DYEL w/a DISABILITY

What are some exercises I can do instead of free weight curls? I have no grip, it'll have to be hook friendly. Currently I'm doing preacher curls and cable exercises for my biceps.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is your disability being a DYEL lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No I'm missing most of my hand lmao
      Trying to find alternatives to the exercises in which dumbbells are involved.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gross

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you think that's gross you should see the /fph/ thread

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/hSbSUNY.jpg

        Yes that's really all I need! It has to be a secure grip but I haven't been able to find a product fitting those needs. I don't think conventional straps would work, don't they require some grip?

        [...]
        I will try for sure, are they a good alternative for like, lateral raises?

        [...]
        I literally have a crab hand and you decided to use a crocodile

        actually super cool, I knew a guy with a similar disabilty, what's the brand/product?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gross

      https://i.imgur.com/5akbw3m.png

      WATCH OUT

      this guy never made it and never will

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you could just secure it to the hook, then you could do all the regular exercises. Straps maybe?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes that's really all I need! It has to be a secure grip but I haven't been able to find a product fitting those needs. I don't think conventional straps would work, don't they require some grip?

      Maybe kettlebells are hook friendly?

      I will try for sure, are they a good alternative for like, lateral raises?

      https://i.imgur.com/5akbw3m.png

      WATCH OUT

      I literally have a crab hand and you decided to use a crocodile

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you know any machinists, get them to make you one. Or CAD it up and send it to a 3D printing service that supports a printing process like MJF or SLS for a stronger nylon mixture or metal. If you know any 3D printing autists, you can even try out a strap design based on your current hook that is printed on a hobbist FDM machine, but I would be cautious about the material you choose and the orientation you print in since the stresses should be perpendicular to the layer lines to minimize delamination risk.

        Also, regarding the crocodile, that is the croc that ate Captain Hook's hand in Peter Pan.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't have many social resources so I'll try asking my doctor instead, you never know.

          Oh I didn't know about the croc! I would be a super cool pirate then but cyberpunk sounds enticing too.

          I’m not sure if I really know how to help you, but I just wanted to say that you’re unfathomably based for this post.

          I don’t see why you couldn’t get great bicep gains with preacher curls and cables. Maybe chin ups too if you’re able to do those?

          Good shit brother you’re the definition of WAGMI

          I have been doing chin assists without equipment so far, the hook creates mobility issues. I can do them naturally by gripping the bar with my 'wrist'. The hook is very useful for pull movements such as rows.

          https://i.imgur.com/Rt0XKIU.jpg

          What if you flipped and reversed the hook, so the weight was held on the outside of your arm, that way at the top of the curl it would come down into the hook instead of rolling out of it?

          like picrel

          It doesn't work for me because there's no support for the dumbbells, it would be unstable and dangerous but I get the idea.

          Post it from the other side

          Picrel

          https://i.imgur.com/Ygviu1x.png

          If you have use of your other hand and can quickly change the pin holding this together you might try to make something like this with a hinge. Apologies for the shitty trackpad drawing.

          If the grip is secure and tight this might be a solution, is this a pre-existing product? I've never seen straps with pins. Yes my other hand is perfectly functional.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Re:

            If you know any machinists, get them to make you one. Or CAD it up and send it to a 3D printing service that supports a printing process like MJF or SLS for a stronger nylon mixture or metal. If you know any 3D printing autists, you can even try out a strap design based on your current hook that is printed on a hobbist FDM machine, but I would be cautious about the material you choose and the orientation you print in since the stresses should be perpendicular to the layer lines to minimize delamination risk.

            Also, regarding the crocodile, that is the croc that ate Captain Hook's hand in Peter Pan.

            https://i.imgur.com/Ygviu1x.png

            If you have use of your other hand and can quickly change the pin holding this together you might try to make something like this with a hinge. Apologies for the shitty trackpad drawing.

            These were both me, I was suggesting a loose design to get you started. Not sure of what products exist in this space, but you could try reaching out to IST or somewhere on the internet that people that design things hang out.
            I feel like I have seen some people designing DIYable prostethics somewhere though I can't recall now where it was.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            what if you bent the hook so it had a tighter angle and thus a better grip

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There is a type of lifting strap called figure 8s, that can be used as cuffs.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              OP, I think this and this

              https://i.imgur.com/UZCo9Au.jpg

              If you do cable curls maybe you can get one of those ankle strap attachments and wrap it tight around your wrist.

              are your best options. Use a cuff for cable lifts and lifting straps for things like rows, deadlifts, etc. Also please report back on this

              https://i.imgur.com/yqx5qUO.jpg

              How much strength and motor control do you have in the digits on your gimp hand? It would be interesting to train them with a pinch block. Build an iron fricking claw..

              as I'm curious if you could in fact build an iron claw and even have a weird advantage in grappling (namely BJJ).

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            although actually I would give straps a try, they don't need much grip depending on how you wrap them

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What if you flipped and reversed the hook, so the weight was held on the outside of your arm, that way at the top of the curl it would come down into the hook instead of rolling out of it?

        like picrel

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        spam deadlifts ig

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Machines or cables.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe kettlebells are hook friendly?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WATCH OUT

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m not sure if I really know how to help you, but I just wanted to say that you’re unfathomably based for this post.

    I don’t see why you couldn’t get great bicep gains with preacher curls and cables. Maybe chin ups too if you’re able to do those?

    Good shit brother you’re the definition of WAGMI

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post it from the other side

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spam tons of chin ups if you can.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you have use of your other hand and can quickly change the pin holding this together you might try to make something like this with a hinge. Apologies for the shitty trackpad drawing.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Close “grip” lat pull downs will be the best option to grow your biceps

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you do cable curls maybe you can get one of those ankle strap attachments and wrap it tight around your wrist.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not a paraplegic, but when i was injured i did everything with an ankle strap and cable machine.
      literally everything. you can do rows, pullovers, flies, lateral raise, front raise, curls, kickbacks. everything.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gotcha. So do you think the strap is a viable option here? I figure there could also be a prosthetic that would allow for gripping dumbbells to an extent, I wouldn't be surprised if someone had already designed one if you look online.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you don't need to do arm isolation. You can do pullups with this. think about how to do presses idk

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chinups, Dips (or pushups, formerly known as "floor dips"), Dumbell Deadlifts, Calf Raises (or just do some walking for Calves).
    These exercises cover every muscle in the body and should be doable with your disability. Hope this helps.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.trsprosthetics.com/product/weight-lifting-schiek-straps/

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I found this product online. Could this help? Apparently its a company that makes aids for disabled people
    https://www.activehands.com/product/limb-difference-aid/

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They look like they would work but would be a pain to set up. I feel like you could build or mod something similar with a quick release.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've seen straps for handless people
    I am sure you can order it online

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much strength and motor control do you have in the digits on your gimp hand? It would be interesting to train them with a pinch block. Build an iron fricking claw..

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Also if you truly want to make it despite your disability think about roiding. You don't have to be a victim in your life. Pic related looks like this blasting roids and only doing pushups and single dumbbell rows and squats with the same dumbbell. Because that is how the world sees you now as a victim but you can be so much more

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll choke them out with my claw hand, no worries.

      https://i.imgur.com/4baLDJz.jpg

      DESU, anyone calling you a fricking dyel for this can frick off. You have a (permanent) injury you need to work around and you're no different than someone who tweaked their wrist or something.
      For your situation, what I'd be most concerned about is lack of forearm development. I would work in some dead hangs to develop your forearm on your injured arm, as well as underhand grip pull-ups for bicep development on back day.
      IDK if you're doing a brosplit or not, but you might benefit from doing a PPL routine so that you can work biceps as much as possible as a "byproduct" of back day.

      Thank you for the kind words. I'm a little insecure about my forearm because it's noticably affected by the disability, as in, being thinner than my other side. Suggestions on improving my forearm, or forearms in general are always welcome of course. My routine is a mess because standard advice never applied to me.

      [...]
      actually super cool, I knew a guy with a similar disabilty, what's the brand/product?

      It's called a "lifting hook". You can find many of them on Amazon. This brand is WFX.

      Seriously miring the dedication. It isn't ideal but do you have access to some kind of curl machine where you don't really have to grip it? My gym has a preacher machine I could do with completely open hands. Better than nothing.

      I can do (machine) preacher curls just fine.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'll choke them out with my claw hand, no worries.
        I'm serious, you don't have to be an ignoble jokester. Grab lfie by the balls and make the best of it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anything that engages your wrist is gonna build your forearms. If you have atrophy, you might want to start small with grippers or a forearm roller w/2.5LB attached.
        WAGMI

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DESU, anyone calling you a fricking dyel for this can frick off. You have a (permanent) injury you need to work around and you're no different than someone who tweaked their wrist or something.
    For your situation, what I'd be most concerned about is lack of forearm development. I would work in some dead hangs to develop your forearm on your injured arm, as well as underhand grip pull-ups for bicep development on back day.
    IDK if you're doing a brosplit or not, but you might benefit from doing a PPL routine so that you can work biceps as much as possible as a "byproduct" of back day.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is good advice. Dead hangs will help develop grip strength which will make your bad arm less "useless" than you mentioned in

      [...]

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seriously miring the dedication. It isn't ideal but do you have access to some kind of curl machine where you don't really have to grip it? My gym has a preacher machine I could do with completely open hands. Better than nothing.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    SwedishBrorsan

    maybe best to focus on calisthenincs for the most part where your hook grips are covenient enough
    im not sure how awkward the pressure is on your joints when youre lacking parts of your hands to grab
    but some solution to make spider cults possible might be good for you

    try to improvise and play around with the use of cables

    • 3 weeks ago
      SwedishBrorsan

      spider curls*

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    would a mechanical harness that mimics a hand help your situation in any way?
    anyway, trying to lift despite your disability is inherently based

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry, have no advice to you, but I just want to say that I mire you and your mindset.

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