Rated 5 out of 5 by Mr. Spiffy These things are rock solid!
I started P90X with some cheap plastic push up stands. They were better than nothing, but were pathetically flimsy. Whenever Tony and the kids were doing wide push ups, I was basically doing shoulder-width because any wider would roll the stands. At first, I hesitated to buy the PowerStands because they were kinda pricey, and I wasn't convinced from the pics and videos that they had the lateral stability I was looking for. After searching the entire internet for anything that looked better, I came up empty-handed and bought Tony Horton's PowerStands. I couldn't be happier with them!
They're big - 11" in diameter at the base, and about 7" tall
They're heavy duty - solid steel handles welded to solid steel bases; easily weigh a couple pounds each
They're super stable - as wide as I can get my hands and still do a push up, they don't even start to roll; there's also rubber on the entire bottom, so they won't slide if you use them on a hard surface
They're comfortable - handles are thick and covered in foam so there's no unnecessary pressure on your palms; the angles feel natural, too (point your thumbs toward the lower end)
I'm convinced these are the best push up bars on the market. They are well worth every penny I paid for them. Best fitness decision I've made since starting P90X!
March 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by PMCNEILL BAM!
I had these shipped to Canada about a year ago and have never looked back since. I have thrown out those old push up bars that seems so prehistoric now....Powebars have transformed my work-outs and taken them to the next level!!!!!!!!
PETER - TORONTO
February 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by asnavygirl Great Product!
I've always had problems doing push ups due to wrist problems.
After using these for just a few times (during P90X, P90X+, the one on one series, and can even use them during Insanity for less tweaking on the wrist) I have less pain (or none at all depending on my daily activities) in my wrists and am able to finish the push up routines which previously I never could do!
I highly recommend these to anyone that has wrist issues, you don't need to be able to go down very low or use them to extend your depth at the beginning--just being able to do push ups without wrist pain is GREAT!! Def worth the price!
February 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Xfan Best pushup stand around
I've always preferred to do pushups w/o stands, mostly because all of the other ones I've ever tried are cheap feeling and tend to "roll" if the down force on the bars aren't perfectly square. The powerstands are nearly impossible to roll and they feel like they are anchored to the floor when your using them. They are heavy duty and are well worth the money.
February 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott Buy these!
Seriously, these push up power stands are awesome! Very high quality product. I don't do regular push ups anymore and I threw away my "perfect pushup" stands. These power stands blow those away. Good price too! Thanks Tony!!
February 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BK Solid even with me at 235lbs and bringing it!
I'm on my 3rd day of P90x and am highly recommending these to anyone. I used to have some rounded plastic grips over metal bars that really hurt my hands because the diameter was too small.
These are actually quite heavy - read: sturdy - and the foam grip is great and the diameter is wide to spread the weight of your body out across your hands. Weighing 235, most other stands hurt my hands. The wide base works well to do wide stance pushups - basically not allowing you to roll your wrists. The base also has rubber on the bottom to prevent them sliding sideways - which happens with my Power Blocks when I try to use them as push up stands.
Just don't like paying for shipping on every product I order from Beach Body. Can't they just put all products in one box and charge less for shipping for ordering more at once?
January 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by motivated14 Sturdy
I use these stands now for all my workouts: P90x, P90x+, One on One. They are very sturdy, and they allow me to goooo deeper. I would not hesitate to make the purchase. Well worth it.
December 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by savageman I was skeptical at first because of the price. My wife bought these for me. The best work out tool I have ever owned! These push up bars are the best I have used.......ever!. You will not be dissappointed. Great price for a great workout tool.
October 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by CharlieG I was very impressed with the quality of the workout stands ,I mean these things are heavy duty great job ! They will blow away anything that is currently on the market.
October 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Markus Excellent product with fantastic quality
The product looks good on TV, but I was very surprised about the great quality and functionality.
It works great and you feel very secure using it.
By far the best stands on the market.
October 3, 2010