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Publication numberUS20020177511 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/957,918
Publication dateNov 28, 2002
Filing dateSep 21, 2001
Priority dateMay 26, 2001
Publication number09957918, 957918, US 2002/0177511 A1, US 2002/177511 A1, US 20020177511 A1, US 20020177511A1, US 2002177511 A1, US 2002177511A1, US-A1-20020177511, US-A1-2002177511, US2002/0177511A1, US2002/177511A1, US20020177511 A1, US20020177511A1, US2002177511 A1, US2002177511A1
InventorsJong-Hyeon Jang
Original AssigneeJong-Hyeon Jang
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waist exercising device
US 20020177511 A1
Abstract
A waist exercising device includes a supporting board with a plurality of acupressure projections on the upper side and two rotating board stopping devices at both lower sides, the rotating board stopping devices including each bent operating rod connected and operated by a spring and upholding strips at both sides, a rotating board located in the upper center of the supporting board, the rotating board having a plurality of acupressure projections on the upper side and a plurality of holes at the lower side of the outer circumference, a circular board located in the upper side of the rotating board, the circular board moving upwardly and downwardly on both upholding bars by both supporting implements at both sides, a plurality of tension springs and a plurality of rollers with a plurality of acupressure projections on the outer surface fixed between the upper and lower backing board with a plurality of connecting rods, combination rods and holes in regular spaces, respectively, two combination implements fixed to both sides of the circular board, the combination implements inserted by upholding bars, and the combination implements including stoppers with grips and springs, which are to be engaged with linear ratchets on both upholding bars according to upward and downward movements of the rotating board, and two upholding bars located inside the supporting implements, the upholding bars including two grips on top of the both bars, and the linear ratchets which are to be engaged with the stoppers on the combination implements, and two linear ratchets fixed to the both upholding bars by screws and engaged with the stoppers for upward and downward movements.
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What is claimed is:
1. A waist exercising device, comprising:
a supporting board with a plurality of acupressure projections on the upper side and two rotating board stopping devices at both lower sides, said rotating board stopping devices including each bent operating rod connected and operated by a spring and upholding strips at both sides,
a rotating board located in the upper center of said supporting board, said rotating board having a plurality of acupressure projections on the upper side and a plurality of holes at the lower side of the outer circumference,
a circular board located in the upper side of said rotating board, said circular board moving upwardly and downwardly on both upholding bars by both supporting implements at both sides,
a plurality of tension springs and a plurality of rollers with a plurality of acupressure projections on the outer surface fixed between the upper backing board and lower backing board with a plurality of connecting rods, combination rods and holes in regular spaces, respectively,
two combination implements fixed to both sides of said circular board, said combination implements inserted by upholding bars, and said combination implements including stoppers with grips and springs, which are to be engaged with linear ratchets on both upholding bars according to upward and downward movements of said rotating board,
two upholding bars located inside holes of said combination implements, said upholding bars including two grips on top of said both bars and said linear ratchets which are to be engaged with said stoppers on said combination implements, and
two linear ratchets fixed to said both upholding bars by screws and engaged with said stoppers for upward and downward movements.
2. A waist exercising device according to claim 1, wherein another upholding bar is built on another side of said supporting implement, said upholding bar is fixed to said circular board by being inserted inside another combination implement of said circular board.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a waist exercising device and more particularly, to a waist exercising device with which users do the waist pliability increasing exercise or warming-up by turning the waist in the left and right direction repeatedly, with standing on the circular board and holding the grips of the upholding bars with hands. Users can stimulate and massage the waist or the stomach due to a plurality of acupressure projections on a plurality of rollers between the upper supporting board and the lower supporting board by moving the circular board upwardly fixing the circular board on the linear ratchet with stoppers on the combination implements on the height of the waist of users.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] There is a Hula Hoop for preventing abdominal fatness and exercising the waist. In general, the Hula Hoop is a ring-shaped pipe made of plastic material. The Hula Hoop provides users with the waist pliability effects, muscular strengths and abdominal fatness decreasing effects by pressuring the circumference of the waist repeatedly by rotating it around the waist. However, the Hula Hoop is not that helpful for users who are not good at rotating Hula Hoops. For beginners or the old, it is difficult to keep on rotating the Hula Hoop for a long time in order to obtain satisfactory exercise effects.

[0005] There is provided another Hula Hoop which has a plurality of acupressure projections in the inner circumference. But this kind of Hula Hoop may sometimes cause damages on the backs of the users due to continuous contacts to the backs according to repetitions of rotations, since this kind of Hula Hoop is heavy due to a plurality of acupressure projections.

[0006] Further, Hula Hoop exercises require an open area such as a play ground, park, etc., since the Hula Hoop has a much larger diameter than the waists of users. Therefore, a waist exercise device beginners or the old can easily enjoy even in a limited area is required.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] The present invention was designed to solve the problems described as above. The object of the present invention is to provide users with the waist pliability, but also to stimulate and massage the waist or the stomach. Another object of the present invention provides users with abdominal fatness prevention effect and acupressure-stimulation effect with a plurality of acupressure projections on the inner circumference of the Hula Hoop. Further, another object of the present invention is to provide a waist exercise device users can enjoy easily in a limited area.

[0008] The waist exercising device according to the present invention is designed to increase the waist pliability when the users turn their waists in the left and right direction repeatedly, with standing on a plurality of acupressure projections on the circular board and gripping the grip of the upholding bars with hands.

[0009] The plurality of acupressure projections on the rollers between the upper backing board and the lower backing board pressure-stimulate the waist or the stomach by contacting the waist or the stomach to acupressure projections on the rollers as users turn their waists in the left and right direction repeatedly, after moving the circular board upwardly on the height of the waists of the users and engaging the stoppers with the linear ratchet of the upholding bars.

[0010] The plurality of acupressure projections on the rollers also massage the waist with the plurality of the tension springs inside the backing boards and further, provide users with the abdominal fatness prevention effects and the waist pliability increasing effects.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0011] The other objects and features of the present invention will be hereinafter explained in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

[0012]FIG. 1 is a combined perspective view of the present invention.

[0013]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the state in which the circular board is elevated.

[0014]FIG. 3 is a disassembled perspective view showing the bottom of the rotating board and the supporting board of the present invention.

[0015]FIG. 4 is a partial disassembled perspective view showing the state in which a part of the rotating board and the supporting board is cut.

[0016]FIG. 5 is a disassembled perspective view showing the state in which the circular board is separated.

[0017]FIG. 6 is a front view showing the state in which the circular board is elevated.

[0018]FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view along with the line A-A′.

[0019]FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view along with the line B-B′.

[0020]FIG. 9 is an illustrated plan view of the state in which the circular board is moved in the rear direction.

[0021]FIG. 10 is an illustrated plan view of the state in which the circular board is moved in the left direction.

[0022]FIG. 11 is an illustrated plan view of the state in which the circular board is moved in the front direction.

[0023]FIG. 12 is an illustrated plan view of the state in which the circular board is moved in the right direction.

[0024]FIG. 13 is an illustrated view showing the state in which the user is doing rotation exercise on the circular board.

[0025]FIG. 14 is an illustrated view showing a state of the waist or stomach exercise on the present invention.

[0026]FIG. 15 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the present invention.

[0027]FIG. 16 is a perspective view showing the state in which the circular board of the embodiment of the present invention is elevated.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0028] The exercising device according to the present invention is a waist exercising device comprising a supporting board 10 with a plurality of acupressure projections 11 on the upper side and two rotating board stopping devices 20, 20′ at both lower sides, the rotating board stopping devices 20, 20′ including each bent operating rod 21, 21′ connected and operated by springs 22, 22′ and upholding strips 23, 23′ at both sides, a rotating board 30 located in the upper center of the supporting board 10, the rotating board 30 having a plurality of acupressure projections 31 on the upper side and a plurality of holes 32 at the lower side of the outer circumference, a circular board 50 located in the upper center of the rotating board 30, the circular board 50 moving upwardly and downwardly on both upholding bars 40, 40′ by both supporting implements 100, 100′ at both sides, a plurality of tension springs 61 and a plurality of rollers 63 with a plurality of acupressure projections 62 on the outer surface fixed between the upper backing board 70 and lower backing board 71 with a plurality of connecting rods 73, combination rods 74 and holes 75 in regular spaces, respectively, two combination implements 80, 80′ fixed to the circular board 50, the combination implements 80, 80′ inserted by upholding bars 40, 40′, and the combination implements 80, 80′ including stoppers 82, 82′ with grips 41, 41′ and springs 83, 83′, which are to be engaged with linear ratchets 90, 90′ on both upholding bars 40, 40′ according to upward and downward movements of the rotating board 30, and two upholding bars 40, 40′ located inside the supporting implements 100, 100′, the upholding bars 40, 40′ including two grips 41, 41′ on top of the both bars, and the linear ratchets 90, 90′, which are to be engaged with the stoppers on the combination implements 80, 80′, and two linear ratchets 90, 90′ fixed to the both upholding bars 40, 40′ by screws 91 and engaged by the stoppers 82, 82′.

[0029] The numerals 76 refers to screws, 110 to bearing, 200, 200′ and 200″ to acupressure projections, 300, 300′, 300″ to backing strips, and 400 to a loop.

[0030] As shown in FIG. 13, users do the waist exercise by rotating the waist in the left and right directions repeatedly, with standing on a plurality of acupressure projections 31 of the rotating board 30 inserted in the center of the supporting board 10 connected to the supporting implements 100, 100′ and holding one of the grips 40, 40′ of the upholding bars 40, 40′ with both hands. If users rotate their waists in the left and right directions, the rotating board 30 rotates according to rotations of the bearing 110 inside the rotating board 30, and it is helpful for users to increase the waist pliability. In this case, since the circular board 50 placed on the supporting board 10 presses the both ends of the operating rods 21, 21′ extended outwardly from the holes of the upper surface of the supporting board 10, the both ends of the operating rods 21, 21′ are not inserted into a plurality of holes on the lower surface of the rotating board 30. Therefore, the rotating board 30 rotates left or right freely according to the movements of the users.

[0031] If users want to do another kind of the waist exercise or abdominal preventing exercise, and lift the circular board 50 placed on the supporting board, as shown in FIG. 14. In case that users lift the circular board 50 upwardly, the rotating board stopping devices 20, 20′ work at the same time as shown in FIG. 6. In other words, the operating rods 21, 21′ rotate in the backing strips 23, 23′ by the springs 22, 22′ connected to the operating rods 21, 21′. Since the both ends of the operating rods 21, 21′ are extended outwardly from the holes of the upper surface of the supporting board 10, as shown in FIG.4, the both ends of the operating rods 21, 21′ are inserted inside the holes on the lower surface of the rotating board 30 and the rotating board 30 is fixed without turning at the same time.

[0032] When users lift the circular board 50 upwardly, with standing on the rotating board 30 which does not rotate, users hold the grips 81, 81′ of the combination implements 80, 80′ fixed to the circular board 50 by backing strips 300, 300′ and inserted by the upholding bars 40, 40′, and lift the grips 81, 81′ of the combination implements 80, 80′ to the linear ratchet 90, 90′ connected to upper parts of the upholding bars 40, 40′ by the screw 91, at the height of the waists of the users or at the positions where users want to fix the circular board 50, and then place the grips 81, 81′ as shown in FIG. 6. If users place the grips 81, 81′ users are lifting at the height of the waists of the users, the stoppers 82, 82′ placed on the upper side of the grips 81, 81′ are engaged with one of the projections of the linear ratchet 90, 90′.

[0033] After lifting the circular board 50 at the height of the waist, users rotate their waists around the inner circular board 50 in the left, right, front and rear directions. As shown in FIG. 5, the above circular board 50 in which the rollers 63 are inserted by a plurality of connecting rods 73, the loop 400 is inserted through the circular board 50, and the tension spring 61 is inserted by the combination rod 74, rotates around the waists of the users, with being fixed between the upper supporting board 70 and lower supporting board 71 by the screw 76. According to rotations of the circular board 50 in the left, right, front and rear directions by the waist rotating of the users, a plurality of rollers 63 with a plurality of acupressure projections on the outer surface pressure-stimulate, and massage the waists by shrinking and expansion of a plurality of the tension springs 61 inside the upper supporting board 70 and lower supporting boards 71 in the opposite direction to the rotation of the circular board 50. For example, when users rotate the circular board 50 in the left side by the rotating their waists, the tension springs 61 in the left side are shrinking but the tension springs 61 in the right side are expanding as shown in FIG. 9. FIGS. 10, 11, and 12 show the cases of rotations of the circular board in front, right and rear directions, respectively.

[0034] After finishing the above exercises, when the user return the circular board 50 to the first position, the user holds the grips 81, 81′ and stoppers 82, 82′ at the same time and press them and then the springs 83, 83′ are shrinking and detached from the projections of the ratchet 90, 90′. And then user lowers the circular board 50 downwardly to the upper side of the supporting board 10.

[0035]FIG. 15, and 16 are another embodiments of the present invention, and show a waist exercising tool 1″ which has another upholding bar 40″ with a grip 41″ on the other side of the supporting implement 100″ and the combination implement 80″ attached to one side of the circular board 50. The embodiment has more safety and endurance than the device which has only two upholding bars 40, 40′.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification482/146
International ClassificationA63B22/14, A61H7/00, A61H15/00, A63B23/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61H2201/1284, A61H7/001, A61H2205/083, A63B22/14, A61H2205/125, A61H15/00
European ClassificationA61H15/00, A63B22/14