Exercise weight system

  • US 5,971,899 A
  • Filed: 06/19/1998
  • Issued: 10/26/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/05/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An exercise weight system having an adjustable exercise mass, which comprises:

  • (a) a plurality of individual weights each of which comprises;

    (i) a pair of spaced apart weight plates including a first substantially vertical weight plate spaced from a second substantially vertical weight plate by a predetermined distance;

    (ii) at least one interconnecting member extending between and rigidly affixed to the first and second weight plates for rigidly joining the weight plates together, andthe weight plates and interconnecting member(s) of each weight being separate and distinct from the weight plates and interconnecting member(s) of the other weights such that the weight plates and interconnecting member(s) of each weight form a single unit;

    (b) wherein the predetermined distance between the first and second weight plates of successive weights is progressively longer from an innermost weight to an outermost weight such that the weights can be nested together in a horizontally extending stack with the first weight plates being nested together on one side of the horizontal stack and the second weight plates being nested together on the other side of the horizontal stack; and

    (c) at least one connecting member which mechanically couples a desired number of weights for joint use without requiring that a user manually hold the weights together, wherein the connecting member is adjustable between different positions relative to the weights to allow the user to select different numbers of weights for joint use depending upon the position of the connecting member, thereby to adjust the exercise mass.

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