Product Type: Pushup Pro Fitness
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Push Up Pro Rotating Push Up Grips
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Push Up Pro Rotating Push Up Grips
Advantages: A good idea to stop you straining the muscles in your arms and shoulders
Disadvantages: Quite painful to use; Awkward to get the hang of
My dad brought these Push Up Grips home from work a few months ago, he's got an old injury on his shoulder and thought they might help. After a couple of uses though he realised they was making the problem worse so he asked me if I wanted them as I'm working out more at home just lately. I said yes I'd give them a try because they are mainly to work out your upper body, and at the time this was the area I was concentrating on.
They are just 2 disks about the size of my hand with handles on. You put them on the floor and use them for doing push ups, another way to use them is to hold them against the wall and push yourself off the wall using just your hands and arms.
A good thing about these is that they are made from 2 plates which will rotate, this helps you to avoid putting loads of strange pressure on your arms and shoulders and also lets you move in a more natural way as you are exercising.
The Push Up Grips are madly awkward to use to start with, it took me at least 10 uses to feel comfortable with them and even now I've had them a couple of months my hands still feel proper weird when I'm holding them.
I don't think that exercising like this is all that good for me actually. The stress they put on my shoulders in intense and after I've used these as part of my workout they will actually start hurting and usually leave me with a painful burning sensation. I think they are probably more suitable for men who naturally have stronger and broader shoulders, I'm not mad on doing push ups anyway but these just make it too hard to do...... I'm not into that "No Pain No Gain" thing because I think exercise shouldn't actually HURT but this does.
I think they're a brilliant idea though and I know that when I've gone to the gym instead of exercising at home I've seen blokes using these as part of their workout.
For me though they are too hard to get a decent grip on and also make exercising much too painful. The Grips are made very well and look like they will last for ages, the part that rotates is good because the action is smooth and as they move round as you push up on them it will definately stop any excess pressure on your shoulders.
Not recommended..... not for girls like me anyway, I reckon blokes will probably have a better time with them though.
Summary: Not A Very Good Way To Work Out In My Opinion
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