Title:
Belt with a bar attached
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An exercising belt which has a cylindrical bar attached to it in a right angle for mounting conventional weight plates with 1″ or 2″ caliber mounting holes in their center, which are the standard weight plate sizes currently sold in the market place. The purpose of the belt is to facilitate weight training by attaching weight plates to different body parts as: legs (leg raises, leg extension and flexion), chest (abdominal crunches, back extension), and waist (pull ups, dips).



Inventors:
Faygenov, Aaron (Brea, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/161796
Publication Date:
12/11/2003
Filing Date:
06/05/2002
Assignee:
FAYGENOV AARON
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B21/065; (IPC1-7): A63B23/14; A63B23/16
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Primary Examiner:
HWANG, VICTOR KENNY
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Aaron Faygenov (303 Calico CT., Brea, CA, 92821, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A belt comprising of: a. flexible material b. fastening means c. a bar d. securing means

2. said bar of claim 1 is fastened to said belt of claim 1 by fastening means of of claim 1. Whereby said belt of claim 1 can be attached to different human's body parts: Then, conventional predetermined weight plates can be mounted to said bar of claim 1 and secured to it by securing means of claim 1. Then, said belt of claim 1 can facilitate exercising by providing weight resistance at the time of exercising.

Description:

BACKGROUND FIELD OF INVENTION

[0001] This invention relates to fitness apparatus. It specifically relates to belts to which weights can be mounted. The belt can attached to a human's body for the purpose of exercising.

BACKGROUND DESCRIPTION OF PRIOR ART

[0002] There are several weight belts currently offered in the market place.

[0003] Both Engelander (U.S. Pat. No. 5,076,575) and Moschetti (U.S. Pat. No. 5,106,082) offer belts on which lead weights can be attached. The short comings of the cited references as well as all other prior art is that they all require belt specifically shaped weights to be mounted to those belts, which limits the versatility as well as the weight capacity of those belts to relatively light weights.

[0004] Other weight belts are filled with water or sand, and have the same short comings of the weight mounted belts in the market place.

[0005] The invention of this application is set to offer a belt which overcomes the limitations of the prior art as well as offers a belt that is less expensive to manufacture and less expensive to own.

OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES

[0006] The belt of this application has a cylindrical bar attached to it in a right angle. The diameter of the bar is designed so that conventional weight plates used around the world can be mounted to it. That eliminates the need for belt specific weights or fillers as sand or water currently required by all prior art. It will be less costly to use because the consumer will not have to purchase specific weight plates for the belt. Rather, they can use conventional weight plates they currently use with any other exercising bars and bar bells. Another advantage of this invention is that it allows mounting to it much heavier weights than the prior art permits.

[0007] Finally, the belt of this invention is less expensive to manufacture than the prior art, which requires special compartments or attachments for the weight plates, sand, or water as well as special weights plates or any other weight means. The belt of this application requires less material and considerably less labor than the prior art due to its simpler design. It also eliminates the need to provide any weights with the belt, which contributes to the lower manufacturing costs. Finally, it is less expensive to own because the consumer can utilize existing weight plates, universally used with other bar, rather than purchasing additional weights, which can be only used with the belt, as is the with the prior art.

DRAWING FIGURES

[0008] FIG. 1 shows the belt with a bar attached of this application.

REFERENCE NUMERALS IN DRAWINGS

[0009] 10 belt

[0010] 12 cylindrical bar

[0011] 14 hole

[0012] 16 rivet

[0013] 18 securing ring

[0014] 20 buckle

[0015] Description FIG. 1

[0016] A belt (10) with a buckle (20) has a cylindrical bar (12) fastened to it in a right angle by a rivet (16) inserted through the belt (10) and through a hole (14) in the base of the cylindrical bar (12).

[0017] Operation FIG. 1

[0018] A belt (10) is placed on many human's body part as the chest, waist, or legs, and secured to the body part with a buckle (20). Predetermined and conventional weight plates with a hole in their center are inserted on the cylindrical bar (12), and secured to it with a securing ring (18). Then, the user can perform a variety of exercises as leg raises, sit ups, dips, and pull ups with discretionary added weight resistance attached to their body.

SUMMERY, RAMIFICATIONS, AND SCOPE

[0019] Accordingly, the belt with a bar attached of this invention provides an exercise apparatus which can be attached to different human's body parts, and loaded up with conventional and universal weight plates in order to perform a wide variety of exercises.

[0020] Unlike the prior art, heavy weights can be mounted to the belt of this invention, and it utilizes predetermined, conventional weight plates readily available in many retail outlets and fitness facilities around the world.

[0021] The drawings show the preferred embodiment of this invention, but it is not limited to it. The bar may be cylindrical or of any other shape. The bar may be permanently fastened or molded to the belt or interchangeable with others of different caliber or shape in order to allow mounting weight plates with holes of various caliber or shape to it.

[0022] Thus, the scope of this invention should be determined by the appended claims and their legal equivalents, rather then by the examples given.