Title:
Roller Squad
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Roller Squad is an exerciser that allows a person to place their back against the exerciser and place the exerciser against a flat and vertical surface (such as a wall). The person then raises and lowers their body (when bent at the knees) as the exerciser rolls up and down on the flat surface. The exerciser is portable, has padding and smooth wheels (such as plastic, urethane, etc.). The body is made of a rigid and lightweight material, such as hard plastic, carbon fiber and/or Kevlar, wood, or the like. When used correctly this device tones/strengthens the leg muscles and gluteus maximus muscles.



Inventors:
Uguralp, Kaan (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Application Number:
11/307764
Publication Date:
08/23/2007
Filing Date:
02/21/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
482/95
International Classes:
A63B21/068; A63B21/00
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Primary Examiner:
RICHMAN, GLENN E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KAAN UGURALP (107 SOUTH DOHENY DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90048, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. I Kaan Uguralp, claim as my invention the (roller squad) exercising equipment, which is designed to tone and strengthen leg muscle and gluteus maximus muscle growth, through strict repetition of raising and lowering the body (when bent at the knees) as the exerciser rolls up/down on a flat and vertical surface.

Description:

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The principal object of the present invention is to provide a device for use in exercising the leg muscles and gluteus maximus muscles. It is also an invention to provide a device which is of simple design and inexpensive construction. Another object is to provide a device that is durable, lightweight/portable, and designed for:

    • 1. use by all body types; and
    • 2. comfort, with arch-shaped padding for the individuals back.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the accompanying drawings, wherein the reference characters are employed in the respective views for similar features to facilitate comparison:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view, partly broken away, of the roller squad configuration afforded by this invention ready for use of the end-user against a vertical, flat/smooth surface (such as a wall) for strengthening/toning the leg muscles and gluteus maximus muscles;

FIG. 2 is a broken away, exploded view in perspective of the snap-on wheel assembly on one side of the roller squad, looking into the roller squad;

FIG. 3 is a side view in elevation of the roller squad shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a bottom view of the roller squad;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view, bottom view of the roller squad;

FIG. 6 is an end view in elevation looking into lines 6-6 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 7 is an illustration that exhibits how the roller squad is designed to tone/strengthen the leg muscles and gluteus maximus muscles.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

As seen in FIG. 1, the roller squad 10 is formed from a wheeled framework-cushion assembly 12 supporting an upper padded platform surface comprising cushion 11, upon which a person can exercise their leg muscles and gluteus maximus muscles against a flat and vertical surface. As seen from the broken away left end, the cushion 11 comprise plastic covered foam 13, or the like, resting upon and permanently attached to a rigid and lightweight platform or baseboard 12 made of a rigid and lightweight material such as hard plastic, carbon fiber and/or Kevlar, wood, or the like. The framework disposes the generally rounded profile side rails on each side of the cushion 11 and spaced therefrom so that the end-user makes minimal contact with it.

In FIG. 4, the arrangement of the four smooth wheels 15, etc. is shown, each wheel being attached to the framework 12. In this invention, the entire unit 10 is supported on four wheels made of plastic, urethane, or the like. The wheels 15 thus provide intermediate weight bearing support in the mid-region of the roller squad, which moves along a flat and vertical surface 17, as shown in FIG. 3.

The wheel assembly is formed by inserting a metal rod 14 through each wheel, as shown in FIG. 2. The wheel assembly 14, 15 can then be easily attached or removed from the framework 12 by nesting both ends of the metal rod 14 into the fitted insertion 16, in a snap-on method that lowers half of each wheel 15 into the framework 12, as exhibited in the side view in elevation in FIG. 3, the perspective bottom view in FIG. 5, and the end view in FIG. 6.

FIG. 7 illustrates the utility function of the roller squad. As shown, the end-user 18 places their back against the roller squad 10 and then places the roller squad against a flat and vertical surface (such as a wall 17). The end-user 18 then rolls up and down the vertical surface 17 on smooth wheels 15, which tones/strengths their leg muscles 19 and gluteus maximus muscles 20.

Thus, having advanced the state of art, those features of novelty setting forth the spirit and nature of the invention are defined with particularity in the following claim.





 
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