Patent Number: 6,168,556

Title: Wrist strap apparatus for use in weight training

Abstract: A weight training wrist strap apparatus for use by one with limited or essentially no handgrip strength is provided, the invention comprising a first strap for wrapping around a human wrist which includes a depending strap portion having an attachment clip for connection to weight training equipment. If desired, a second strap is provided for wrapping around the first strap for added stabilization of the first strap when using increased weight resistance. In this manner, all of the weight training force is transferred to the wrist of the user with the result that no gripping of the equipment by the hand of the user is necessary. The second strap may include a thumb loop for anchoring the strap for ease of wrapping the second strap to complete the apparatus-wrapping maneuver. Implementation and use of the apparatus provides for a complete upper body workout wherein increasingly heavier weight resistance without the requirement of gripping strength. The wrist strap is formed of a few strong, simple and durable parts, which will be easy to use and inexpensive to manufacture.

Inventors: Saavedra; Mario (San Juan Capistrano, CA)

Assignee: Heinsbergen; Sylvia

International Classification: A63B 23/035 (20060101); A63B 23/12 (20060101); A63B 21/06 (20060101); A63B 021/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018