Preacher Curl Attachment Owner’s / Assembly Manual P/N: 001-7015.061512.B Congratulations on your commitment to fitness and your purchase of the Bowflex® Preacher Curl attachment Before assembling your Bowflex Preacher Curl attachment, please read the Owner’s/Assembly Manual and follow the Important Safety Precautions. ® To validate warranty support, keep the original proof of purchase and record the following information: Serial Number __________________________ Date of Purchase ____________________ To register your product warranty, go to: www.bowflex.com/register Or call 1 (800) 605–3369. If you have questions or problems with your product, please call 1 (800) NAUTILUS (628–8458). Table of Contents Important Safety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Before You Assemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hardware and Tool Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Parts Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Assembly Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How to Use Your Preacher Curl Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Muscle Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Important Safety Precautions IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This icon means a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Obey the following warnings: Read and understand all Warnings on this machine. Carefully read and understand the complete manual for this accessory equipment. • Refer to your original Owner’s Manual for your Bowflex ® home gym for a list of general warnings. If you do not have the Owner’s Manual, please contact Nautilus, Inc. at 1-800-605-3369 for a replacement copy. • Keep bystanders and children away from the product you are assembling at all times. • Children must not be let on or near to this machine. Moving parts and other features of the machine can be dangerous to children. • Not intended for use by anyone under 14 years of age. • Maximum user weight: 300 lbs. (136 kg). Do not use if you are over this weight. • Keep the Power Rod® resistance rods bound when they are not in use to immobilize the machine. • This product, its packaging, and components contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice is provided in accordance with California’s Proposition 65. If you would like additional information, please refer to our website at www.nautilus.com/prop65. Safety Warning Labels There are no warning labels on the Preacher Curl attachment itself. Once the Preacher Curl attachment is installed, pay attention to the warning labels located on the Bowflex® home gym. Please read all safety precautions and warning information prior to using your product. Be sure to replace any warning label if damaged, illegible, or missing. If you need replacement labels, please call a Bowflex® Representative at 1-800-605-3369. 3 Before You Assemble Before You Assemble Basic Assembly Principles Please take the time to read all assembly instructions before attempting to assemble your Bowflex® Preacher Curl accessory. Here are a few basic tips that will make your assembly of the Bowflex ® Preacher Curl attachment quick and easy. By using these principles, you can simplify each process and save yourself extra time and effort. Please note that the procedure for installing the Preacher Curl attachment is slightly different for a Bowflex Xtreme®, Bowflex Xtreme® 2, Bowflex Xtreme® SE or Bowflex Xceed™ home gym. Most of these models will require the seat to be stabilized with the Seat Locking Pin in the Preacher Curl kit. However, some Bowflex® home gym models are already equipped with a Seat Locking Pin. 1. To make the assembly process go faster, gather the pieces you need for each step and thoroughly read the assembly instructions for that step prior to starting assembly for the step. 2. W hen tightening a locknut on a bolt, use a combination wrench to grip the locknut and ensure that it is fastened securely. 3. W hen attaching two pieces, gently lift and look through the bolt holes to help guide the bolt through the holes. 4. As a general rule, and for all bolts and nuts on your Bowflex ® Preacher Curl attachment, turn bolts or nuts toward the right (clockwise) to tighten and left (counterclockwise) to loosen. Or you can remember the mnemonic: “Righty tighty, lefty loosey.” Hardware and Tool Guide Tools Required: • 9/16” Wrench or socket wrench • 1/2” Wrench (for older Xtreme® 2 model only) • 7/32” Allen Wrench (provided) • 3/16” Allen Wrench (provided) Hardware: NOTE: Illustrations not to scale. Descr: Allen Bolt - 3/8” x 5-3/4” Qty: 1 Descr: Allen Bolt - 3/8” x 2-3/4” Qty: 2 Descr: Allen Bolt - 5/16” x 1” Qty: 4 4 Descr: Flathead Bolt - 3/8” x 1” Qty: 4 Descr: Flat Washer 5/16” Qty: 4 Descr: Flat Washer 3/8” Qty: 4 Descr: Lock Nut 3/8” Qty: 1 Parts Guide 13 15 6 9 8 14 10 16 7 2 17 5 11 1 12 14 3 4 Item #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Qty: 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 Description: FRONT ASSEMBLY BACKBONE ASSEMBLY V-PULLEY ASSEMBLY CABLE ASSEMBLY PREACHER CURL BAR SEAT POST PREACHER CURL PAD SUPPORT BRACKET SEAT LOCKING PIN Item #: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Qty: 1 4 2 4 4 4 1 1 Description: Allen Bolt 3/8” X 5-3/4” Flathead Bolt 3/8” X 1” Allen Bolt 3/8” X 2-3/4” Allen Bolt 5/16” X 1” Flat Washer 3/8” Flat Washer 5/16” Hex Nut 3/8” LOCKING KNOB 5 Assembly Instructions STEP 1: Secure the Seat Assembly Seat Pad Seat backbone 8 16 8 9 Seat bolt & washer 9 14 10 Seat support rail Figure 1b - Installed support bracket (seat pad not shown for clarity) Figure 1a - Remove seat pad to install support bracket Parts: • Seat Assembly on home gym • (1) Support Bracket - Item 8 • (1) Seat Locking Pin - Item 9 Hardware: • (4) Bolts under Seat at mounting bracket • (1) 3/8” X 5-3/4 Allen Bolt - Item 10 • (2) 3/8” Washers - Item 14 • (1) 3/8” Nut - Item 16 Tools: • 7/32” Hex Wrench • 3/16” Hex Wrench (for seat bolts) • 1/2” Hex Wrench (for seat bolts on older Bowflex Xtreme® 2 model) 10 Assembly Steps: 1-1 If your home gym is equipped with a Leg Extension attachment, make sure that the Leg Extension is not installed under the seat. 1-2 If your home gym seat is equipped with a Seat Locking Pin (9), secure the Seat Assembly on the Seat Support Rail with the Seat Locking Pin. Go to Step 2. If your home gym is not equipped with a Seat Locking Pin, detach the Seat Pad from the Seat Backbone by unscrewing the 4 seat bolts in the seat mounting bracket. 1-3 Slip the Support Bracket (8) onto the Seat Backbone and secure with the Allen Bolt (10), Washers (14) and Nut (16). See Figure 1a and 1b. Reattach the Seat Pad to the Seat Backbone with the 4 seat bolts and washers. 1-4 Secure the Seat Assembly and Support Bracket on the Seat Support Rail with the Seat Locking Pin. See Figure 1b. 6 Assembly Instructions STEP 2: Preacher Curl Sub-assembly 2 11 1 Figure 2 Parts: • (1) Front Assembly - Item 1 • (1) Backbone Assembly - Item 2 Hardware: • (4) 3/8” X1” Flathead Screws - Item 11 Assembly Steps: 2-1 Attach the Front Assembly (1) to the Backbone Assembly (2) using the hardware shown. See Figure 2. 2-2 Tighten hardware. Tools: • 7/32” Hex Wrench 7 Assembly Instructions STEP 3: Install Preacher Curl Sub-assembly Leg extension mount 2 17 2 Leg extension mount 17 Figure 3a Figure 3b - view from below seat Parts: • Preacher Curl Sub-assembly from Step 2 • (1) Locking Knob - Item 17 (for the Bowflex Xtreme® home gym without Leg Extension) Tools: • 7/32” Hex Wrench Assembly Steps: 3-1 Slide the Backbone Assembly (2) into the Leg Extension mount under the seat. 3-2 If your home gym is already equipped with a Locking Knob under the seat, lock the Preacher Curl Sub-assembly in position. I f your home gym’s seat assembly is not equipped with a Locking Knob, secure the Preacher Curl Sub-assembly with the Locking Knob (17). 8 Assembly Instructions STEP 4: Install V-Pulley Assembly 3 12 14 Cable plate Pulley 4 Cable route 3 Figure 4 - V-pulley assembly (squat pulleys not shown) Parts: • Preacher Curl Sub-assembly from Step 3 • (2) V-Pulley Assembly - Item 3 • (1) Cable Assembly - Item 4 Hardware: • (2) 3/8” X 2-3/4” Bolts - Item 12 • (2) 3/8” Washers - Item 14 Tools: • 7/32” Hex Wrench Assembly Steps: 4-1 Mount one V-Pulley (3) on the Front Assembly (1) using the hardware shown. See Figure 4. Tighten the Bolt only halfway. 4-2 Route one Cable (4) through the opening between the pulley groove and cable plate. Tighten the pulley Bolt. 4-3 Repeat for the second V-Pulley Assembly. 9 Assembly Instructions STEP 5: Attach Cables to Preacher Curl Bar 5 D-ring strap 4 Figure 5 - Attach cable assembly to D-ring strap (squat pulleys not shown) Parts: • Preacher Curl Sub-assembly from Step 4 • Squat pulleys and cables on home gym • (1) Cable Assembly - Item 4 • (1) Preacher Curl Bar - Item 5 Assembly Steps: 5-1 Attach the snap hook on the yoke of the Cable Assembly (4) to the D-ring strap on the Preacher Curl Bar (5). See Figure 5. 5-2 Route the other end of each Cable (4) through the squat pulley on the same side of the machine, then up to the chest bar pulley. Connect the Cable to the cable in the chest bar pulley. Note: To route the Cables for the Bowflex Xtreme® 2 unit, thread each Cable between the squat pulley cable and the pulley groove in the squat pulley. 5-3 Place the squat pulleys in the #1 position (closest to the Power Rod® unit). 10 Assembly Instructions STEP 6: Bicep Curl Pad Assembly 13 6 15 7 Figure 6 Parts: • (1) Seat Post - Item 6 • (1) Pad - Item 7 Hardware: • (4) 5/16” X 1” Hex Bolts - Item 13 • (4) 5/16” Washers - Item 15 Assembly Steps: 6-1 Attach the Pad (7) to the Seat Post (6) using the hardware shown. See Figure 6. 6-2 Tighten hardware. Tools: • 3/16” Hex Wrench 11 Assembly Instructions STEP 7: Mount Bicep Curl Pad on Lower Sub-assembly Pop pin Figure 7 - (only one squat pulley shown) Parts: • Bicep Curl Pad Assembly from Step 6 • Preacher Curl Sub-assembly from Step 5 Assembly Steps: 7-1 Insert the Bicep Curl Pad Assembly in the mount on the Preacher Curl Sub-assembly, as shown in Figure 7. 7-2 Adjust the Bicep Curl Pad Assembly to the desired height and secure with the pop pin. 12 Assembly Instructions STEP 8: Final Inspection Please inspect your exercise equipment to ensure that all fasteners are tight and components are properly assembled. Review all warnings affixed to machine. Congratulations! You have successfully completed assembly and installation of your Bowflex® Preacher Curl attachment! WA R N I N G Failure to visually check and test assembly before use can cause damage to the Bowflex® Preacher Curl Attachment and Home Gym, and serious injury to users and bystanders, and can also compromise the effectiveness of your exercise program. DANGER AT T E N T I O N Maintenance Daily IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED After each use, wipe the equipment free of sweat with a clean, dry cloth. Upholstery can be cleaned with a mild detergent or spray cleaner. Weekly CAUTION If used often, your accessory should be thoroughly cleaned using a clean cloth and an ammonia based cleanser. Wipe the unit down completely and be sure to touch up any scratches with touch up paint to prevent rusting. Monthly Check the frame of the unit for any sign of cracking or permanent bending. If you find this situation, do not use the accessory and contact Bowflex Service immediately. 13 How to Use Your Preacher Curl Pulley Position and Cable Routing When using the Preacher Curl attachment, attach the cables to the squat pulley cables. The squat pullleys are placed in the #1 position (closest to the Power Rod® unit). Refer to the illustration below for proper cable routing. Active pulleys are on the squat station and center cross bar. (Bowflex Xtreme® SE model shown) 14 How to Use Your Preacher Curl The Bowflex® Preacher Curl attachment is specifically designed to give added support for working the biceps. The attachment is installed at the Leg Extension mount under the seat, and serves to stabilize the arms to create a more effective exercise. Before you connect the Preacher Curl cables, unhook the cables on the home gym from the Power Rod® unit. Attach the snap hook on the Preacher Curl cable assembly to the D-ring strap on the Preacher Curl Bar. Adjust the height of the bicep curl pad as needed for a comfortable exercise position. This optimum position will be different for each person. Connect the Preacher Curl cables to the pulley cables as shown in the preceding cable routing illustration. Adjust the D-ring strap to the correct length for your arms’ reach. E-Z Curl Bar The E-Z Curl Bar is available separately as an accessory for your Bowflex® home gym. The E-Z Curl Bar allows variations on the Preacher Curl exercise by increasing the number of possible hand/arm positions. Unhook the preacher curl bar from the cables, and set it safely aside. Attach the E-Z Curl Bar chain to the cables, and place it on the hooked bar holders above the V-pulleys. Use a length of chain that allows a full range of motion without bottoming out the rods. Adjust the height of the bicep curl pad as needed for a comfortable exercise position. This optimum position will be different for each person. Safety: • Make sure the attachment is locked in position and that the seat has been stabilized with the seat locking pin before sitting on it or adding weight to the cables. • Before using the attachment, make sure all fasteners are in place and tightened. • Always check fasteners, snap hooks, cables and pulleys before each workout to ensure proper functioning. Consult a physician before you start an exercise program. Stop exercising if you feel pain or tightness in your chest, become short of breath, or feel faint. Contact your doctor before you use the machine again. Use the values calculated or measured by the machine’s computer for reference purposes only. Check out the E-Z Curl Bar and a wide selection of other great products available at www.bowflex.com 15 Exercises Preacher Curl – Elbow Flexion (in supination) Muscles worked: Biceps; Brachialis; Brachioradialis Position: Seated – facing outward Accessory: reacher Curl Attachment, P E-Z Curl Bar (optional - shown in exercise photos) Pulleys: Squat station Key Points: • Keep wrists straight. • Keep chest lifted, abs tight and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back. START • S eated, facing away from the Power Rod® unit. • Rest your elbows on the pad and grasp the handles of the preacher curl bar with an underhand grip. • Your knees should be bent and feet flat on the floor. ACTION • S lowly curl the handles in an arc toward your head while keeping your elbows and upper arms completely still. • Slowly lower to the starting position. Reverse Curl Muscles worked: Biceps, brachioradialis Position: Seated – facing outward Accessory: Preacher Curl Attachment, E-Z Curl Bar (optional - shown in exercise photos) Pulleys: Squat station Key Points: • Keep wrists straight. • Keep trunk muscles tight and maintain a very slight arch in the low back. 16 START ACTION • S eated, facing away from the Power Rod® unit. • Rest your elbows on the pad and grasp the handles of the preacher curl bar with palms facing down. Your hands should be turned in slightly. • Your knees should be bent and feet flat on the floor. • C url the bar upward toward your shoulders, keeping upper arms completely still. • Slowly lower to the starting position by performing the same arching motion. • K eep tension on the muscles throughout the exercise. Muscle Chart Sternocleidomastoid Trapezius Pectoralis Major Anterior Deltoid Medial Deltoid Biceps Brachialis External Obliques Serratus Anterior Rectus Abdominus Posterior Deltoid Infraspinatus Teres Major Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Triceps Latissimus Dorsi Brachioradialis Pronator Teres Flexor Carpi Radialis Gluteus Medius Tensor Fasciae Latae Gluteus Maximus Iliopsoas Adductor Magnus Pectineus Rectus Femoris Vastus Lateralis Vastus Medialis Peroneus Longus Extensor Digitorum Longus Adductor Longus Iliotibial Tract Gracilis Biceps Femoris Semitendinosus Semimembranosus Sartorius Gastrocnemius Soleus Tibialis Anterior 17 18 Limited Warranty Who Is Covered This warranty is valid only to the original purchaser and is not transferable or applicable to any other person(s). What Is Covered Nautilus, Inc. warrants that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship, when used for the purpose intended, under normal conditions, and provided it receives proper care and maintenance as described in the Product’s Assembly and Owner’s manual. This warranty is good only for authentic, original, legitimate machines manufactured by Nautilus, Inc. and sold through an authorized agent and used in the United States or Canada. Terms • Parts 6 weeks How Nautilus Will Support the Warranty Throughout and as set forth under the terms of the Warranty, Nautilus, Inc. will provide a replacement for any component or part that proves to be defective in materials or workmanship. Nautilus, Inc. reserves the right to substitute material of equal or better quality if identical materials are not available under this warranty. 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