The present invention is directed to an exercising apparatus (20) which includes a torque arm (24) for rotation on a shaft (38) which is connected to a countertorque machine (26). The exercising person moves torque arm (24) through a flexible strap (28). Strap (28) includes a loop (36) for sliding along torque arm (24). The flexibility and sliding capability of strap (28) provide for the person to do the exact movement which he would otherwise do during an athletic event. Therefore, the person may exercise good form and coordination at the threshold speed of the resistance machine (26) for the movement of a particular sport.