment to standard exercise equipment thus allowing human subjects with amputations or other infirmities the ability to engage in a full range of exercise options in order to prevent, or reverse, muscular atrophy associated with amputation.04-28-2011
20110251034Total body strengthening toning workstation and method of using same - A stand-alone exercise apparatus includes a seat to support a user in a position thereon, and upper and lower body exercising assemblies which are configured for activation either sequentially or simultaneously to permit the concurrent exercising movement of his or her upper body area and lower body leg muscles, respectively, without necessitating that the user stop exercising when switching from upper body exercises to lower body exercises. The lower body exercising assembly includes a lower frame assembly which is operable to provide resistance exercise to the user's leg muscles, and which includes a selectively reciprocally movable pedal, platform or bar which is coupled to a suitable resistance mechanism, and which is engagable by the user's feet and/or legs as they are moved together in unified movement to effect leg extensions or curls. The upper body exercising assembly includes one or more reciprocally movable frame members, hand pulleys or swing arms coupled to a resistance mechanism, and which are engagable by the user's hands and/or arms. The resistance mechanisms used to provide the selected resistance to the upper and lower exercising assemblies are operable independently from each other, and enable the user to select the degree of resistance to each of the upper and lower body exercising assemblies separately.10-13-2011
20120035030EXERCISE MACHINE FOR MUSCLE SPEED AND EXPLOSIVENESS - As shown in FIG. 02-09-2012
20110256992Bar Grip - A bar grip used for grasping a bar or similarly shaped object for physical fitness such as a weightlifting bar, barbell, pull-up bar, or rowing paddle that requires significant grip force. The palm portion of the bar grip includes a palm surface for contacting a region of the palm, and a grip surface for contacting the fitness device. It may include at least one middle layer to provide additional padding, comfort, or weight distribution. The bar grip also has a strap portion for securing the palm portion to the hand. The palm portion has a cross-sectional C-shape that substantially matches an outer shape of a fitness bar. Different embodiments have different radii to accommodate differently sized or shaped fitness bars, or have built-in multi-radius options. The arc of the grip surface may vary to provide coverage ranging from minimal coverage to nearly complete coverage around the circumference of the bar.10-20-2011
20110021330EXERCISE AIDING APPARATUS - In exercise aiding apparatus 01-27-2011
20100285939THERAPEUTIC BODY STRAP - A therapeutic body strap having a first loop and a second loop. Each loop is made of a strip of material. A central strip having a fixture point such that the first and second loops are connected to the central strip at the fixture point. The strap further includes an attachment portion extending from the central strip for attachment to an attachment point on a stationary object. The first and second loops are configured to snugly surround a user's body parts to allow the user to stretch by creating a tension in the attachment portion.11-11-2010
20110111934Physical Fitness and Rehabilitation Apparatus - A physical fitness and rehabilitation apparatus is provided for use in combination with an inflatable exercise ball. The apparatus may include a plurality of handles. In use, a user may rest against the ball and the platform while gripping the plurality of handles to improve the user's strength, balance, flexibility, and/or joint stabilization.05-12-2011
20120309599EXERCISE DEVICE - The present invention relates to an exercise that can function as a rolling exercise device. It comprises an elongate member that has a first handle assembly secured to its first end and a second handle assembly secured to its second end. The handle assemblies include a base that is rotatably secured to a handle support structure. The handle assemblies also include a handle for gripping. The handle assemblies further function as wheels on either side of the elongate member that allows the exercise device to roll. In addition, the handle assemblies can be removed from the ends of the elongate member and the assemblies can be mutually joined in a second configuration that does not include the elongate member. The second configuration can also be rolled along a surface by a user gripping the handles and applying a force that causes the base of each handle assembly to rotate.12-06-2012
20110190103MULTI-FUNCTION EXERCISE SYSTEM - A multi-functional exercise system is provided. The multi-functional exercise system consists of a support structure including a pair of mounting regions horizontally spaced apart from each other and spaced apart from a ground surface, and a pair of left and right arms. Each arm is movably coupled at a proximate end of the arm to a respective one of the mounting regions of the support structure. Each arm is selectively movable between an upward configuration in which a distal end of the respective arm is oriented upward, and a downward configuration in which a distal end of the respective arm is oriented downward. The distal ends of each of the left and right arms including a respective handle. It is an object of the multi-functional exercise system to provide different configurations that enable a user to perform a plurality of different exercises.08-04-2011
20110218085ERGONOMIC PULL HANDLE AND ASSOCIATED EXERCISE METHODS - A pull handle that is ergonomically designed to avoid unnatural stresses and/or discomfort to the user's body and joints through the range of motion. The invention enables a user to perform exercises that cannot be accomplished with existing handles or may be more difficult or uncomfortable to do so. These objects are achieved by providing one or more axes of rotation or flexibility in the pull handle so that the user's hand, wrist and/or arm (or foot, ankle and/or leg) may bend and/or rotate more naturally through the user's range of motion.09-08-2011
20110306479Exercise Device - An exercise device for performing resistance exercises may include a discontinuous exercise frame, a first detachable handle connected to a first cable to extend over a first pivotable pulley device being detachably connected to the exercise frame and a second detachable handle connected to a second cable to extend over a second pivotable pulley being detachably connected to the exercise frame. The exercise device may include a third detachable handle connected to a third cable to extend over a third pivotable pulley being detachably connected to the exercise frame, and the exercise device may include a fourth detachable handle connected to a fourth cable to extend over a fourth pivotable pulley being detachably connected to the exercise frame. The exercise device may include a fifth detachable handle connected to a fifth cable to extend over a fifth pivotable pulley being detachably connected to the exercise frame, and the exercise device may include a sixth handle being connected to a sixth cable which may extend over a sixth pivotable pulley being detachably connected to the exercise frame. The exercise frame may be substantially circular, and the exercise device may include a platform to connect to the exercise frame.12-15-2011
20120231939Reaction Training Belt With Variable Release Resistance - A cost effective training belt that offers the ability to vary the release resistance and that allows the release resistance to remain relatively constant throughout the life of the belt. In one disclosed embodiment, the reaction belt has a first and second belt detachably secured together with a detaching structure that can connect the first and second belts together in at least two different ways. Each of the connecting ways offers a different release resistance; thereby a user can select the desired release resistance by selecting which way to connect the two belts together.09-13-2012
20120208683Exercise Grip Device - An exercise grip device includes a jaw member which is of a sufficient width to permit grasping thereabout with one's hand, wherein the jaw member includes a spring aspect which is preformed to an open position to permit receiving a bar and is compressible to a closed position enabling engagement of the jaw member with the bar in a manner to prevent sliding movement therebetween and while compressed exerts a force on one's hand and forearm muscles.08-16-2012
20120015785EXERCISE STICK ASSEMBLY - A stick assembly for sporting and/or recreational use includes an elongated shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end. A handle is coupled to the proximal end of the shaft for allowing a user to grip the assembly. The shaft includes an engagement portion for engaging a surface and an extension portion separating the engagement portion from the handle. The shaft includes at least one curve. The engagement portion of the shaft comprises a flexible material. The shaft may also define an inner passage for accommodating at least one weight.01-19-2012
20120165169Exercise Harnesses - An exercise harness has a band (06-28-2012
20120129664WEIGHTLIFTING GRIP - The present invention relates to a handgrip for weightlifting purposes comprising: a first surface for contact with a bar; a second surface for direct contact with a user's hand; and four corners creating a substantially parallelogram shape, where one opposite pair of corners form an angle that is less than a 90° angle and a second opposite pair of corners form an angle that is greater than a 90°, angle. The handgrip according to the present invention securely fits around the bar where said bar is a part of a barbell or dumbbell. The handgrip conforms to a substantially cylindrical shape when the user places it around the bar.05-24-2012
20120165168APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOWER BACK EXERCISE - An apparatus for exercise of the lower back, has a support frame capable of supporting the body of a person exercising. The support frame supports left and right pendulums, for left and right legs, respectively. Each of the left and right pendulums further has an arm that is pivotably connected to the support frame, so that each of the left and right pendulums may pivot about the pivotable connection independently of the other. A resistance transfer apparatus is moveably coupled to the other end of the pendulum arm. The resistance transfer apparatus includes a bar for engaging the lower leg or ankle of a person exercising, and a coupling for moveably coupling the resistance transfer apparatus to the arm of the pendulum, so that the resistance transfer apparatus can pivot in substantially the same plane of movement as that of the pendulum. Use of the exercise apparatus raises the user's legs from the hanging vertical to the horizontal against the resistance of the weighted pendulums. As the legs are lowered, the leg and lower back muscles also resist the weight of the pendulums.06-28-2012
20120178601APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR A FITNESS STICK - An apparatus and system are disclosed for a fitness stick. The apparatus includes an elongated rod, a first track, and a second track. The elongated rod has a center point, a first end, and a second end. The first track extends helically away from the center point along an outer surface of the elongated rod toward the first end. The second track extends helically away from the center point along the outer surface of the elongated rod toward the second end. The first track extends helically around the outer surface of the elongated rod in a first rotational direction and the second track extends helically around the outer surface of the elongated rod in a second rotational direction. The second rotational direction is opposite from the first rotational direction.07-12-2012
20120225760MULTI-FUNCTION HANDLE FOR WEIGHT TRAINING MACHINE - A multi-functional handle assembly for an exercise machine includes: a strap arranged in a Figure-8 configuration to form a near loop and a far loop extending in generally opposite directions from a crossing point in the strap; a handle having a cavity formed therethrough, wherein the near loop extends to the near side of the handle and the far loop extends from the far side of the handle, the crossing point of the strap positioned in the cavity; a cushioning cuff attached to the far loop; a bearing member having a slot, wherein portions of the near loop are threaded through the slot, such that the bearing member is slidable relative to the portions of the near loop; and means for attaching the handle assembly to the exercise machine, the means for attaching the handle assembly being attached to the near loop. The handle can be drawn between the bearing member and the cushioning cuff, the strap sliding within the handle, such that the near loop and the far loop change in size with sliding of the handle. Movement of the handle and the bearing member can enable the handle assembly to be used with upper body, triceps extension, and leg/hip exercises.09-06-2012
20100292058MULTI-FUNCTION EXERCISE DEVICE - The present invention is directed to an apparatus allowing a user to get an excellent whole-body work out. The invention includes a frame that has a region for completing a pull up type movement, a region for completing a push up style movement and a region for completing a dip style movement as well as variations of movements within. Additionally the assembled unit may act in a similar fashion to a ballet or balance bar to allow completion of a variety of movements and exercises.11-18-2010
20080261788EXERCISE DEVICE - Various embodiments of the invention are directed towards an exercise device for use with Pilates method exercise and other exercise methods. The exercise device is used either the arms or legs of the user for various exercises. The exercise device improves upon related-art system by allowing users to performing exercises while actively engaging the hands or legs of the device with the device in a manner that remains comfortable during exercises.10-23-2008
20120329622Rehabilitation Exercising Equipment that can Extend a User's Arms - A rehabilitation exercising equipment includes a main frame, a first geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame, a second geared member rotatably mounted on the main frame, a connecting mechanism mounted between the first geared member and the second geared member to connect the first geared member and the second geared member so that the first geared member and the second geared member are movable in concert with each other, and two handlebars secured on the first geared member and the second geared member to rotate in concert with the first geared member and the second geared member respectively. Thus, a user's two hands can hold the handlebars to pivot the two handlebars in two opposite directions by connection of the connecting mechanism so as to achieve an exercising or rehabilitating function.12-27-2012
20110003669TRAINING APPARATUS - A device for use with an exercise apparatus consisting of at least one hanging, length-adjustable and lockable rope (01-06-2011
20110039666EXERCISE DEVICE - Various device and method embodiments for an exercise device are provided. In one such embodiment, the exercise device includes a trolley. The trolley includes at least one peg connected to the trolley, the at least one peg adapted to make contact with at least a portion of a user's foot. The exercise device also includes a shaft supported in an angled position to accommodate the trolley. The trolley is adapted to be pulled along the shaft towards the user by the at least the portion of the user's foot while the user is in a seated position.02-17-2011
20100204026WORKOUT BAR - Preferably, the invention is concerned with a unique “w” shaped exercise bar, a short elongated central shaft that easily comes apart, a pair of hand grip portions disposed on either side of the central shaft, and a pair of removable jump rope handles with adjustable color coded-retractable ropes hidden inside the handles. When together, the bar is ergonomically designed to fit the smaller frames of the age demographic it is intended for (children ages 8 and up), allowing them to perform many exercises in the field of musculoskeletal strengthening, musculoskeletal flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning. When the bar is taken apart and transformed, the individual pieces complete a pair of light weight dumbbells and an adjustable jump rope designed to fit any child's size from 3 ft to 7 ft tall.08-12-2010
20110245051Center pull cable handle apparatus - A center pull cable handle apparatus includes a length of hollow cylindrical steel tube. An outer grip layer is provided on the cylindrical tube. The grip layer and the tube each have a wall opening. A length of aircraft cable having a first cable end extends through the wall opening and is crimped in position inside the steel tube with a cable nut. A connector is provided on an opposite cable end. A length of a soft flexible tubing surrounds the cable between the grip layer and the connector. When a user grasps the handle the first cable end is located inside the grasp of the user and said cable and tubing pass between two fingers of the user.10-06-2011
20120329623STRETCH ASSIST BLOCK - A stretch assist aid for safely and incrementally increasing a user's flexibility while objectively measuring the user's progress.12-27-2012
20120329621Foot, leg, and arm support for exercise - A foot/leg/arm rest that is fully height and width adjustable. In addition, support cups can be positioned over a wide range of fixed angles to accommodate any user. The supports have a wide base that provides strong, firm and stable support for the device when it is used. The invention has two horizontal end members and a central connecting track. Two vertical post supports are positioned in the track and are slidably installed so that they can be positioned at any desired location within the track. In fact, one of the posts can be removed if desired so that only one post is in use. Each post is height adjustable independent of the other. This allows that supports to be positioned at two different levels, if desired. Each post has a support secured to it using a bracket that can be set to a wide range of angles.12-27-2012
20120100971Gyration Type Exercising Device That Can Exercise A User's Body Completely - A gyration type exercising device includes a gyration unit (04-26-2012
20110160025METHOD AND HANDS-FREE APPARATUS FOR MUSCLE ISOLATION DURING WEIGHT LIFTING EXERCISE - An exercise apparatus comprising two adjustable cuffs configured to encircle a user's extremity on either side of an articulated joint, such as the elbow. Each cuff is provided with a connector ring for conveniently connecting a pull line to a weight machine, suspended free weight, or other resistance generating exercise machine. One or both connector rings may be engaged by the pull line. The two connector rings are interconnected by an adjustable-length isolator strap which omits the range of motion of the user's elbow. By isolating arm movement, the apparatus enables isolated exercise of chest, shoulder, or back muscle groups. As hands are not necessary, the apparatus also enables users having a hand or other lower arm infirmity to continue other upper-body muscle exercises.06-30-2011
20130178345Exerciser with Easy-to-Adjust Inelastic Straps - An exerciser includes two straps and a handle mounted to an end of each strap by an adjusting member having a movable rod movable between two positions respectively allowing and not allowing adjustment of the length of the strap. A connecting member is mounted to the other end of each strap. A stop is engaged with an end of an inelastic strap on a suspension member. A retaining ring is engaged with the other end of the inelastic strap. A plurality of rings is fixed to the inelastic strap. The retaining ring is releasably engageable with one of the rings, so that the inelastic strap forms a loop. The connecting member is releasably engaged with one of the rings. The inelastic strap is mounted around a rod or extended through a gap between a door and a door frame, allowing user to perform exercises resisting the weight of the user.07-11-2013
20130184131DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING EXERCISES USING A FREELY ROTATING BALL - Exemplary embodiments of an exercise apparatus and its method of use are provided. An exercise apparatus can be provided having a resilient ball configured to support a weight of a user performing exercises thereon, and a shell member configured to cover at least an upper portion of the resilient ball. The shell member can have an inner surface conforming to an outer surface of the resilient ball. A toroidal member can be provided that can be attached to the shell member and can surround a portion of the resilient ball.07-18-2013
20130095987EXERCISE APPARATUS AND APPAREL - The invention provides an exercise apparatus containing a compressible member, which provides physical instability and improves core muscle development in an exercising person. In addition, the invention provides an article of clothing containing a compressible member or material which provides physical instability to a person performing active or passive exercise.04-18-2013
20130095986MULTI-FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE APPARATUS - The present disclosure generally relates to fitness and exercise mechanisms, specifically manually propelled multi-functional exercise apparatus with versatility to allow a multitude of upper body, lower body and mid-body functional exercises on a single piece of equipment.04-18-2013
20130116099Back strengthening device - A portable back strengthening device 05-09-2013
20090264267Exercise Rod and Exercise Methods - An exercise rod device comprises an elongate, flexible body portion and a pair of grip sections positioned on opposite ends of the rod. At least one of the grip sections is configured to allow a user to grasp an end of the rod when performing exercises. At least one of the grip sections includes indicia associated therewith, the indicia dividing the grip section into at least two distinct force zones, the force zones providing differing force responses when engaged by a user when flexing the rod.10-22-2009
20110275497GYMNASTIC MACHINE - Regulating group for adjusting the initial operating position of an interface associated with a gymnastic machine comprising a frame; a load group connected to the interface through a respective transmission device; a support group designed to carry the interface movable relative to the frame; the regulating group comprising a return device suitable, in use, to define, at the initial operating position, a stop for the movement of the interface relative to the frame; wherein the return device can be connected, in use, to the transmission device through a given coupling, so that to each variation in the initial operating position actuated through the return device corresponds a respective given variation in the operating configuration of the transmission device.11-10-2011
20100285940BODYBUILDING APARATUS - A bodybuilding and/or re-education apparatus that comprises rotating has a crank rotatable with one or both hands for displacing and driving a mechanical assembly with adjustable torque of the stationary bicycle type and for toning all the muscles in a single motion based on the body position of the user. The apparatus includes a crank adjustable to a man's height through a mechanical means mounted on a mechanical assembly from a stationary bicycle. The lever arm of the crank is telescopic and has an adjustable length for making circles with greater or smaller radii. As soon as the operator actuates the crank, whether on the side or facing the mechanism, the rotation axis moves in a continuous manner from A to B or B to A, forcing the operator to constantly change the bearing position of his feet on the ground or on a stand with an inclinable plane. The apparatus can be used in gymnasiums and the home for a major and original bodybuilding contribution.11-11-2010
20130157822ELASTIC ROPE-TYPE ABDOMINAL EXERCISER - An elastic rope-type abdominal exerciser includes a main body, a retractable rod, and a lower cover. The main body includes a bottom board having an insertion hole, an inner pipe at a central portion thereof for the retractable rod to slide thereon, an elastic strip which is transversely connected to two sides of the bottom board, and a pair of sliding axles which are located close to two sides of the inner pipe and above the elastic strip. The retractable rod includes a hook pipe at a front end thereof. The hook pipe has a hook board on an outer wall thereof. The hook pipe is positioned by a screw. The lower cover is coupled to the main body. The lower cover has a slot corresponding in position to the center of the elastic strip. The present invention is simple in configuration and convenient for assembly.06-20-2013
20130157823FUNCTIONAL POWER GRIP - The disclosure includes a variety of functional power grips. An exemplary grip includes a generally elongate handle portion having a gripping surface for a user, and a generally flexible member having a first end and a second end, the generally flexible member having a cross sectional dimension that is substantially the same as the handle portion, wherein the first and second ends of the generally flexible member are attached to first and second ends of the handle portion, the handle portion and generally flexible member cooperating to form a loop, and a coupler disposed about the generally flexible member for attaching the functional power grip to a piece of exercise equipment.06-20-2013
20130123079INTEGRATED PORTABLE EXERCISE DEVICE - The present invention provides an exercise device configured to engage multiple accessory attachments, the device comprising: a top plate; a bottom plate underneath and complementary to the top plate; and a first accessory disk releasably attached to the top plate, the first accessory disk having a member engaging a user for performing exercises, the accessory attachments capable of being configured in various combinations for allowing the user to perform different exercises targeting different muscle groups of the body, thereby to achieve a full body exercise.05-16-2013
20120065036Lower Back Alignment And Decompression Machine - An exercise machine having an elongated base member with first and second ends, a circular padded seat, a spring loaded pedestal having a first end located between the first and second ends of the base member, and a ball and socket located between the circular padded seat and the second end of the spring loaded pedestal to allow the seat to pivot from front to rear and from front to rear. A first telescoping vertical member which is located behind the seat is attached to the first end to the elongated member and a roller having a concave surface is located behind the seat and coupled to the other end of the first telescoping vertical member. A second telescoping vertical member located behind the first telescoping vertical member is attached at one end to the elongated member and at least one harness is coupled to the telescoping part of the second telescoping vertical member.03-15-2012
20120071306PORTABLE MULTIPURPOSE WHOLE BODY EXERCISE DEVICE - A portable multipurpose whole body exercise device which can be used for general fitness, Pilates-type, core strengthening, therapeutic, and rehabilitative exercises as well as stretching and physical therapy and which includes storable accessories that can be withdrawn from storage within the device and subsequently secured to the main tubular portion of the apparatus. The storable accessories can be used for a variety of resistance, stretching, and strength training exercises.03-22-2012
20120094813PHYSICAL EXERCISE APPARATUS - Physical exercise apparatus, comprising a support base, a vertical structure comprising at least one articulated joint, a support frame to which there are coupled a member for association with a user's body, and at least two articulated arms which are connected to said support frame so as to be able to pivot in several directions.04-19-2012

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