Exercise is a fundamental key to good health. It is even more important when you are confined to a wheelchair. Over 35 years of weight training experience from the wheelchair has gone into the design of our machines, which can be used by people with disabilities, the elderly as well as the able-bodied equally!
Please feel free to email us at CustomerService@AccessTR.com or call us at 1-800-634-4351 if you have any questions or if we can be of further assistance to you. We have several customers that you could call who have been using the Equalizer 1000 if you would like references.
- Seat Bench Press & Rowing
- Overhead or "Military" Press
- Hi/Lo Pulley Station
- Lat Pull Down Station
- Seated Butterfly or Peck Deck
Station 1: Vertical Bench Press
Most of the major muscle groups (chest, shoulder, triceps, and back muscles) in your upper body are exercised using the Vertical Bench Press Station. The Bench Press is a foundation movement with most muscle training programs. Each arm work independently of the other, allowing you to select varying weights, in the case you have more strength in one side than the other. Additionally, each arm has a fully adjustable height to fit your individual needs. The handgrips are adjustable for either wide or narrow grip by sliding the handles to the desired position. Handgrip is not required, just place the palms on the handles and push away. The back support is fully adjustable and allows for different positions for either a partial or full press. Your pushing movement holds you securely in place. Straps and retaining devices are not needed. This station comes standard with 200# weight stack in 10-pound units. Larger and smaller stacks available.
Station 2: Seated Military Press
This exercise works the chest, shoulder, back and triceps muscles. The handle is fully adjustable to allow for your individual height. The padded backrest prevents you from tipping over backwards while pressing up. The removable stool allows the able bodied to use both the Vertical Bench Press and the Seated Military Press. Weight selection is done by simply moving the selector pin.
Station 3: High/Low Pulleys
This station has upper and lower handle attachments connected to the weight stack, through a series of pulleys and cables, giving you a wide variety of different exercises that can be done. The pulley station will exercise your chest, shoulder, biceps-tricepsâs and forearm muscles very effectively. This can all be done from the wheelchair without assistance. Additionally the PREACHER BENCH option can be added to this station to execute forward and reverse curls. When dealing with trace muscle groups the hi/lo pulley stack can be counter balanced, with an option, to almost zero resistance and weight change can be done in increments of 1 pound.
Station 4: Lat Pull-Down
This station exercises the back and shoulder muscles as well as the tricepsâ muscles, again all done from the wheelchair without assistance. "S" hooks can be added to the bar for use with the optional padded wrist cuffs. The LAP PAD option prevents you from coming out of the chair as if doing a pull up. This pad works for the able bodied also.
The lat bar can be pulled down behind the neck and down to the front of your chest. We can also add optional "S" Hooks to attach the Deluxe Padded Wrist and Ankle cuffs These are movements that work your back muscles. You can also reverse your grip, palm facing you, grab close to the center of the bar and pull down in front to your chest. This movement works your biceps as well as your back.
Station 5: Vertical Butterfly Or Peck Deck
This station is designed so that all you have to do is back your wheelchair up to it to begin your workout. This unit is fantastic for the shoulder and chest muscles. Because it does not require any handholds, it is an excellent machine for Quads. All work is done by placing your arms behind the pads, which work independently of each other, and squeezing with shoulder and chest muscles. This unit is a favorite with many of the wheelchair racers as the movement gives them extra strength for pushing their rims. This unit comes standard with 200-pound weight stack in 10-pound units. A 150-pound combo weight stack in 5 and 10-pound units are also available. Selection of desired weight is accomplished by simply moving one pin for the desired weight.