US 20050101461 A1
A wearable fitness harness with aresistant latex tube interchange system used for closed circuit resistance exercises, primarily pushup and squat, jumping exercise routines is comprised of padding and plastic straps worn on the body which may include Cleats, rings or hooks. Barrel shaped terminal links or plugs can be used for attaching and supporting the resistance of latex tubes or cords to the harness strap key way linkage. The latex tubes are also attached to pushup blocks and foot straps at opposite ends and are stretched and stabilized by using the pushup blocks or foot straps in order to stretch the latex tubes from the harness attachments when arms or legs are extended such reciprocating force is applied to the latex tubes. The latex tubes are length adjustable, interchangeable and detachably and attach ably worn in a series of light, medium, and heavy resistance in order to increase or decrease the resistance, the latex cords can be wrapped like a shock cord.
1. A wearable strength exercising harness comprising:
a pair of push-up stands;
a wearable fitness harness; and
a plurality of interchangeable resistance elements for removably connecting each said push-up stand to said wearable fitness harness.
2. The wearable strength exercising harness of
3. The wearable strength exercising harness of
4. The wearable strength exercising harness of
5. The wearable strength exercising harness of
6. The wearable strength exercising harness of
7. The wearable strength exercising harness of
a first hand grip adapted for pushing against said resistance element; and
a second hand grip opposed to said first hand grip and adapted for pulling against said resistance element.
8. A wearable strength exercising harness comprising:
a pair of foot stirrups;
a wearable fitness harness; and
a plurality of interchangeable resistance elements for removably connecting each said foot stirrup to said wearable fitness harness.
9. The wearable strength exercising harness of
10. The wearable strength exercising harness of
11. The wearable strength exercising harness of
12. The wearable strength exercise harness of
a polymer shell having an upper surface opposite a lower surface;
a padding laminated to said lower surface;
wherein said harness is capable of being worn behind a user's neck and upon the shoulders.
13. The wearable strength exercise harness of
14. A method for exercise utilizing a wearable strength exercise harness described in
15. An exercise method comprising:
aerobic activity, in combination with
16. The exercise method of
17. The exercise method of
The present invention was first described in U.S. Provisional Patent No. 60/513,325 filed on Oct. 23, 2003. There are no other previously file or pending applications anywhere in the world.
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a strength exercising harness comprising latex tubes and pushup blocks, in particularly to a strength exercising harness of the type worn on the body whereby the user may vary the resistance.
2. Description of the Related Art
Numerous types of stretch resistance tube exercising equipment and apparatuses are being marketed today. In U.S. Pat. No. 4,961,573 a boxing exercise harness is worn on the upper torso and includes handgrips, a pulley system and elastic straps. The user performs a boxing routine while the latex tubes oppose arm movement. One popular device placed on the market by a company known as Go Fit(™) is a simple 4-foot resistance latex tube. The resistance load for arms and leg muscles are provided by stretching the latex tube between handles or wall attachments during an attempt to stretch and stabilize one self against the tremulous and also do to certain points of fixation none of these apparatuses provide the versatility used for pushup routines or heavy resistance squats. The apparatus design comes in a series of deluxe packages which become expensive and none of the prior art allows the user to buy only the various inexpensive detachable, interchangeable latex tubing as an accessory item in order to decrease or increase the resistance. In U.S. Pat. No. 5,518,481 a resilient stretching exercise device is worn on the body about the shoulders. The body support is comprised of elastic loops which terminate into hand grips whereby the user may exercise the upper body while walking does not provide a means for variation of resistance or nor does it provide the padded comfort as mentioned in the present invention and therefore limited to advanced exercise routines. A popular device placed on the market by a company known as Lifeline fitness is a simple harness worn around the back having interchangeable tubes. User experience discomfort throughout the fingers and hands as most of the forces of resistance is applied to your fingers and hands which are relied upon in order to hold the resistance tubes to the floor as the users hands are also coming in contact with undesirable soiled surfaces while doing pushups. This device cannot be worn while running in place or during aerobic routines and deeper pushup repetitions can not be achieved for broadening the shoulders and chest.
It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide an improved strength exercising harness.
Briefly described according to one embodiment of the present invention, a strength exercising harness is provided comprising latex tubes and pushup blocks, in particularly to a strength exercising harness of the type worn on the body whereby the user may vary the resistance of the latex tubes by attaching and detaching several wrapped cords or light, medium, or heavy latex tubes to the harness and pushup blocks and foot straps. The user can engage in the exercise of arms, shoulders, chest, back, and leg exercises while walking on the beach or through the park or any where such routines would be impossible and inconvenient because other devices are cumbersome and have no transportability and require laying down on a bench with your feet off the floor this will open the chain of muscle groups while it has been discovered desirable a closed chain exercise like pushups which locks the legs feet and arms chest abdomen etc. together will give you a much better result when toning and strengthening muscles and skeletal. There are additionally numerous benefits advantages such as being able to exercise for cardiovascular fitness while wearing the harness being loaded with resistance and no weight that will cause a ballistic nature of forces and a high level of stress on the musculature and skeletal system of the user.
It is the further object of the present invention to provide for an exercise device, having the simple capability for the user to engage in an array of body toning exercises primarily, pushup and squat resistant exercises at any time or any place in a variety of terrains encountered in an outdoor environment which may result in a more all around form of mental and physical stimulus as opposed to mechanically assisted indoor exercise and the which would present a inconvenience and impossible task to use a non transportable cumbersome fitness equipment and is a device that can be used under weightless conditions in orbit about a celestial body.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide for an exercise device which may be simple in construction being partially made from existing materials found on the shelf such as ½ inch PVC elbow joints, 45 degree angle joints, conduits, couplings and T connectors. The harness is worn on the shoulders in a natural and comfortable fashion while also being used to perform pushups and achieve a deeper descending motion for broadening the chest squats and other jumping routines. Having a design which will allow user to increase and decrease resistance with little modifications, and also isolate the particular muscle group for which conditioning is desired. It is a primary object of the present invention to connect pushup blocks with latex straps or tubes to a wearable harness to provide for a total gym that can be worn and used in a variety of terrains easily fitted for the user to wear on the back and shoulders supports and simply straight forward in articulated motions. The form of the device is out of a padded strap harness being comprised of fasteners. The padding and adjustable straps are sewn webbing materials together with components that are a type of clam cleats, semi circular barrel shaped terminals, rings or eyelets. The rings may have hooks in order to attach and detach latex tubes or cords having plugs or bungs, and links co frictional fitted, wet end insertions. The latex tubes can be made in a variety of ways, lengths diameters and elasticity's to accommodate different sizes and strengths of the user.
The advantages and features of the present invention will become better understood with reference to the following more detailed description and claims taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which like elements are identified with like symbols, and in which:
The best mode for carrying out the invention is presented in terms of its preferred embodiment, herein depicted within the Figures.
1. Detailed Description of the Figures
Now, referring to
The latex tubes (3) have an adjustment means whereby notched or drilled holes (9) through the harness straps (1 a) serve as a key way coupling securement for the latex tube and fastener plugs (4) which are larger in diameter than the key way hole (9) for securement. The latex tube (3) may have two or three plugs or knots which may be inserted and spaced apart inside or outside the latex tube which serve as fasteners to the strap key way notch (9) in order to adjust the latex tube length by pulling the latex tube through the keyway (9) and latching the plug or knot into the keyway notch (9). Similar type adjustments can be achieved with sewn fasteners such as
2. Operation of the Preferred Embodiment
To use the present invention after placing the harness (1) over the head behind the neck and across the shoulder blades, while situating the shoulder pads (14 a) over each shoulder right and left. The user arms are then placed between the latex tubes (3) and straddled by the latex tubes (3) that are attached to each shoulder strap of the harness and pushup stands.
The foregoing descriptions of specific embodiments of the present invention have been presented for purposes of illustration and description. They are not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention to the precise forms disclosed, and obviously many modifications and variations are possible in light of the above teaching. The embodiments were chosen and described in order to best explain the principles of the invention and its practical application, to thereby enable others skilled in the art to best utilize the invention and various embodiments with various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated. It is intended that the scope of the invention be defined by the claims appended hereto and their equivalents. Therefore, the scope of the invention is to be limited only by the following claims.