After seeing the Perfect Pushup top Amazon sales for the Sports category and get lots of good reviews, I decided to give them a try. Contrary to the assumption that such “as seen on TV” items are junk, these are actually quite good. They seem sturdy, have adequate heft to them, and work as described.
The PPUs are all about the rotation. They allow you to rotate your hands as you move up and down. This engages more muscles and reduces strain on the wrists. Any regular pushup stand will reduce wrist strain, but the rotation decreases strain further. I’ve done many, many pushups over the years and have the creaking wrists to show for it, so the added comfort is appreciated. The shoulder injuries I’ve collected also appreciate the rotation.
Taking the strain off of joints and ligaments means you can concentrate on working muscle, and the PPs are good at that. You’ll feel the effects of the rotation in your chest and back. Judging by the extra burn and soreness, they work more muscles and make the pushup more effective.
So, if you saw the commercials and wondered if they were any good, they are. They don’t suck. They actually work pretty well. I can’t attest to durability yet, but they seem like they will hold up. They’re not all metal construction, but the ABS housing is a heavy gauge that feels solid. I don’t feel any flex while using them. They’re worth considering if you’re looking to add a new wrinkle to your workout.