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US3904198A
US3904198A US46327474A US3904198A US 3904198 A US3904198 A US 3904198A US 46327474 A US46327474 A US 46327474A US 3904198 A US3904198 A US 3904198A
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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
    • A63B21/06User-manipulated weights
    • A63B21/072Dumb-bells, bar-bells or the like, e.g. weight discs having an integral peripheral handle
    • A63B21/0728Dumb-bells, bar-bells or the like, e.g. weight discs having an integral peripheral handle with means for fixing weights on bars, i.e. fixing olympic discs or bumper plates on bar-bells or dumb-bells
    • 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
    • A63B21/072Dumb-bells, bar-bells or the like, e.g. weight discs having an integral peripheral handle
    • A63B21/0724Bar-bells; Hand bars
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T74/00Machine element or mechanism
    • Y10T74/20Control lever and linkage systems
    • Y10T74/20576Elements
    • Y10T74/20732Handles
    • Y10T74/2078Handle bars
    • Y10T74/20828Handholds and grips

Abstract

An exercise bar including a pair of dependent shafts at it''s opposite ends with each shaft being threaded to receive weight plates thereon. Hand grips comprising a pair of freely rotatable members are positioned on the bar adjacent opposite ends thereof to permit the weights to move in a complete circle around the bar while performing various exercises such as overhead lift from floor, forward curl, reverse curl, kneebends, shoulder press, and the like.

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United States Patent n 1 Jones Sept. 9, 1975 [5 EXERCISE BAR 147mm 5/1949 Harvey 272/84 3,305,234 2 I967 Cl' t'l. 272 84 [76] Inventor: Russell P. Jones, 6059 Bradshaw 3 468 534 H 272; Sacramemm Culifv 95826 3756597 9/1973 Monti 272/8l (22] Filed: Apr. 23, 1974 Primary ExuminerPaul E. Shapiro [2 [1 Appl' 463274 Attorney, Agent, or FirmBlair & Brown [52] US. Cl. 272/8l; 74/5519; 272/84 57] ABSTRACT [5| 1 f CL- A63B 13/00; A638 2 H22 An exercise bar including a pair of dependent shafts at {58] Field of Search 272/84 XL 79 R; d h h h f h I d 74/55] 9 its opposite en 5 Mt eac s at ing t reade to receive wei ht lates thereon. Hand ri s com risin g P g P P g a pair of freely rotatable members are positioned on [56] References the bar adjacent opposite ends thereof to permit the UNITED STATES PATENTS weights to move in a complete circle around the bar 460.270 /1 91 som r y 272/84 while performing various exercises such as overhead 533350 W Perkins 272/34 lift from floor, forward curl, reverse curl, kneebends, 793.!0! 6/1905 Schmidt i. 272/84 Shoulder press. and the like [270.034 6/[918 Krudop v i i v 272/84 1.645.457 IU/l927 Schall 272/84 X 1 Claim, 4 Drawing Figures PATENTED 35F 9 I975 FIG. .1.

FIG. 2.

EXERCISE BAR BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to an exercise bar of the type including interchangeable weights.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The exercise bar of the instant invention includes an elongate bar having a pair of depending shafts rigidly secured thereto in spaced parallel relation adjacent the opposite ends of the exercise bar. The shafts are threaded to receive weights which are secured to the shafts by washers and nuts. Clearly rotatable hand grips are positioned on the bar adjacent opposite ends thereof to permit the bar to be used with the weights being swung in a complete circle while performing various exercises such as overhead lift from the floor, forward curl. reverse curl. kneebends, shoulder press and the like.

The primary object of the invention is to provide an exercise bar having interchangeable weights which can be swung around the bar while performing exercises with the bar.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent in the following specification when considered in light of the attached drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG, 1 is a top plan view of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a front elevation of the invention;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view, taken along the line 33 of FIG. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows; and

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view, taken along the 44 of FIG, I, looking in the direction of the arrows.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures. the reference numeral IO indicates generally an exercise bar constructed in accordance with the invention,

The exercise bar includes an elongate generally cylindrical member 1 I provided with a pair ofgenerally cylindrical freely rotatable hand grips I2 adjacent the opposite ends of the member ll. At each end of each of the hand grips 12 the member I1 is provided with a circumferential groove 13 in which is sitted a spring retaining split ring 14 to maintain the cylindrical handle 12 in its correct position on the member 11.

A vertical shaft 15 has a threaded end 16 thereof threaded through a threaded bore 17 in the member I I. The shafts 15 are positioned adjacent opposite ends of the member 11 and are arranged in spaced apart parallel relation. The lower end portion of the shaft I5 is threaded at 18 and a pair of nuts 19 are threaded thereon in spaced apart relation to grip a plurality of weights 20 therebetween with the aid of washers 21.

The weights 20 may be removed and replaced with weights of a different number or different total weight as desired.

In the use and operation of the invention the user grasps the hand grips 12 then by swinging the member 11 causes the Weights 20 to rotate about the member 1] with the member 11 turning in the hand grips l2. With the rotational motion continued the user then moves the member 11 through any of various exercises such as overhead lifts from floor, forward curl. reverse curl. kneebends, shoulder press and the like. The motion of the weights and the member produced in this manner provides an unique exercise and strengthens the muscles involved more quickly than the simple lifting of weight would provide.

Having thus described the preferred embodiment of the invention it should be understood that numerous structural modifications and adaptations may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

I. An exercise apparatus including an elongate generally cylindrical bar, a pair of freely rotatable hand grips mounted in spaced apart relation on said bar adjacent opposite ends thereof, circumferential grooves in said bar at each end of each said hand grips, retainer rings seated in each of said grooves for securing said hand grips against longitudinal movement along said bar, a weight support threaded shafts threaded into each end portion of said bar between the end of said bar and the adjacent hand grip and extending perpendicularly to said bar, weights on said threaded shafts and opposed nuts on each of said threaded shafts detachably securing said weights on said threaded shafts.

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1. An exercise apparatus including an elongate generally cylindrical bar, a pair of freely rotatable hand grips mounted in spaced apart relation on said bar adjacent opposite ends thereof, circumferential grooves in said bar at each end of each said hand grips, retainer rings seated in each of said grooves for securing said hand grips against longitudinal movement along said bar, a weight support threaded shafts threaded into each end portion of said bar between the end of said bar and the adjacent hand grip and extending perpendicularly to said bar, weights on said threaded shafts and opposed nuts on each of said threaded shafts detachably securing said weights on said threaded shafts.
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US4043553A (en) * 1976-01-23 1977-08-23 Consumer Publishing Company, Inc. Eccentric rotatable weight exercising device
US4361324A (en) * 1978-10-10 1982-11-30 Baroi Stephan I Apparatus for physical culture and physiotherapy
US4513963A (en) * 1983-02-09 1985-04-30 Nelson Bradley B Weighted exercising device
US4531729A (en) * 1983-03-18 1985-07-30 Fitness Products, Inc. Exercise bar
US4585229A (en) * 1984-07-23 1986-04-29 Brasher Tallie J Exercising apparatus
US4618142A (en) * 1985-01-22 1986-10-21 Jog & Lift Development Co. Jumprope apparatus having weighted bar
US4641836A (en) * 1985-06-28 1987-02-10 Clifton Orville J Weight lifting apparatus for exercising the triceps
US4743018A (en) * 1986-10-03 1988-05-10 Eckler Christopher W Offset rotatable handle members for exercising apparatus
US4749188A (en) * 1987-06-02 1988-06-07 Montgomery Calvin W Safety weight bar assembly
US4756526A (en) * 1985-06-03 1988-07-12 Progressive Health And Fitness Exercise device
US4787623A (en) * 1986-11-06 1988-11-29 Larry Cedar Aerobic exercise device
US4844448A (en) * 1987-09-02 1989-07-04 Niznik Michael D Stand up exerciser
US5078392A (en) * 1990-12-10 1992-01-07 Kracht James F Weight lifting bar apparatus with rotatable sleeve element
US5088725A (en) * 1990-09-10 1992-02-18 Arnold Gene W Exercise devices
US5254063A (en) * 1991-10-31 1993-10-19 House Jr Hugh A Barbell with eccentric weights
US5273509A (en) * 1991-07-30 1993-12-28 Vittone Larry W Handle for exercise machines
US5346448A (en) * 1993-05-04 1994-09-13 Sollo Robert E Free weight lifting system
US5403256A (en) * 1993-11-05 1995-04-04 Squires; Bernardo Z. Aerobic apparatus
US5478312A (en) * 1993-09-02 1995-12-26 Weissbuch; Sanford S. Hand held aquatic exercising device
US5725461A (en) * 1996-02-16 1998-03-10 Bogard, Ii; Wayne M. Weight lifting apparatus
US5775756A (en) * 1996-04-03 1998-07-07 Rozenich; Robert Secure gripping system
US5984843A (en) * 1997-01-10 1999-11-16 Morton; Lee Robert Free standing safety barbell
US20040063553A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2004-04-01 Darrin Viscount Weight lifting apparatus
US6896645B1 (en) * 2001-05-10 2005-05-24 Mark A. Krull Exercise resistance methods and apparatus
US20100087297A1 (en) * 2008-10-06 2010-04-08 Nobuaki Kanaoka Dumbbell
US20110190100A1 (en) * 2009-12-04 2011-08-04 Shanghai University Of Sport Dumbbell Having Adjustable Inertial Resistance Load Characteristic
US20110251030A1 (en) * 2010-04-07 2011-10-13 Daniel Lee Pfitzer Exercise device
US20130190145A1 (en) * 2011-07-07 2013-07-25 David A. Kugielsky Dynamic Weight Training Apparatus
USD734407S1 (en) 2014-08-06 2015-07-14 Venice Gravity Worx, Inc. Pair of barbell collars
US20150196793A1 (en) * 2014-01-13 2015-07-16 Andrew Gavigan Syn rings for dynamic weight suspension
US9375601B2 (en) 2014-06-02 2016-06-28 Edge Prototype LLC Exercise lifting bar with translating hand grips
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US3305234A (en) * 1964-12-22 1967-02-21 Newman Dukes & Cline Inc Weight securing means on a bar bell assembly
US3468534A (en) * 1967-11-28 1969-09-23 John A Donato Exercise bar having revolvable arms
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US1270034A (en) * 1918-03-09 1918-06-18 Donald G Krudop Bar-bell.
US1645457A (en) * 1926-09-22 1927-10-11 Myron R Schall Set-screwless collar
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US3468534A (en) * 1967-11-28 1969-09-23 John A Donato Exercise bar having revolvable arms
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US4043553A (en) * 1976-01-23 1977-08-23 Consumer Publishing Company, Inc. Eccentric rotatable weight exercising device
US4361324A (en) * 1978-10-10 1982-11-30 Baroi Stephan I Apparatus for physical culture and physiotherapy
US4513963A (en) * 1983-02-09 1985-04-30 Nelson Bradley B Weighted exercising device
US4531729A (en) * 1983-03-18 1985-07-30 Fitness Products, Inc. Exercise bar
US4585229A (en) * 1984-07-23 1986-04-29 Brasher Tallie J Exercising apparatus
US4618142A (en) * 1985-01-22 1986-10-21 Jog & Lift Development Co. Jumprope apparatus having weighted bar
US4756526A (en) * 1985-06-03 1988-07-12 Progressive Health And Fitness Exercise device
US4641836A (en) * 1985-06-28 1987-02-10 Clifton Orville J Weight lifting apparatus for exercising the triceps
US4743018A (en) * 1986-10-03 1988-05-10 Eckler Christopher W Offset rotatable handle members for exercising apparatus
US4787623A (en) * 1986-11-06 1988-11-29 Larry Cedar Aerobic exercise device
US4749188A (en) * 1987-06-02 1988-06-07 Montgomery Calvin W Safety weight bar assembly
WO1988009686A1 (en) * 1987-06-02 1988-12-15 Montgomery Calvin W Safety weight bar assembly
US4844448A (en) * 1987-09-02 1989-07-04 Niznik Michael D Stand up exerciser
US5088725A (en) * 1990-09-10 1992-02-18 Arnold Gene W Exercise devices
US5078392A (en) * 1990-12-10 1992-01-07 Kracht James F Weight lifting bar apparatus with rotatable sleeve element
US5273509A (en) * 1991-07-30 1993-12-28 Vittone Larry W Handle for exercise machines
US5254063A (en) * 1991-10-31 1993-10-19 House Jr Hugh A Barbell with eccentric weights
US5346448A (en) * 1993-05-04 1994-09-13 Sollo Robert E Free weight lifting system
US5478312A (en) * 1993-09-02 1995-12-26 Weissbuch; Sanford S. Hand held aquatic exercising device
US5403256A (en) * 1993-11-05 1995-04-04 Squires; Bernardo Z. Aerobic apparatus
US5725461A (en) * 1996-02-16 1998-03-10 Bogard, Ii; Wayne M. Weight lifting apparatus
US5775756A (en) * 1996-04-03 1998-07-07 Rozenich; Robert Secure gripping system
US5984843A (en) * 1997-01-10 1999-11-16 Morton; Lee Robert Free standing safety barbell
US6896645B1 (en) * 2001-05-10 2005-05-24 Mark A. Krull Exercise resistance methods and apparatus
US20040063553A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2004-04-01 Darrin Viscount Weight lifting apparatus
US20100087297A1 (en) * 2008-10-06 2010-04-08 Nobuaki Kanaoka Dumbbell
US8241189B2 (en) * 2008-10-06 2012-08-14 Nobuaki Kanaoka Dumbbell
US20110190100A1 (en) * 2009-12-04 2011-08-04 Shanghai University Of Sport Dumbbell Having Adjustable Inertial Resistance Load Characteristic
US8251878B2 (en) * 2009-12-04 2012-08-28 Shanghai University Of Sport Dumbbell having adjustable inertial resistance load characteristic
US8870717B2 (en) * 2010-04-07 2014-10-28 Fitness Stability Dynamics, Llc Exercise device
US20110251030A1 (en) * 2010-04-07 2011-10-13 Daniel Lee Pfitzer Exercise device
US20130190145A1 (en) * 2011-07-07 2013-07-25 David A. Kugielsky Dynamic Weight Training Apparatus
US9504869B2 (en) * 2014-01-13 2016-11-29 Andrew Gavigan Syn rings for dynamic weight suspension
US20150196793A1 (en) * 2014-01-13 2015-07-16 Andrew Gavigan Syn rings for dynamic weight suspension
US9375601B2 (en) 2014-06-02 2016-06-28 Edge Prototype LLC Exercise lifting bar with translating hand grips
USD748211S1 (en) 2014-08-06 2016-01-26 Venice Gravity Worx, Inc. Pair of barbell collars
USD748212S1 (en) 2014-08-06 2016-01-26 Venice Gravity Worx, Inc. Pair of barbell collars
USD734407S1 (en) 2014-08-06 2015-07-14 Venice Gravity Worx, Inc. Pair of barbell collars
US20160279461A1 (en) * 2015-03-27 2016-09-29 Victor A. Morales Barbell
US9782620B2 (en) * 2015-03-27 2017-10-10 Victor A. Morales Barbell

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