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    Pics. of gym..

    Herco,here's a couple of pictures of the setup that I have..

    I'm not sure that it is a solution for everyone but for me it has worked out fine..

    You may want to look at a rehab center or gym that has one setup and look it over before you make a decision..

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    Pic. 2

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      Post same pic. twice,sorry..This should be other veiw..

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        #4
        Thanks Brent, It looks great. I love how compact it is.

        Dave

        Its better to beg forgiveness than ask permission!
        Dave

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          #5
          That is really cool.Sure doesnt take as much room as my uppertone,i may look into this..Thanks for the pics Brent.

          ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

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            A pic really is worth a thousand words. Nice to be able to visualize it. Thanks.

            Do you find the slight incline of the backs to give you any trouble getting "back" to the stations at all? Keep wondering if you get any chair "tip" when pushing.

            Haven't posted in my thread lately, was checking with my brother, he has a home gym they aren't using anymore. Was gonna give it to me [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Unfortunately it looks too big and has a "lot" of recline to the backs. [img]/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif[/img]

            Oh well, the decision continues...

            "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
            "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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              #7
              Brent are you a quad? If so, is it hard to use the bicep curl?

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                Sure thing Shaun,glad to be of any help if I can..

                McD,I haven't had any trouble with tipping..The frame and backs are on an 85 degree angle,just guessing,the back of my chair is about the same so they mesh together pretty good and I always keep my brakes locked..The only time that I've had any problems with tipping was when using the pulley to do ab exercise with..I use it to do tricep extensions and I tried to budge too much weight once,then my chair tipped a little..

                The main thing that I liked about it Dave was that it was within my budget and it is somewhat similar to some of the machines designed for a person using a chair..And I also had the help and equipment to do any modifying that I might need..

                It may be an alternative for some people..For sure,it beats having to pay the extra cost for a gym designed for a person using a chair..

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                  jlaubham,I'm c 6-7 quad..I've not had any problems with doing curls or any other pulling exercises..

                  I use velcroed wrist cuffs or ankle cuffs that have metal O rings attached..On the gym I added an S-hook to the cable and chain used for curling and did the same with the lat-pull..

                  So far this has been the easiest way to do the exercises that I have found..

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                    #10
                    Hey Brent, just got back around to the planning stage.

                    Don't know how I missed it before but, the curling station you have on your setup; in all the pics I see at online retailers this doesn't exist. They just show the bar laying on the floor. I don't even see it as an option.

                    Am I just missing something or did you do some *real* mods to yours?

                    "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
                    "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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                      Hey Mcd,yeah,it is something that I added..It was fairly simple and cheap to build..

                      I did a seach on preacher curl benches and came up with attachments for home gyms like this http://www.afitnessequipment.com/KeysArm2.html .

                      I purchased one,then went to a local foundry and bought some scrap metal for a base..

                      Finding the right angles and adjustments to make it comfortable to work with was a little aggravating but over all it is pretty easily done..

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                        #12
                        Hey McD,I also did a little altering on the back pad in the bench station..I have it fixed to where it will extend out further..It gives me stablity when I do lat pulls or rowing exercise..It was also pretty easily done..

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                          #13
                          Nice job Dude! That is OEM looking.

                          I can see doing the backrest mods, the curl station probably out of my league. But at least gives me ideas to work with. Thx.

                          "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
                          "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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                            #14
                            that is a smart way to change the base and
                            curl angle platform,now i don't have to get a
                            versatrainer.

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                              McD,I doubt you would have any problems,it really was pretty simple to put together..After getting the materials it was just drilling a couple of holes,a couple of cuts then a couple of welds..Everything is adjustable the way I have it,everything but the welds that is..

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