View Full Version : Body Solid Leg Attachment GLDA3 Help
12-22-2010, 03:28 PM
I have the Body Solid GFID71 and recently received the GLDA3 leg attachment as a gift. The problem I am having is when doing leg curls I can't seem to get into a decent position. Laying with the bench and seat pad flat puts to much pressure on my lower back, and dropping the seat pad down to try and create the angle that I believe most leg curl machines have isn't possible because the pad where your knees rest doesn't go low enough.
Anyone that has this attachment have any success in creating a comfortable position for leg curls? Thanks for any help.
12-22-2010, 03:36 PM
I wouldn't bother doing leg curls with one of those bench attachments. It's awkward at best.
12-22-2010, 03:40 PM
It certainly is awkward. I have the dang thing though so I was hoping there might be a way to make them functional. Leg Extensions feel perfectly fine on them so I guess that's something.
12-23-2010, 01:05 AM
Try putting a cushion under your waist/groin area to relieve the strain off the lower back. what's what I do when I perform leg curls on my bench.
12-23-2010, 03:52 AM
Ok thanks I'll give that a try.
12-23-2010, 06:16 AM
I have the gfid71, and don't recall if my leg attachment is the same one you mentioned. Mine looks different than the one I looked at after a web search of GLDA3; in fact, I had to use an olympic adaptor sleeve for mine. I've not had problems using mine for leg curls... at least not like you've described. Make sure that the pads are even or slightly below the seat pad or else it will hurt your thighs and low back by forcing your hips into extension. My problems with doing leg curls on the thing are that if you bring the weight up just a bit high,the arm will tip and crash the bar into your butt. So I've had to do leg curls one leg at a time with my other leg bent and ready to catch the weight in case it tips too far.
Try lowering the attachment and see if that helps your problem. It would suck if you can't use a $100 attachment, because it is not an easy piece to re sell... by the way anybody want to buy a low mileage preacher curl pad for their gfid71?
12-23-2010, 06:25 AM
Got one of my own sitting in my garage now, gathering dust. I think I've used the PC attachment twice in the 13 years I've had it.
Still wish I'd opted for something other than the PC, maybe leg extension or who know what else.
I don't find the PC attachment to be very functional; it makes my BS GFID bench tip to one end unless I place a 45 or 2 on the one end to counterbalance it. I hear others on here say the same thing with theirs. Plus the bracket they welded on to the piece to hold the bar isn't wide enough to hold even a shorter EZ bar, so unless you're really careful placing the bar back down at the end of your set it'll likely tip to one side. All in all, it's kind of a waste and not typical of BodySolid stuff, which I usually find to be rock solid and functional.
12-23-2010, 06:37 AM
ANothr option with the attachment is to do unilateral standing leg curls. They might be more comfortable.
This should give you the idea:
You can set the bench vertical for something to hang on to.
Not stricktly relevent butt inspirational: