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Lateral Sliding Grips on a Barbell

Company: Danger Fit

Primary: ME
Secondary: BME

Non-Disclosure Agreement: NO

Intellectual Property: YES

Objective: This product combines multiple exercise movements into one which will help the user generate muscle development unlike any other exercise. The objective of this project is to create two grips that can attach and detach from a barbell. These grips must be able to slide smoothly and simultaneously to the left and right on the barbell. These grips must be able to be locked onto the bar and still slide on the bar. With these sliding grips, the user will be able to widen and retract the grip on the barbell. The grips will need to have adjustable tension so the user can decide how difficult they want the sliding motion to be. Use of the design should be assessed in appropriate ways, including using Electromyography (EMG) on the muscles to determine how the movement affects them [Note that this will require IRB approval]. The grips must be made out of durable but cost-efficient material. Sliding Motion: These grips will be able to slide left and right in an easy smooth motion such as a smith machine. For example, when bench pressing, the movement of the grips will make it act as if the user is doing a press, pec fly, and close grip press. These grips can be used for other exercises such as rows, shoulders press, lateral raises, etc. Deliverables: The student's final project must be a sellable product. This product must have the following: 1. Attachable and detachable grips that slide on the barbell simultaneously with adjustable tension 2. Use a material that is durable but lightweight and cost-efficient 3. Test the product, including with EMGs 4. Create a carry bag for the grips 5. Have the company's logo/name on the grips They will be given work from the previous semester with data and research. They will also be given all current prototypes to work off of.



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