Methods and apparatus for adjusting weight resistance to exercise

  • US 7,066,867 B2
  • Filed: 10/11/2002
  • Issued: 06/27/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/11/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An exercise dumbbell, comprising:

  • a handle member having a first weight supporting section, a second weight supporting section, and a handle that extends therebetween and defines a longitudinal axis, wherein each said weight supporting section has an axially measured length that is bounded by a respective inner end and a respective outer end;

    first weights sized and configured to be supported by the first weight supporting section;

    second weights sized and configured to be supported by the second weight supporting section; and

    a first weight selector associated with the first weight supporting section and the first weights, and a second weight selector associated with the second weight supporting section and the second weights, wherein each said weight selector is movably mounted on the handle member and movable between a respective first latched position, disposed entirely outboard from a respective inner end, and a respective second latched position, disposed entirely inboard from a respective outer end, displaced axially relative to a respective first latched position, and engaging a different combination of respective weights.

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