Awhile back, a personal trainer from a small town in upstate New York sent me an email asking me about what Preacher curl (Scott curl) bench I liked best and why. His question came in two parts: what brand to buy; whether to purchase a seated Preacher curl, or a standing one. For my money, I would recommend the seated Preacher curl made by Atlantis Fitness.
Atlantis makes many of the best strength training pieces in the industry, and their Preacher Curl (or Scott curl if you prefer) benches are a shining example of their engineering superiority over other brands for the following reasons:
The main pad is both wide and long enough to adequately support the arms during training. Additionally, the main pad’s angle is perfect – not too steep, not too flat. Both stems – the one that supports the main pad, and the one that supports the seat – are adjustable, which gives the widest range of possible permutations to fit every physique.
If you’ve ever tried performing Preacher curls on a bench with no adjustments, or on a bench where the main pad is fixed, you know what I mean. Invariably, you never get the right fit, and usually feel as if your arms are being separated from your body at the shoulders.
The seat on Atlantis’ Preacher bench is angled downward. This is a great idea, because a downward angle seat allows the pelvis to sit in a more natural position, making it is easier on the lower back. When the seat is adjusted to the proper height – hips slightly higher than knees – the optimal training position is attained.
Keep reading about the value of a seated versus standing Preacher curl bench.
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