Title:
Method for exercise training with a club
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A method for exercise training with a club is utilized by a user during one or more exercises. The exercises relate to martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training and/or exercise training. The method utilizes the club to isolate a first muscle of the user from a second muscle of the user. The method prevents the first muscle or the second muscle from moving during the exercise training. The method provides support and stability to the user during the exercise training. The method allows the user to utilize the club to assist the first muscle or the second muscle during the exercise training.



Inventors:
Zuravel, Vladimir (Chicago, IL, US)
Snower, Bradley (Chicago, IL, US)
Application Number:
11/070644
Publication Date:
09/07/2006
Filing Date:
03/02/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
482/91
International Classes:
A63B21/002; A63B23/00
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Primary Examiner:
BAKER, LORI LYNN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BRADLEY SNOWER (6933 N. KEDZIE AVENUE APT 809, CHICAGO, IL, 60645, US)
Claims:
We claim:

1. A method for exercise training on a surface wherein a body of a user has a first muscle and a second muscle and further wherein a plurality of exercises are performed during the exercise training wherein the second muscle of the body of the user is utilized during the exercise training, the method comprising the steps of: providing a club having a length defined between a first end and a second end wherein the first end is opposite to the second end and further wherein the club is flexible such that the club bends along the length of the club; restricting the first muscle from a first movement wherein the club prevents the first movement of the first muscle during the exercise training; and allowing the second muscle to move through a range of motion wherein the club enables the second muscle to accomplish a second movement through the range of motion.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the club is a golf club.

3. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of: providing an instruction for the exercise training.

4. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of: stabilizing the user with the club during the exercise training.

5. The method of claim 1 wherein the exercise training is one of martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training or massaging the body of the user.

6. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of: utilizing the first muscle to accomplish the second movement of the second muscle.

7. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of: abutting the second end of the club against the surface during the exercise training.

8. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of: grasping the first end of the club during the exercise training.

9. A method for a user to perform exercise training wherein a body of the user has a first muscle and a second muscle and further wherein the exercise training has a first exercise and a second exercise, the method comprising the steps of: providing a club having a uniform shaft defined between a first end and a second end wherein the second end is opposite to the first end and further wherein the shaft is flexible; isolating the first muscle from the second muscle with the club wherein the club restricts a first movement of the first muscle or a second movement of the second muscle; utilizing the club for stability during the exercise training; moving the second muscle to perform the first exercise wherein the club prevents the first movement of the first muscle during the first exercise; and moving the first muscle to perform the second exercise wherein the club prevents the second movement of the second muscle during the second exercise.

10. The method of claim 9 further comprising the step of: positioning the first muscle adjacent to the first end of the club and the second muscle adjacent to the second end of the club.

11. The method of claim 9 further comprising the step of: providing an instruction for the exercise training.

12. The method of claim 9 wherein the exercise training is one of martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training or massaging the body of the user.

13. The method of claim 9 further comprising the step of: utilizing the club for balance during the exercise training.

14. The method of claim 9 further comprising the step of: grasping the shaft of the club during the exercise training.

15. The method of claim 9 wherein the club is a golf club.

16. A method for exercise training wherein the exercise training is martial arts training with a first user and a second user wherein the first user has a first body and a first muscle and further wherein the second user has a second body, the method comprising the steps of: providing a golf club having a head and a handle wherein the handle is opposite to the head and further wherein a shaft connects the head to the handle; grasping the head of the golf club; utilizing the first muscle of the first user to control the club; and terminating an attack on the first user by the second user wherein the golf club prevents the second user from striking the first body of the first user.

17. The method of claim 16 further comprising the step of: grabbing the second body of the second user with the golf club.

18. The method of claim 16 further comprising the step of: striking the second body of the second user with the golf club.

19. The method of claim 16 further comprising the step of: blocking the attack by the second user with the golf club.

20. The method of claim 16 further comprising the step of: massaging the first body of the first user with the golf club.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention generally relates to a method for exercise training with a club. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method for exercise training with a flexible club. The exercise training may move, may activate, may utilize and/or may stretch one or more muscles of a body of a user. The exercise training may include, for example, martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training and/or the like. A shaft of the club may be flexible and/or may allow the club to be utilized during the exercise training. The club may support, may aid and/or may assist the user and/or one or more muscles of the body of the user during the exercise training.

It is generally known that a user may exercise to maintain and/or to improve a physical condition, a mental condition and/or an overall wellness of the user. The overall wellness of the user may include both the physical condition and the mental condition of the user. Further, the training may include one or more exercises relating to martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training, and/or the like. The user may perform one or more exercises relating to the exercise training, the martial arts training, the weight training, the flexibility training, the cardiovascular training, the aerobic training and/or the resistance training. One or more exercises may maintain and/or may improve the physical condition, the mental condition and/or the overall wellness of the user.

The physical condition of the user may relate to a body of the user or a system of the body of the user, such as, for example, a respitory system, a circulatory system, a metabolic system, a skeletal system, a muscular system, a nervous system and/or the like. The mental condition of the user may be affected by a disorder, such as, stress, fatigue, alertness, depression, grief and/or the like. The physical condition and/or the mental condition of the user may be affected by the disorder and/or a disability caused from, for example, an illness, a disease, an ailment, a sickness, an affliction, aging and/or the like.

The exercise training may stabilize, may reduce and/or may minimize effects of the disorder and/or the disability of the physical condition and/or the mental condition of the user. Additionally, the exercise training may maintain and/or may increase a physical ability of the user, such as, for example, reflex, flexibility, endurance, coordination and/or the like. As a result, the overall wellness of the user may increase or may be maintained by one or more exercises of the exercise training.

A need, therefore, exists for a method for exercise training with a club which may allow the user to perform exercise training and/or martial arts training required to maintain and/or to improve the physical condition, the mental condition and/or the overall wellness of the user. Additionally, a need exists for a method for exercise training with a club which may support and/or may aid the user during one or more exercises of the exercise training. Further, a need exists for a method for exercise training with a club which may have a shaft which may be flexible and which may allow a first end of the shaft to bend inward with respect to a second end of the shaft. Still further, a need exists for a method for exercise training with a club which may exercise, may activate and/or may stretch one or more muscles of the body of the user. Moreover, a need exists for a method for exercise training with a club which may allow a user to utilize the club during one or more exercises of the exercise training to stabilize, to reduce and/or to minimize the effects of a disorder and/or a disability on the physical condition and/or the mental condition of the user.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention generally relates to a method for exercise training with a club. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method for the exercise training with a flexible club. The club may be utilized by a user to support and/or to aid the user during one or more exercises relating to the exercise training. The club may have a first end, a second end which may be opposite to the first end and/or a shaft which may connect the first end to the second end. The shaft of the club may be flexible and/or resilient and/or may allow the first end of the club to bend inward with respect to the second end of the club. The club may bend along the shaft of the club. The user may utilize the club during one or more exercises to stabilize, to maintain and/or to reduce the effects of a disorder and/or a disability of the user. As a result, the club may allow the user to maintain and/or to improve a physical condition, a mental condition and/or an overall wellness of the user.

To this end, in an embodiment of the present invention, a method for exercise training on a surface wherein a body of a user has a first muscle and a second muscle and further wherein a plurality of exercises are performed during the exercise training wherein the second muscle of the body of the user is utilized during the exercise training is provided. The method has the step of providing a club having a length defined between a first end and a second end wherein the first end is opposite to the second end and further wherein the club is flexible such that the club bends along the length of the club. Further, the method has the step of restricting the first muscle from a first movement wherein the club prevents the first movement of the first muscle during the exercise training. Moreover, the method has the step of allowing the second muscle to move through a range of motion wherein the club enables the second muscle to accomplish a second movement through the range of motion.

In an embodiment, the club is a golf club.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of providing an instruction for the exercise training.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of stabilizing the user with the club during the exercise training.

In an embodiment, the exercise training is one

of martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training or massaging the body of the user.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of utilizing the first muscle to accomplish the second movement of the second muscle.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of abutting the second end of the club against the surface during the exercise training.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of grasping the first end of the club during the exercise training.

In another embodiment of the present invention, a method for a user to perform exercise training wherein a body of the user has a first muscle and a second muscle and further wherein the exercise training has a first exercise and a second exercise is provided. The method has the steps of providing a club having a uniform shaft defined between a first end and a second end wherein the second end is opposite to the first end and further wherein the shaft is flexible. Further, the method has the step of isolating the first muscle from the second muscle with the club wherein the club restricts a first movement of the first muscle or a second movement of the second muscle. Still further, the method has the step of utilizing the club for stability during the exercise training. Moreover, the method has the steps of moving the second muscle to perform the first exercise wherein the club prevents the first movement of the first muscle during the first exercise and moving the first muscle to perform the second exercise wherein the club prevents the second movement of the second muscle during the second exercise.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of positioning the first muscle adjacent to the first end of the club and the second muscle adjacent to the second end of the club.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of providing an instruction for the exercise training.

In an embodiment, the exercise training is one of martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training or massaging the body of the user.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of utilizing the club for balance during the exercise training.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of grasping the shaft of the club during the exercise training.

In an embodiment, the club is a golf club.

In another embodiment of the present invention, a method for exercise training wherein the exercise training is martial arts training with a first user and a second user wherein the first user has a first body and a first muscle and further wherein the second user has a second body. The method has the step of providing a golf club having a head and a handle wherein the handle is opposite to the head and further wherein a shaft connects the head to the handle. Further, the method has the step of grasping the head of the golf club and utilizing the first muscle of the first user to control the club. Moreover, the method has the step of terminating an attack on the first user by the second user wherein the golf club prevents the second user from striking the first body of the first user.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of grabbing the second body of the second user with the golf club.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of striking the second body of the second user with the golf club.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of blocking the attack by the second user with the golf club.

In an embodiment, the method has the step of massaging the first body of the first user with the golf club.

It is, therefore, an advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which provides a club to assist and/or to support a user during the exercise training.

Another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which provides a club which is flexible to aid, to support and/or to balance a user during one or more exercises.

And, another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which provides a club having a handle for a user to hold and/or to manipulate the club during one or more exercises.

Yet another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which provides a club having an end which is weighted to assist, to support and/or to aid a user during one or more exercises.

A further advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which provides a club having a stiffness to support a user during the exercise training.

Moreover, an advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which provides a club to aid a user during walking and/or hiking.

And, another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which provides a club having an end to create friction between the end of the club and a surface.

Yet another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which provides a club which is light weight.

Another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which allows a user with a disability and/or a disorder to perform exercise training.

Yet another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which allows a user with or without a disability and/or a disorder to perform weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training and/or the like.

A still further advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which allows a user to perform one or more exercises with the club to maintain and/or to increase an overall wellness of the user.

Moreover, an advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which allows a user with a disability and/or a disorder to stabilize, to maintain and/or to reduce the effects of the disability and/or the disorder on a physical condition and/or a mental condition of the user.

And, another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which allows a body of the user to be stretched and/or to be manipulated during the exercise training.

Yet another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which utilizes the club to performing movements for self defense, for attack and/or for counter-attack.

Another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which utilizes the club to perform movements of a martial art.

Yet another advantage of the present invention is to provide a method for exercise training with a club which exercises, moves, activates and/or stretches one or more muscles of a body of a user.

Additional features and advantages of the present invention are described in, and will be apparent from, the detailed description of the presently preferred embodiments and from the drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1A illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 1B illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 1A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 1C illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 1A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3A illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3B illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 3A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6A illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6B illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 6B with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 7 illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 8A illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 8B illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 8A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 9A illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 9B illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 9A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 10A illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 10B illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 10A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 11A illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 11B illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 11A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 11C illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 11A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 12A illustrates a perspective view of a user performing an exercise with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 12B illustrates a perspective view of a user performing the exercise of FIG. 12A with a club in an embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENTLY PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The present invention generally relates to a method for exercise training with a club. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method for the exercise training with a flexible club. The exercise training may exercise, may activate and/or may stretch one or more muscles of a body of a user. The exercise training may include, for example, martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training, walking and/or the like. The flexibility training may allow, for example, muscles, ligaments and tendons to be exercised, to be activated and/or to be moved through a range of motion without injury.

The exercise training may include physical training, such as, for example, the martial arts training, weight training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aerobic training, resistance training and/or the like. The cardiovascular training may increase movement of blood and/or oxygen throughout the body of a user 10. The weight training, the cardiovascular training and/or the aerobic training, for example, may exercise heart muscles, may fill lungs with air and/or may keep blood vessel walls flexible. The aerobic training may burn fat throughout the body of the user 10. The resisting training may exercise and/or may move a muscle through a range of motion while a resistance may be applied against the range of motion.

The exercise training may include one or more exercises. Further, the exercise training may include one or more exercises relating to the martial arts training, the weight training, the flexibility training, the cardiovascular training, the aerobic training and/or the resistance training. Moreover, the exercise training may combine one or more exercises from the martial arts training, the weight training, the flexibility training, the cardiovascular training, the aerobic training and/or the resistance training. It should be understood that the exercise training may be any physical training known to one having ordinary skilled in the art.

As illustrated by FIGS. 1A, 1B and 1C, the user 10 may have a head 12, neck muscles 14, first shoulder muscles 16a, second shoulder muscles 16b, upper back muscles 18, lower back muscles 20 and/or chest muscles 22. The first shoulder muscles 16a may be opposite to the second shoulder muscles 16b. The neck muscles 14 may have, for example, a trapezius muscle, a sternocleidomastoid muscle, a omohyoid muscle and/or a sternohoid muscle. The shoulder muscles 16a, 16b may have a deltoid muscle. The upper back muscles 18 may include, for example, an infraspinatus muscle, a teres minor muscle, a teres major muscle and/or a latissimus dorsi muscle. The lower back muscles 20 may have, for example, a gluteus medius muscle, a gluteus maximus muscle, a tensor fasciae latae muscle and/or an iliotibial tract muscle. The chest muscles 22 may have, for example, a pectoralis major muscle and a serratus anterior muscle.

The user 10 may have abdomen muscles 24, first upper leg muscles 26a, second upper leg muscles 26b, first lower leg muscles 28a, second lower leg muscles 28b, a first foot 30a and/or a second foot 30b as illustrated in FIGS. 2, 3A, 3B and 4. The abdomen muscles 24 may have, for example, an external oblique muscle and a rectus abdominis muscle. The upper leg muscles 26a, 26b may have, for example, a pectineus muscle, an adductor longus muscle, an adductor magnus muscle, a gracilis muscle, a sartorius muscle, a rectus femoris muscle, a vastus medialis muscle, a vastus lateralis muscle, a semitendinosus muscle, a gracilis muscle, a semimembranosus muscle, a vastus lateralis muscle, a sartorius muscle and/or a bicep femoris muscle. The lower leg muscles 28a, 28b may have, for example, a gastrocnemius muscle, a tendo calcaneus muscle, a peroneus longus muscle, a tibialis anterior muscle, a soleus muscle, a flexor halicis longus muscle and/or an extersor digitorum longus muscle.

As illustrated in FIGS. 4, 5, 7 and 8B, the user 10 may have a first leg 44a which may have the first upper leg muscles 26a and the first lower leg muscles 28a. The user 10 may have a first knee 46a which may be located between the first upper leg muscles 26a and the first lower leg muscles 28a of the user 10. The user 10 may have a second leg 44b which may have the second upper leg muscles 26b and the second lower leg muscles 28b. The user 10 may have a second knee 46b which may be located between the second upper leg muscles 26b and the second lower leg muscles 28b of the user 10. The user 10 may have hips 48 located between the legs 44a, 44b, the lower back muscles and the abdomen muscles 24.

The user 10 may have first arm muscles 32a, second arm muscles 32b, first forearm muscles 34a, second forearm muscles 34b, first hand muscles 36a and/or second hand muscles 36b as illustrated in FIGS. 1A, 1B, 1C, 11A, 11B and 11C. The arm muscles 32a, 32b may have, for example, a bicep muscle, a brachialus muscle and/or a tricep muscle. The forearm muscles 34a, 34b may have, for example, an extensor carpi radialis longus muscle, a flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, an extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle, an extensor digitorum muscle, an extensor carpi ulnaris muscle, an abductor pollids longus muscle, a brachioradialus muscle, a pronator teres muscle, a flexor carpi radialus muscle, a palmaris longus muscle, a flexor digitorum superficialus muscle and/or an extensor pollicis brevis muscle. The hand muscles may have thenar muscles.

As illustrated in FIGS. 1A, 1B, 1C, 6A and 6B. The user 10 may have a first arm 40a which may have the first arm muscles 32a and the first forearm muscles 34a of the user 10. The user 10 may have a second arm 40b which may have the second arm muscles 32b and the second forearm muscles 34b of the user 10. The user 10 may have a first elbow 42a which may be located between the first arm muscles 32a and the first forearm muscles 34a of the user 10. The user 10 may have a second elbow 42b which may be located between the second arm muscles 32b and the second forearm muscles 34b of the user 10.

The user 10 may have, for example, a physical condition, a mental condition and/or an overall wellness. The overall wellness of the user 10 may include both the physical condition and the mental condition of the user 10. The physical condition and/or the mental condition of the user 10 may relate to the body of the user 10 or a system of the body, such as, for example, a cardiovascular system, a respitory system, a circulatory system, a metabolic system, a skeletal system, a muscular system, a nervous system and/or the like. The physical condition and/or the mental condition of the user 10 may be affected by a disorder, such as, stress, fatigue, alertness, depression, grief and/or the like. The physical condition and/or the mental condition of the user 10 may be affected by the disorder and/or a disability. The disability may be caused from, for example, an illness, a disease, an ailment, a sickness, an affliction, aging and/or the like. The disorder and/or the disability may affect the neck muscles 14, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, the upper-back muscles 18, the lower-back muscles 20, the chest muscles 22, the abdomen muscles 24, the upper-leg muscles 26a, 26b, the lower-leg muscles 28a, 28b, the arm muscles 32a, 32b, the forearm muscles 34a, 34b and/or the hand muscles 36a, 36b. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to the embodiments of a specific system of the body, a specific disorder, a specific disability and/or specific muscles affected by the disorder and/or by the disability.

One or more exercises may maintain and/or may improve the physical condition, the mental condition and/or the overall wellness of the user 10. The exercise training may stabilize, may reduce and/or may minimize effects of the disorder and/or the disability on the physical condition and/or the mental condition of the user 10. Additionally, the exercise training may maintain and/or may increase a physical ability of the user 10, such as, for example, a reflex, a flexibility, an endurance, a coordination and/or the like. As a result, the overall wellness of the user 10 may increase or may be maintained by the exercise training. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to a specific physical ability of the user 10.

Referring now to the drawings wherein like numerals refer to like parts, FIGS. 5, 6A, 6B, 7, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 11A-11C, 12A and 12B illustrate the user 10 performing exercises with a club 100. The club 100 may have a first end 102 and/or a second end 104. The first end 102 may be opposite to the second end 104 of the club 100. The first end 102 may be heavier than the second end 104 of the club 100. The club 100 may have a shaft 106 connecting the first end 102 to the second end 104. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may have a length 150 which may be, for example, between 30 inches and 50 inches. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may weigh less than the first end 102 and/or the second end 104 of the club 100. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may have a flexibility. The club 100 may bend along the length 150 of the club 100. As a result, the first end 102 may be flexed and/or may be bent inward with respect to the second end 104 of the club 100. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to an embodiment of a specific length of the club 100.

As illustrated in FIGS. 3A, 3B, 4, 9A and 9B, the first end 102 of the club 100 may be a handle and/or may be similar to a handle. The user 10 may hold and/or may manipulate the club 100 by the first end 102. As a result, the user 10 may utilize the club 100 during one or more exercises relating to the exercise training. The first end 102 may be attached to the shaft 106 of the club 100 by, for example, an adhesive, an epoxy and/or the like. Alternatively, the club 100 may be integrally formed with the first end 102 and the shaft 106 by, for example, forging, casting and/or the like. The first end 102 of the club 100 may be constructed from a material, such as, for example, iron, steel, titanium, wood, plastic and/or the like. The first end 102 of the club 100 may allow the user 10 to grasp the club 100. As a result, the user 10 may control, may manipulate and/or may utilize the club 100 during the exercise training. The first end 102 of the club 100 may be used to hook, to catch, to grab and/or to hold an object (not shown in the drawings) and/or an opponent (not shown in the drawings). It should be understood that the first end 102 may be attached to and/or may be integrally formed with the shaft 106 by any method that may be implemented by one having ordinary skill in the art.

The second end 104 of the club 100 may be a grip and/or may be constructed from a material, such as, for example, leather rubber, latex, polyethelene, polyuertane, polypropelene, plastic and/or the like. The second end 104 of the club 100 may grip and/or may hold a surface 200. The second end 104 of the club 100 may be attached to the shaft 106 of the club 100 with, for example, an adhesive, an epoxy, staples and/or the like. Alternatively, the club 100 may be integrally formed with the second end 104 and the shaft 106 or with the first end 102, the second end 104 and the shaft 106 by, for example, forging, casting and/or the like.

The user 10 may perform one or more exercises relating to the exercise training with the club 100 on the surface 200 as illustrated in FIGS. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9A and 9B. The surface 200 may be a mat, a platform, a stage or a floor, such as, for example, a tile floor, a marble floor, a wood floor, a carpet floor and/or the like. During the exercise training the user 10 may position the second end 104 of the club 100 adjacent to the surface 200. The second end 104 of the club 100 may be, for example, a sleeve which may partially cover the club 100. The second end 104 may abut, may hold and/or may grip the surface 200. Moreover, the second end 104 of the club 100 may cause a friction between the second end 104 of the club 100 and the surface 200. The second end 104 of the club 100 may prevent the club 100 from slipping, from sliding and/or from repositioning on the surface 200 during the exercise training. As a result, the user 10 may position the club 100 between the user 10 and the surface 200 to aid and/or assist the user 10 during the exercise training. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to a specific material of the second end 104 of the club 100 and/or a specific surface 200. It should be understood that the second end 104 may be attached to and/or may be integrally formed with the shaft 106 by any method that may be implemented by one with ordinary skill in the art.

The shaft 106 of the club 100 may be, for example, flexible, resilient and/or the like. As a result, the shaft 106 may allow the first end 102 of the club 100 to flex and/or to bend inward with respect to the second end 104 of the club 100 without breaking the shaft 106. Further, the shaft 106 of the club 100 may be made from a material, such as, for example, steel, aluminum, titanium, graphite fiber and/or the like. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may be, for example, tapered. The user 10 and/or the surface 200 may exert force and/or may push against the first end 102, the second 104 and/or the shaft 106 of the club 100 during the exercise training. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may bend from the force exerted by the user 10 and/or the surface 200. However, the shaft 106 of the club 100 may have a stiffness which may provide resistance against the force exerted by the user 10 and/or the surface 200. As a result, the club 100 may provide support and/or may balance the user 10 during the exercise training. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to a specific material of the shaft 106 of the club 100.

The club 100 may aid and/or may assist the user 10 during the exercise training on the surface 200. The club 100 may support and/or may balance the user 10 on the surface 200 during the exercise training. The club 100 may allow the user 10 to perform one or more exercises relating to the exercise training while the club 100 may be positioned between the user 10 and the surface 200. The user 10 may perform one or more exercises of the exercise training which may be required to maintain and/or to improve the physical condition, the mental condition and/or the overall wellness of the user 10. As a result, the user 10 may stabilize, may maintain and/or may reduce the effects of the disability and/or the disorder on the physical condition, mental condition and/or the overall wellness of the user 10 by utilizing the club 100 during the exercise training.

Alternatively, as illustrated in FIGS. 1A-1C, 2, 3A, 3B, 4 and 5 the club 100 may be, for example, a golf club. The club 100 may be, for example, a driver, a wood, an iron, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge, a lob wedge or a putter. The first end 102 of the club 100 may be a head of the golf club. The second end 104 of the club 100 may be a grip of the golf club. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may be a shaft of the golf club. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to a specific golf club.

As illustrated in FIGS. 1A-1C, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a head twist and/or an upper body twist. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 below the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright, leaning forward or leaning rearward with respect to the legs 44a, 44b. The club 100 may be positioned behind the head 12 of the user 10. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may abut the neck muscles 14 of the user 10. The arms 40a, 40b may be elevated above the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively. The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be positioned behind the head 12 of the user 10 and/or may be grasping the shaft 106 of the club 100. Alternatively, the first hand muscles 36a may be grasping the first end 102 of the club 100 and the second hand muscles 36b may be grasping the second end 104 of the club 100. In yet another alternative, the arms 40a, 40b may be bent at the elbows 42a, 42b, respectively. As a result, the arms 40a, 40b may be bent around the shaft 106 of the club 100 and/or the forearm muscles 34a, 34b may extend downward with respect to the elbows 42a, 42b.

The head 12 of the user 10 may be turned inward with respect to the first shoulder muscles 16a, the chest muscles 22, the second shoulder muscles 16b and/or the neck muscles 14 of the user 10. The head 12 of the user 10 may be rotated clockwise and/or may be rotated counterclockwise with respect to the chest muscles 22 of the user 10. While the head 12 of the user 10 may be facing forward, the head 12 may be tilted towards the chest muscles 22, the first shoulder muscles 16a and/or the second shoulder muscles 16b of the user 10. The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 to provide assistance to the user 10 during the head twist and/or the upper body twist. As a result, the neck muscles 14, the upper-back muscles 18, the lower back muscles 20 and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

The first shoulder muscles 16a and/or the second shoulder muscles 16b may be twisted inward and/or may be twisted outward with respect to the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b of the user 10. As a result, the upper back muscles 18, the lower back muscles 20, the chest muscles 22 and/or the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

As illustrated in FIG. 2, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a front deltoid stretch. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200. The first leg 44a may extend forward with respect to the user 10 and the second leg 44b may extend rearward with respect to the user 10. Alternatively, the second leg 44a may extend forward with respect to the user 10 and the first leg 44a may extend rearward with respect to the user 10. The user 10 may be in, for example, upright position with respect to the legs 44a, 44b. The club 100 may be positioned behind the user 10 and/or may abut the lower back muscles 20 or the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b of the user 10. The arms 40a, 40b may extend downward with respect to the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively, of the user 10. The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be positioned behind the user 10 adjacent the lower back muscles 20 or the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b of the user 10. The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be grasping the shaft 106 of the club 100. The arms 40a, 40b of the user 10 may raise the club 100 outward with respect to the lower back muscles 20 or the upper leg 30 muscles 26a, 26b of the user 10. The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 to aid and/or to assist the user 10 during the front deltoid stretch. As a result, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

As illustrated in FIG. 4, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a standing hyper-extension. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 under the first shoulder muscles 16a and the second shoulder muscles 16b, respectively. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright, leaning forward. The club 100 may be positioned behind the user 10 and/or may abut the lower back muscles 20 or the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b of the user 10. The arms 40a, 40b of the user 10 may extend downward with respect to the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively, of the user 10. The hand muscles 36a, 36b of the user 10 may be positioned behind the user 10 near the lower back muscles 20 or the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b of the user 10.

The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be grasping the shaft 106 of the club 100 or the ends 102, 104 of the club 100. The arms 32a, 32b and/or the hand muscles 36a, 36b may pull the club 100 inward with respect to the lower back muscles 20 or the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b. The head 12, the neck muscles 14, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b may be push and/or may be moved rearward with respect to the user 10. As a result, the upper back muscles 18, the lower back muscles 20, the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b and/or the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched.

The user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a leaning back stretch. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 under the first shoulder muscles 16a and the second shoulder muscles 16b, respectively. The user 10 may be, for example, leaning forward. The arms 40a, 40b of the user 10 may extend outward with respect to the chest muscles 22a, 22b, respectively, of the user 10. The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be positioned near the hips 48 of the user 10. The second end 104 of the club 100 may abut the surface 200 and the hand muscles 36a, 36b of the user 10 may grasp the first end 102 of the club 100. The second end 104 of the club 100 may be in front of the user 10 by, for example, twelve inches.

The head 12, the chest muscles 22 and the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b may move inward with respect to the first end 102 of the club 100. Alternatively, the hips 48 of the user 10 may move inward with respect to the first end 102 of the club 100. The club 100 may provide support to and/or may balance the user 10 while performing a leaning back stretch. As a result, the upper back muscles 18, the lower back muscles 20, the neck muscles 14, the chest muscles 22, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, the arm muscles 32a, 32b and/or the forearm muscles 34a, 34b of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched.

The user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a squat. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 under the first shoulder muscles 16a and the second shoulder muscles 16b, respectively. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright. The arms 40a, 40b of the user 10 may extend outward with respect to the chest muscles 22a, 22b, respectively, of the user 10. The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be positioned near the hips 48 of the user 10. The second end 104 of the club 100 may abut the surface 200, and the hand muscles 36a, 36b of the user 10 may grasp the first end 102 of the club 100. The second end 104 of the club 100 may be in front of the user 10 by, for example, twelve inches.

The legs 44a, 44b of the user 10 may bend at the knees 46a, 46b, respectively, and the hips 48 of the user 10 may move inward with respect to the surface 200. The legs 44a, 44b of the user 10 may be straightened and the hips 48 of the user 10 may move outward with respect to the surface 200. The first leg 44a or the second leg 44b of the user 10 may be kicked forward, backward or sideward with respect to the hips 48 of the user 10. The club 100 may provide support to and/or may balance the user 10 while performing the squat. As a result, the lower back muscles 20, upper leg muscles 26a, 26b and/or the lower leg muscles 28a, 28b of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched.

The user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a leg kick. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 under the first shoulder muscles 16a and the second shoulder muscles 16b, respectively. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright. The arms 40a, 40b of the user 10 may extend outward with respect to the chest muscles 22a, 22b, respectively, of the user 10. The first hand muscles 36a or the second hand muscles 36b may be positioned near the hips 48 of the user 10. The second end 104 of the club 100 may abut the surface 200. The first hand muscles 36a or the second hand muscles 36b of the user 10 may grasp the first end 102 of the club 100. The second end 104 of the club 100 may be in front of the user 10 by, for example, twelve inches and may be positioned near the first foot 30a or the second foot 30b.

The first leg 44a or the second leg 44b of the user 10 may perform a kick, such as, for example, a front kick, a side kick, a sweep kick, a back kick and/or the like. The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 to support and/or to balance the user 10 during the kick. As a result, the lower back muscles 20, the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b and/or the lower leg muscles 28a, 28b of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched.

As illustrated in FIGS. 3A and 3B, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a hip thrust and/or a hip roll. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 below the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright with respect to the legs 44a, 44b. The club 100 may be positioned in front of the user 10. The second end 106 of the club 100 may abut the surface 200. The shaft 106 and/or the first end 102 may extend outward with respect to the surface 200. The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be grasping and/or may be holding the first end 102 of the club 100. The hips 48 of the user 10 may be moved inward and/or outward with respect to the first end 10 of the club 100. The friction between the second end 106 of the club 100 and the surface 200 may maintain the club 100 in a stationary position with respect to the surface 200. Alternatively, the hips 48 of the user 10 may be rotated clockwise and/or may be rotated counterclockwise with respect to the first foot 30a and the second foot 30b of the user 10. The club 100 may balance the user 10 while performing the hip thrust and/or the hip roll. As a result, the lower-back muscles 20, the upper-leg muscles 26a, 26b, the abdomen muscles 24, the upper leg muscles 44a, 44b and/or the lower leg muscles 28a, 28b of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

As illustrated in FIG. 4, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a back arch. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 below the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively. The user 10 may be, for example, leaning back with respect to the legs 44a, 44b. The arms 40a, 40b may extend downward with respect to the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively, and may extend behind the user 10. The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be adjacent to the upper back muscles 18.

The club 100 may be positioned upright with respect to the surface 200 and/or may be positioned behind the user 10. The second end 104 of the club 100 may abut the surface 200. The hand muscles 36a, 36b of the user 10 may grasp the first end 102 of the club 100. The second end 104 of the club 100 may be behind the user 10 and/or may abut the lower back muscles 20. The shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the head 12 of the user 10 may move inward with respect to the surface 200 while the first foot 30a and the second foot 30 may remain on the surface 200. The user 10 may be positioned over the first end 102 of the club 100. The club 100 may provide support to and/or may balance the user 10 while performing the back arch. As a result, the upper back muscles 18, the lower back muscles 20 and/or the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

As illustrated by FIG. 5, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a one-arm front deltoid stretch. The first foot 30a or the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 forward with respect to the user 10. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright or leaning forward with respect to the legs 44a, 44b. The arms 40a, 40b may extend outward with respect to the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively. The first hand muscles 36a may be grasping and/or may be holding the first end 102 of the club 100. The second hand muscles 36b may be grasping and/or may be holding the second end 104 of the club 100. The first arm 40a may be straightened and the second arm 40b may be adjacent to chest muscles 22 and/or abdomen muscles 24.

The first arm muscles 32a of the user 10 may push first end 102 of the club 100 outward with respect to first shoulder muscles 16a of the user 10. The second arm muscles 32b of the user 10 may provide resistance to the first end 102 of the club 100 or the first arm 40a of the user 10. As a result, the second end 104 of the club 100 and/or the second arm 40b of the user 10 may move upward with respect to the second shoulder muscles 16a of the user 10. The second arm 32b of the user 10 may push second end 104 of the club 100 outward with respect to second shoulder muscles 16b of the user 10. The first arm 40a of the user 10 may provide resistance to the second end 104 of the club 100 or the second arm 40b of the user 10. The first end 102 of the club 100 and/or the first arm 40a of the user 10 may move upward with respect to the first shoulder muscles 16b of the user 10. The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 to aid and/or to assist the user 10 during the one-arm front deltoid stretch. As a result, the hand muscles 36a, 36b, the arm muscles 32a, 32b, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

As illustrated by FIGS. 6A and 6B, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a biceps flex. The first foot 30a or the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 forward with respect to the user 10. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright. The first arm 40a and the second 40b may extend outward with respect to the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively. The first hand muscles 36a may be grasping and/or may be holding the first end 102 of the club 100. The second hand muscles 36b may be grasping and/or may be holding the second end 104 or the shaft 106 of the club 100. The club 100 may be positioned adjacent to the abdomen muscles 24 and/or the hips 48 of the user 10.

The first hand muscles 36a of the first arm 40a may pull the first end 102 of the club 100 inward with respect to the chest muscles 22 of the user 10. The first arm muscles 32a of the first arm 40a may be flexed and/or may be curled. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may push, may move and/or may force the second hand muscles 36b and/or the second arm 40b downward with respect to the hips 48 of the user 10. As a result, the second arm 40b of the user 10 may be straightened by the club 100.

Alternatively, the second hand muscles 36a of the second arm 32b may pull the second end 102 of the club 100. The user 10 may pull the second end 104 of the club 100 inward with respect to the chest muscles 22 of the user 10. The second arm muscles 32b of the second arm 40b may be flexed and/or may be curled. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may push, may move and/or may force the first hand muscles 36a and/or the first arm 40a downward with respect to the hips 48 of the user 10. The first arm 40a of the user 10 may be straightened by the club 100. The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 to aid and/or to assist the user 10 during, for example, flexing of the biceps. As a result, the hand muscles 36a, 36b, the arm muscles 32a, 32b, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

As illustrated by FIG. 7, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a one-arm rearward deltoid stretch. The first foot 30a or the second foot 30b may be positioned on the surface 200 forward with respect to the user 10. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright or leaning forward with respect to the legs 44a, 44b of the user 10. The club 100 may be positioned behind the user 10. The first end 102 of the club 100 may be adjacent to the hips 48 of the user 10. The second end 104 of the club 100 may be adjacent to the first shoulder muscles 16a of the user 10. The second arm 40b may extend downward with respect to the second shoulder muscles 16b. The second hand muscles 36b of the user 10 may grasp the first end 104 of the club 100. The first arm 40a may extend upward with respect to the first shoulder muscles 16a. The second hand muscles 36b of the user 10 may grasp the second end 104 of the club 100.

The first arm 40a and/or the first arm muscles 32a may pull the first end 102 of the club 100 outward and/or upward with respect to the hip muscles 48 of the user 10. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may push, may move and/or may force the second arm 40b and/or the second arm muscles 32b inward and/or downward with respect to the hips 48 of the user 10.

Alternatively, the second end 104 of the club 100 may be adjacent to the hips 48 of the user 10. The first end 102 of the club 100 may be adjacent to the first shoulder muscles 16a of the user 10. The second arm 40b may extend downward with respect to the second shoulder muscles 16b and/or the second hand muscles 36 of the user 10 and/or may be grasping and/or may be holding the second end 104 of the club 100. The first arm 40a may extend upward with respect to the first shoulder muscles 16a and/or the first hand muscles 36a of the user 10 and/or may be grasping the first end 102 of the club 100. The second arm 40b and/or the second arm muscles 32b may pull the second end 104 of the club 100 outward and/or upward with respect to the hips 48 of the user 10. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may push, may move and/or may force the first arm 40a and/or the first arm muscles 32a inward and/or downward with respect to the hips 48 of the user 10. The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 to aid and/or to assist the user 10 during the one arm rearward deltoid stretch. As a result, the hand muscles 36a, 36b, the arm muscles 32a, 32b, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

As illustrated by FIGS. 8A and 8B, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a knee raise. The user 10 may be positioned on the surface 200. The upper back muscles 18 and/or the lower back muscles 20 may be abutting the surface 200. The first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b may be flat against the surface 200. As a result, the first leg 44a and/or the second leg 44b may be bent at the first knee 46a and/or the second knee 46b, respectively. The arms 40a, 40b of the user 10 may be straightened and/or may extend outward with respect to the surface 200. The hand muscles 36a, 36b of the user 10 may be grasping and/or may be holding the shaft 106 of the club 100.

The legs 44a, 44b and/or the knees 46a, 46b, respectively, may be pulled inward with respect to the abdomen muscles 24, the chest muscles 22 and/or the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively, of the user 10. The arms 40a, 40b and/or the club 100 may be moved inward with respect to the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may be moved around and/or may be moved behind the legs 44a, 44b of the user 10. As a result, the club 100 may be positioned adjacent to the surface 200 and/or the lower back muscles 20.

The legs 44a, 44b, the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b of the user 10 may be moved inward with respect to the surface 200. As a result, the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b may abut the surface 20. The first leg 44a and/or the second leg 44b may be straightened and/or may abut the surface 200. Alternatively, the user 10 may perform the knee raise with only the first leg 44a or the second leg 44b. As a result, the arm muscles 32a, 32b, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, the abdomen muscles 24, the lower back muscles 20, the upper back muscles 22, the neck muscles 14, the leg muscles 28a, 28b and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

The user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a crunch as illustrated in FIGS. 9A and 9B. The user 10 may be positioned on the surface 200. The upper back muscles 18 and/or the lower back muscles 20 may be abutting the surface 200. The first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b may abut the surface 200. As a result, the first leg 44a and/or the second leg 44b may be bent at the first knee 46a and/or the second knee 46b, respectively. The arms 40a, 40b of the user 10 may be straightened and/or extending outward with respect to the surface 200.

The club 100 may be positioned adjacent to the head 12 and/or the neck muscles 14 of the user 10. The second end 104 of the club 100 may abut the surface 200. The second end 104 of the club 100 may cause and/or may allow the second end 104 to remain stationary with respect to the surface 200 while the user 10 performs the exercise. The first end 102 and/or the shaft 106 of the club 100 may extend outward with respect to the surface 200. The first hand muscles 36a and/or the second hand muscles 36b may be grasping and/or may be holding the shaft 106 and/or the first end 102 of the shaft 100.

The upper back muscles 18 of the user 10 may be raised away from the surface 200. The head 12, the neck muscles 14 and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 may be moved inward with respect to the knees 46a, 46b. The abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be utilized to pull the head 12, the neck muscles 14 and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 inward with respect the knees 46a, 46b of the user 10. The hand muscles 36a, 36b and the arm muscles 32a, 32b may utilize the club 100 to pull the head 12 and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 inward with respect to the knees 46a, 46b of the user 10. As a result, the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 may be adjacent and/or may abut the knees 46 and/or the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b of the user 10. As a result, the user 10 may be sitting upright with respect to the surface 200. The arms 40a, 40b may pull the user 10 upright with the club 100. As a result, the arm muscles 32a, 32b, the chest muscles 22, the neck muscles 14 and/or the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

Alternatively, the user 10 may utilize the first arm 40a or the second arm 40b with the club 100 to pull the head 12, the neck muscles 14 and/or the chest muscles 22 of the user 10 inward with respect the knees 46a, 46b of the user 10. In another embodiment, the user 10 may raise and/or may elevate the first leg 44a and/or the second leg 44b while performing the exercise. In yet another embodiment, the first knee 46a and/or the second knee 46b may be straight while performing the exercise.

The user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a one-leg stretch. The user 10 may be positioned on the surface 200. The user 10 may be upright with respect to the surface 200. The first leg 44a may be straight and/or the second leg 44b may be bent. As a result, the second foot 30a may be adjacent to and/or may abut against the first leg 44a. Alternatively, the second leg 44b may be straight and/or the first leg 44a may be bent wherein the second foot 30b may be adjacent to and/or may abut against the second leg 44b.

The first end 102 of the club 100 may be positioned behind the first foot 30a or the second foot 30b of user 10. The second end 104 of the club 100 may extend inward with respect to the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10. As a result, the club 100 may be hooked and/or may be locked by the first foot 30a or the second foot 30b of the user 10. The first hand muscles 36a and/or the second hand muscles 36b of the user 10 may grasp the shaft 106 and/or the second end 104 of the club 100. The first arm 32a and/or the second arm 32b may pull the chest muscles 22, the first shoulder 16a, the second shoulder 16b and/or the head 12 of the user 10 inward with respect to the first end 102 of the club 100. The club 100 may remain hooked and/or may remain locked by the first foot 30a or the second foot 30b of the user 10.

The first end 102 of the club 100 may be removed from the first foot 30a or the second foot 30b. The hips 48 of the user 10 may be twisted, and the second end 104 of the club 100 may be moved behind the user 10. The second end 104 of the shaft 106 may abut the surface 200. As a result, the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b, the lower leg muscles 28a, 28b, the chest muscles 22, the lower back muscles 20, the upper back muscles 18 and/or the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

The user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, a crossed front raise as illustrated by FIGS. 11A-11C. The first foot 30a and the second foot 30b of the user 10 may be positioned on the surface 200 and/or may be below the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, respectively. The user 10 may be, for example, standing upright with respect to the legs 44a, 44b. The club 100 may be positioned in front of the user 10 and/or may abut against the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10. The first arm 40a and/or the first forearm muscle 34a may be crossed over the second arm 40b and/or the second forearm muscle 34b, respectively, of the user 10. The hand muscles 36a, 36b may be grasping and/or may be holding the shaft 106 of the club 100. Alternatively, the hand muscles 36a, 36b may be grasping and/or may be holding the ends 104, 102, respectively, of the club 100.

The forearm muscles 34a, 34b of the user 10 may be positioned in front of the user 10 and/or may abut against the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10. The hips 48 of the user 10 may be twisted inward and/or may be twisted outward with respect to the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b of the user 10. The arms muscles 32a, 32b may move and/or may position the first end 102 and/or the second end 104 of the club 100 behind the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b, respectively. The club 100 may aid the user 10 in twisting inward and/or outward with respect to the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b. As a result, the upper back muscles 18, the lower-back muscles 20, the upper-leg muscles 26a, 26b, the lower-leg muscles 28a, 28b and/or the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

Alternatively, the arms muscles 32a, 32b may raise the club 100 upward with respect to the hips 48 of the user 10. The club 100 may apply resistance to the arms muscles 32a, 32b. As a result, the arm muscles 32a, 32b, the forearm muscles 34a, 34b, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the chest muscles 22a, 22b may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100. In another embodiment, the hips 48 of the user 10 may be rolled clockwise and/or counterclockwise with respect to the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b. As a result, the upper back muscles 18, the lower-back muscles 20, the upper-leg muscles 26a, 26b, the lower-leg muscles 28a, 28b and/or the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

As illustrated in FIGS. 12A and 12B, the user 10 may perform an exercise, such as, for example, an elevated sit-up. The user 10 may be positioned on the surface 200. The upper back muscles 18 and/or the lower back muscles 20 may be abutting the surface 200. The legs 44a, 44b may be straight. The first foot 30a may be abutting the second foot 30b. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may be positioned between the first foot 30a and/or the second foot 30b. The first end 102 of the club 100 may be positioned under and/or hooked around the first foot 30a or the second foot 30b. As a result, the first end 102 of the club 100 may be locked between the first foot 30a and the second foot 30a which may be adjacent to and/or may abut first leg 44a.

The shaft 106 of the club 100 may extend inward with respect to the hips 48 of the user 10. The first hand muscles 36a and/or the second hand muscles 36b of the user 10 may be grasping and/or may be holding the shaft 106 of the club 100. The first arm muscles 32a and/or the second arm muscles 32b may pull the chest muscles 22, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the head 12 of the user 10 inward with respect to the first end 102 of the club 100. The club 100 may remain locked between the first foot 30a and the second foot 30b of the user 10 as the chest muscles 22, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the head 12 of the user 10 move inward with respect to the first end 102 of the club 100. The club 100 may aid and/or may assist the user 10 to move the chest muscles 22, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b and/or the head 12 of the user 10 inward with respect to the first end 102 of the club 100. As a result, the arm muscles 32a, 32b, the forearm muscles 34a, 34b, the shoulder muscles 16a, 16b, the chest muscles 22a, 22b and/or the abdomen muscles 24 of the user 10 may be exercised, may be activated and/or may be stretched by the club 100.

The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 to massage the upper leg muscles 26a, 26b, the lower leg muscles 28a, 28b, the upper back muscles 18 and/or the neck muscles 14 of the user 10. For example, the hand muscles 36a, 36b may grasp and/or hold the first end 102 and the second end 104, respectively of the club 100. The user 10 may position the shaft 106 of the club 100 against the upper leg muscles 26a. As a result, the shaft 106 of the club 100 may abut the upper leg muscles 26a. The arms 40a, 40b of the user 10 may move the shaft 106 of the club 100 upward and downward with respect to the upper leg muscles 26a. The shaft 106 of the club 100 may apply a force to the upper leg muscles 26a as the shaft 106 moves up and down the upper leg muscles 26a. As a result, the upper leg muscles 26a may be massaged with the shaft 106 of the club 100. It should be understood that any muscle of the user 10 may be massaged with the club 100.

The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 during a cardiovascular exercise and/or an aerobic exercise, such as, for example, walking, hiking, jumping and/or the like. The user 10 may use the club 100 similarly to a cane during the cardiovascular exercise and/or the aerobic exercise. The club 100 may balance the user 10 during the cardiovascular exercise and/or the aerobic exercise. The club 100 may aid and/or may assist the user 10 to perform the cardiovascular exercise and/or the aerobic exercise. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to the embodiments of a specific cardiovascular exercise and/or a specific aerobic exercise with the club 100. It should be understood that the cardiovascular exercise and/or the aerobic exercise may be any cardiovascular exercise and/or any aerobic exercise.

The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 during a flexibility exercise, such as, for example, a quad stretch, a hip stretch, a seated groin stretch, a calf stretch, an Achilles tendon stretch, a hamstring stretch, a straight leg raise, a leaning chest stretch, a lower back stretch, a shoulder stretch, a hip stretch, a spinal twist, a static toe touch, a seated leg spread, a starter stretch, a thigh stretch, a torso twist, a straight leg stretch and/or the like. The user 10 may use the club 100 similarly to a staff during the flexibility exercise. The club 100 may balance the user 10 during the flexibility exercise. The club 100 may aid and/or may assist the user 10 to perform the flexibility exercise. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to the embodiments of a specific flexibility exercise with the club 100. It should be understood that the flexibility exercise may be any flexibility exercise.

The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 during a weight-lifting exercise, such as, for example, a bench press, an incline press, a row, an one-arm row, a dead lift, a squat, a lung, a stiff-leg dead lift, a seated calf raise, a biceps curl, a lying triceps extension, a seated triceps extension, a overhead press, a two arm front raise, an upright row, a shrug, a side crunch, a crunch, a sit-ups and/or the like. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to the embodiments of a specific weight exercise with the club 100. The user 10 may use the club 100 similarly to, for example, a barbell, a dumbbell and/or the like. It should be understood that the weight exercise may be any weight exercise.

The martial arts training may relate to, for example, a fighting system which includes, for example, movements for armed combat and/or unarmed combat. The fighting system may be practiced by the user 10 for fitness, release of aggression, mental development, character development, self defense and/or the like. The fighting system may be, for example, European martial arts, Chinese martial arts, Japanese martial arts, Filipino martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Korean martial arts, Native American fighting styles and/or the like. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to a specific fighting system of the martial arts training.

The martial arts training may include a series of routines or forms, such as, for example, kata, poomse, ch'uan, kuen tao lu, hyung, tuls and/or the like. The series of routines or the forms may be utilized by the user 10 while sparring with the opponent. The martial arts training may include movements relating to weaponry style, such as, for example, Kenjutsu, Iaido, Naginata-do, Bojutsu Kendo, Fencing, Kali, Gatka, Mau rakau and/or the like. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to the embodiments of a specific series of routines, specific forms and/or a specific weaponry style of the martial arts training.

The armed combat may include use of a weapon, such as, for example, a knife, a fencing weapon, a staff, a stick, a spear, a sword, a sickle, a hammer, a cane, a taiaha, a rope, a whip and/or the like. The unarmed combat may include movements relating to a striking style, such as, for example, boxing Eagle Claw, Kung Fu, Praying Mantis Kung Fu and/or the like. Further, the unarmed combat may include movements relating to a kicking style, such as, for example, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, shoot boxing and/or the like. Moreover, the unarmed combat may include movements relating to a grappling style and/or a throwing style, such as, for example, wrestling, Chin Na, Jujutsu, Judo, Hapkido, Aikido and/or the like. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to the embodiments of a specific weapon, a specific striking style, a specific kicking style, a specific grappling style and/or a specific throwing style of the armed combat and/or the unarmed combat.

The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 during the martial arts training which may include the series of routines of the fighting system, the movements relating to the armed combat or the unarmed combat, sparring with the opponent and/or the like. For example, the user 10 may utilize the club 100 as a weapon, such as, for example, a staff to perform the kata, the kuen tao and/or the like. The user 10 may utilize the club 100 during self defense to block an attack, such as, for example, a punch, a kick and/or a strike from a weapon by the opponent. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to the embodiments of a specific martial arts training, a specific weapon and/or a specific attack from the opponent. It should be understood that the club 100 may be utilized during any martial arts training, as any weapon and/or against any attack.

The user 10 may utilize the club 100 as a weapon to deliver a counter-attack, such as, for example, a strike to the opponent. The counter-attack from the user 10 may include striking the opponent with the club 100, the arms 40a, 40b, the legs 44a, 44b, the elbows 42a, 42b, the knees 46a, 46b and/or the head 12 of the user 10. The user 10 may utilize the club 100 to balance to the user 10 during the counter-attack. The user 10 may utilize the club 100 to manipulate a body part of the opponent. The user 10 may utilize the club 100 to attach and/or to strike a pressure point of the opponent. The present invention should not be deemed as limited to the embodiments of a specific counter-attack from the user 10. It should be understood that the club 100 may be utilized during any counter-attack.

The club 100 may be utilized by the user 10 to hook and/or to grab the body part of the opponent. For example, the user 10 may use the first end 102 of the club 100 to grab and/or to sweep a leg of the opponent. However, the first end 102 of the club 100 may prevent the opponent from grabbing the club 100 from the user 10 and/or from taking the club 100 away from the user 10. It should be understood that the club 100 may be utilized to hook and/or to grab any body part of the opponent.

It should be understood that various changes and modifications to the presently preferred embodiments described herein will be apparent to those skilled in the art. Such changes and modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention and without diminishing its attendant advantages. It is, therefore, intended that such changes and modifications be covered by the appended claims.