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Get in Gear: The Perfect Pushup

Push-ups are an awesome exercise you can do to tone your upper body, and the best part - you can do them anywhere. Many women I know complain that push ups bother their wrists though, so here's a cool gadget that may help.

It's called the Perfect Pushup ($39.95). It's basically 2 handles on 8" bases that swivel, which allows you to rotate your arms naturally, just as you would do if you were throwing a punch or lifting a dumb bell. The base is rubberized on the bottom, which provides stability, and the handles provide a comfortable place to grip. Since the base is slightly elevated, it'll allow you to get a deeper push up than you could if you just used the floor.

I love that the handles rotate, so you can adjust the angles for your arms. This will enable you to reduce strain on certain areas, and you can also work different muscles in your chest, arms and upper back. This may be a great addition to your home gym.

Fit's Tips: You can also use the Perfect Pushup handles to do yoga, if Up Dog or Down Dog bothers your wrists.

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ditorres ditorres 10 years
i don't know why you would want to get a deeper pushup. Wouldn't you be putting too much strain on your shoulders?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Haha hottpink she does! She's trying to smile, but the burn is too much!
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 10 years
i have seen this thing before!! its actually suppose to work pretty well.. cuz your hands are always perfectly placed!
hottpink hottpink 10 years
The woman in the picture looks like she is about to die! LoL
blackjade blackjade 10 years
I agree w/ jaclynloro - you can also just use a set of dumbells that are flat on one side (the ones that are shaped more like an octogon at the ends than a perfectly smooth circle).
kiwitwist kiwitwist 10 years
very cool!
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 10 years
the thing looks kinda neat, but I've seen the commercial and everyone in it looks so "pumped up" it's rather intimidating. I thought it was for more "advanced" push-uppers. I hate that they don't use everyday-looking people in fitness ads. I mean they dont have to be flabby or even soft at all, but don't look like arnold schwarzenager and intimidate buyers!!!!
jaclynloro jaclynloro 10 years
Or you could always use dumbells.
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