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    Preacher curl bench that works with a wheelchair

    I'm looking to buy or buy-then-modify a preacher curl bench. I've been using a standard incline bench to do preacher curls one arm at a time (dumbbells) but I really want one that I can use with a barbell.
    Any ideas?
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    If you have the resources, I'd say make one out of wood. This guy made one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a4nbp6_q6M It looks rickety but works for him. You could also buy something like this https://www.amazon.com/ZENY-Preacher...=preacher+curl and use an angle grinder with a cutting wheel to remove the seat portion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tman9513 View Post
    If you have the resources, I'd say make one out of wood. This guy made one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a4nbp6_q6M It looks rickety but works for him. You could also buy something like this https://www.amazon.com/ZENY-Preacher...=preacher+curl and use an angle grinder with a cutting wheel to remove the seat portion.
    I watched that video too and wood is definitely not in the cards for me. Too rickity. I’m doing 35 lbs dumbbells now and hoping to get up closer to my old numbers with a comfort-grip barbell. Going to failure and dropping a dumbbell with 75-100 lbs onto a wood rack would freak me out.

    I’ve thought about modding one like the one you linked to, but the problem is always that thickness of the floor portion under the removed seat; it’s too tall for most (including my) footrests. Oh wait. My workout chair will soon be an iBOT and I think it will clear that easily...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajstevens View Post
    Join a gym
    I did. None of theirs are useable from a wheelchair.
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    No need for more stuff cluttering up the house. Get creative with stuff you already have. You can stack pillows on a table to select the exact height and clearance that suits you. Alternatively, if you don't want to deal with moving pillows around the house, Herman Miller type office chairs can do the trick. Their arms are adjustable and extend laterally beyond the sides of back so you can sit in your wheelchair and rest your elbow on the arm of the chair without any interference.

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