Patent Number: 7,611,448

Title: Adjustable-weight exercise apparatus and method

Abstract: An adjustable-weight exercise apparatus include a rod with opposing end sections defining bearing surfaces, a first shallow channel without ribs, and a second shallow channel with ribs. The weights each include a hub shaped to telescopingly slide onto ends of the rod. Each hub further includes opposing flexible fingers with tips configured to slide along the second shallow channel when in a first rotational orientation during assembly of the weights onto the rod, and configured to flex over a raised detent into engagement with the second shallow channel between the ribs when the weight is rotated.

Inventors: Schiff; Jon D. (St. Joseph, MI)


International Classification: A63B 21/072 (20060101); A63B 21/075 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017