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US20120100968A1
US20120100968A1 US13/317,501 US201113317501A US2012100968A1 US 20120100968 A1 US20120100968 A1 US 20120100968A1 US 201113317501 A US201113317501 A US 201113317501A US 2012100968 A1 US2012100968 A1 US 2012100968A1
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Douglas James Wille
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/16Supports for anchoring force-resisters
    • A63B21/1618Supports for anchoring force-resisters on a door or a door frame
    • A63B21/1645Supports for anchoring force-resisters on a door or a door frame for anchoring on a door
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/02Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters
    • A63B21/04Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters attached to static foundation, e.g. a user
    • A63B21/0442Anchored at one end only, the other end being manipulated by the user
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/15Arrangements for force transmissions
    • A63B21/151Using flexible elements for reciprocating movements, e.g. ropes or chains
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/40Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof
    • A63B21/4041Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof characterised by the movements of the interface
    • A63B21/4043Free movement, i.e. the only restriction coming from the resistance
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0002Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements involving an exercising of arms
    • A63B22/001Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements involving an exercising of arms by simultaneously exercising arms and legs, e.g. diagonally in anti-phase
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0025Particular aspects relating to the orientation of movement paths of the limbs relative to the body; Relative relationship between the movements of the limbs
    • A63B2022/0038One foot moving independently from the other, i.e. there is no link between the movements of the feet
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0025Particular aspects relating to the orientation of movement paths of the limbs relative to the body; Relative relationship between the movements of the limbs
    • A63B2022/0041Particular aspects relating to the orientation of movement paths of the limbs relative to the body; Relative relationship between the movements of the limbs one hand moving independently from the other hand, i.e. there is no link between the movements of the hands
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/06User-manipulated weights
    • A63B21/068User-manipulated weights using user's body weight

Abstract

Improved strap type exercising devices comprising an attaching band having an attaching member for attachment to a door knob or the like and two D rings supported by the band together with a pair of straps each extending slidably through a respective one of said D rings and having handles formed at each end of said straps with ankle straps attached to each of said straps adjacent one end thereof, said straps being movable individually or in unison, as desired.

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  • This invention is described in my copending Provisional Application, Ser. No. 61/394,860, filed Oct. 20, 2010 and now ______.
  • FIELD OF INVENTION
  • This invention relates to exercising equipment and is particularly directed to improved equipment for abdominal exercise.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Strap type exercising devices have been known heretofore. However, the prior art strap type exercising device have been intended to hang from a high point, such as the top of a door, and have served for exercising a wide variety body muscles. However, the prior art strap type devices have not served well for floor type exercises or for exercising abdominal muscles or individually exercising arm and leg muscles. Thus, none of the prior art strap type exercising devices have been entirely satisfactory.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY AND OBJECTS OF INVENTION
  • These disadvantages of the prior art are overcome with the present invention and improved strap type exercising devices are proposed which are especially useful for floor type exercises and for strengthening abdominal muscles.
  • These advantages of the present invention are preferably attained by providing improved strap type exercising devices comprising an attaching band having an attaching member for attachment to a door knob or the like and two D rings supported by the band together with a pair of straps each extending slidably through a respective one of said D rings and having handles formed at each end of said straps with ankle straps attached to each of said straps adjacent one end thereof, said straps being movable individually or in unison, as desired, thereby enabling the user to use their muscles to pull their own body weight during exercising.
  • Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide improved exercising equipment.
  • Another object of the present invention is to provide improved strap type exercising equipment.
  • An additional object of the present invention is to provide improved strap type exercising devices are which are especially useful for floor type exercises.
  • A further object of the present invention is to provide improved strap type exercising devices are proposed which are especially useful for floor type exercises and for strengthening abdominal muscles.
  • Another object of the present invention is to provide improved strap type exercising devices comprising an attaching band having two D rings supported by the band together with a pair of straps each extending slidably through a respective one of said D rings and having handles formed at each end of said straps with ankle straps attached to each of said straps adjacent one end thereof, said straps being movable individually or in unison, as desired.
  • A specific object of the present invention is to provide improved strap type exercising devices comprising an attaching band having an attaching member for attachment to a door knob or the like and two D rings supported by the band together with a pair of straps each extending slidably through a respective one of said D rings and having handles formed at each end of said straps with ankle straps attached to each of said straps adjacent one end thereof, said straps being movable individually or in unison, as desired, thereby enabling the user to use their muscles to pull their own body weight during exercising.
  • These and other objects and features of the present invention will be apparent from the following detailed description, taken with reference to the figures of the accompanying drawing.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
  • FIG. 1 is a front view of an exercising device embodying the present invention; and
  • FIG. 2 is an isometric view showing a person using the exercising device of FIG. 1.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • In thar form of the present invention chose for purposes of illustration, FIG. 1 shows an exercising device, indicated generally at 10 comprising an attaching strap 12 having an anchor 14 and a pair of D rings 16 and 18 supported from the anchor 14 by suitable bands 20 and 22. As shown, a pair of inelastic straps 24 and 26 extend slidably through the D rings 16 and 18 and have handles 28, 30, 32 and 34 provided and the ends of the straps 24 and 26. Finally, ankle straps 36 and 38 are provided spaced from the handles 32 and 34. Alternatively, the user could attach the attaching strap 12 to the head of a bed and lie on the bed to perform the exercises. Again, if desired, the attaching strap 12 could be attached to a tree trunk and the user could lie on the ground adjacent the tree to do the exercises. It will be seen that, with the system of the present invention, the user's body parts serve as weights which are pulled by the various muscles.
  • In use, the attaching strap 12 is attached to a suitable fixed member approximately three feet above the exercise surface, such as knob 40 of door 41, and the user 42 lies on the floor with his hands gripping the handles 28 and 30 and his feet extending through the ankle straps 36 and 38 and engaging handles 32 and 34. Since the straps 24 and 26 are freely slideable through the D rings 16 and 18, the straps 24 and 26 may be moved in unison or separately, as desired. This enables the user 42 to perform a wide variety of floor exercise, including those which are especially useful for toning the abdominal muscles. It will be seen that, with the exercising device 10, the user can perform crunches, bent leg tucks, double leg lifts, scissor kicks, bicycle exercises, reverse crunches, wood chops, alternating leg tucks, V-ups, oblique crunches, windshield wipers and numerous other floor exercises. Moreover, if desired, the anchor 14 may be placed above the top of the door 41 to allow the exercise device 10 to be used to perform other exercises, in a manner similar to those of other strap exercise devices. Moreover, when attached to the top of a door, a first exerciser can use one set of straps 24 and a second exerciser can simultaneously perform the same type of exercises using the second set of straps 26.
  • Obviously, if desired, a rope or other attaching means could be used to attach the attaching strap 12 to a tree or other free-standing support. In addition, other variations and modifications can, obviously, be made without departing from the spirit of the present invention. Therefore, it should be clearly understood that the forms of the present invention described above and shown in the figures of the accompanying drawings are illustrative only and are not intended to limit the scope of the present invention.

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1. An exercising device comprising:
an attaching strap supporting supporting a pair of D rings,
a pair of inelastic straps each slidably extending through a respective one of said D rings, and
handles provided at each end of each of said straps.
2. The exercising device of claim 1 further comprising:
ankle straps attached to said straps spaced from the handles adjacent one end of said straps.
3. The exercising device of claim 1 wherein:
said attaching straps comprises a loop and has an anchor connecting the ends of said loop.
4. The exercising device of claim 1 wherein:
said straps may be moved through said D rings in unison or separately, as desired.
5. The exercising device of claim 1 wherein:
said attaching strap may be attached to a door or other stable object.
6. The exercising device of claim 1 wherein:
said attaching strap is secured to a fixed member approximately three feet above the exercise surface.
7. The exercising device of claim 1 wherein:
said attaching strap is secured above the top of a door.
8. The exercising device of claim 1 wherein:
the user's body parts serve as weights which are moved by the various muscles.
9. The exercising device of claim 1 wherein:
when said attaching straps is secured above the top of a door two exercisers can exercise simultaneously on a single exercise device.
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