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Harbinger 373500 Padded Handle Push-Up Bars
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114 of 129 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2008
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I bought these to give me greater range of motion on pushups. While they work alrite for normal pushups they are an absolute failure on almost any other type of pushup modification. Using it for wide stance you risk breaking your wrists because the flimsy design easily causes them to roll over. Close grip pushups lead to the same result. The plastic material is extremely flimsy and the handle itself seems like it can break at any time.

Though i havent tested them the tko bars seem better because they seem to have more balance. DOn't be fooled and lured in by the price because these handles aren't worth it. I've completely stopped using them and they are laying around as a useless piece of junk.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2007
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Solid Harbringer product. They make good quality materials which last a long time.

Pros:
Product has functional design
Comfortable to use
Sturdy

I feel no wrist strain while using these.
I'm able to get more of a workout since I can dip down further, unlike normal pushups.

Easy to grip, and the underneath side has 3 rubber stoppers to help reduce slidding.

Cons: A little wobbly if I go too wide. Minor angle/position adjustments fixes this for me.

At first I thought they had a crack or two, but its just the way the paint looks. Even on the Cover of the Box it comes in, you can see it has the same markings. This does not subtract from the quality of the product in any way.

Update: Six years later and I'm still using these. They have lasted a long time and there is no sign of wear and tear. Perhaps because I take good care of my items. I originally purchased these to reduce wrist strain from normal pushups. Without push up grips I wouldn't feel comfortable doing push ups.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2010
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I am currently attempting to complete P90X and bought these push-up bars after reading a few reviews. I am disappointed with them in two areas. One, they are not nearly as comfortable as I would have thought. When using them they dig into the heal of my hand. These are the first push-up bars I've ever used, so maybe this is normal, but the handle is not completely round and so has a corner (all be it not a sharp one) that can dig into one's palm. Two, when using them in a wide push-up position, they have rolled on me. The base is not wide enough to adequately stabilize wide push-ups. I don't use them for this particular exercise any more. However, I do use them for standard and military push-ups. It is still nicer to use these than to use the floor. More range of motion and not nearly as much stress on my wrists.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2007
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Comfortable, light, and works. Don't pay for the $40 model off the infomercial. This works just as well.

Update 11/14/13: Still have the original set. These have been around the world with me and I still happily use them. Strongly recommend.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2007
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If you have weak wrists or arthritis in your wrist like I do and want to stay exercising this is for you. I cannot bend my wrist to do a normal push-up and had to do them on my fists. These pushup bars are lightweight yet strong enough for 200 pounds and padded for comfort.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2009
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I've had these bars for about 5 weeks for use with P90X; I had to stop the routine because of the wrist pain I would get after performing just a few push ups. With these bars that problem is completely gone, I can do all the push ups I need. Now for the product itself;

Pros:
-If you have wrist issues while doing push ups; these solve that problem
-Solid construction*
-Do not slip or slide

I haven't had any huge problems with these bars after just over a month, no rolls, slips, or cracks.

Cons (nitpicking):
-If held incorrectly the handles will pinch and make my hand go numb, but it's a matter of finding the "sweet spot"
-*While they have held up perfectly fine; I am still not completely confident in the bars, there is almost like a grain to the gray plastic where you hold the bars and it seems as though its a huge crack waiting to happen.

The pads are rather wide and make it a little awkward to hold, but the alleviation from wrist pain greatly outweighs any of the problems with this product. A little experience with them and you get used to holding them and avoiding any pinching or numbing. I don't know how I ever did push ups without these things.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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The Harbinger Padded Handle Push-Up Bars provide the ability to extend your range of motion when performing traditional style push-ups but are not stable with wide push-ups.

Pros:

+ Economical
+ Extra range of motion with traditional push-ups

Cons:

-Limited functionality in that it works best with only one style of push-ups
-Dangerous when using for wide push-ups and can possibly roll causing a significant wrist injury
-Made from cheap plastic material and does not appear to be durable or sturdy
-Padded grips provide limited comfort
-Slip on our hardwood and tile floor

If you only do traditional style push-ups the Harbinger Padded Handle Push-Up Bars will probably fit your needs although I am hesitant that they would last for a long time with consistent use due to durability issues.

Overall, I would not recommend this product as it has limited functionality, is not comfortable, and is cheaply constructed.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2007
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i weighed around 185lbs and have used the push-up bars for about a month.
it does let you go down further and transferred the stress from the wrist to the palm. the bar does provide stability against the floor and have fairly comfortable grip when doing push-ups. i have no problem with it so far...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I really do believe that these are great fitness tools to have on hand.

When I recently left the Army, I needed to keep up with my regimen, so, I had a coupon for a gym trial. After an hour of enduring a sales pitch, the gym really didn't offer anything that I couldn't do myself.
While in the military the 3 fundamental exercises were sit-ups, pushups, & running. I've been doing these three core exercises since basic training.

I don't like doing sit-ups because I have a bad back, so, right when I roll out of bed, I knock them out while I'm still fogy in the head and can't really feel the pain. Then, luckily, there is a bike/jogging trail across the street from my home. So, I run or bike a few miles.
Problem was, when it cam to pushups, I didn't feel like I was getting as much as I was putting in. I tried these pushup bars (just as a joke and they were cheap). Instantly, I was amazed. I felt twice the effect than simple hand on ground pushups.
I was especially impressed when I found that I could adapt the bars for standard pushups to diamonds, wides, etc...

Additionally, not only can I use these on lamented flooring, but also tile and carpeting...without messing up my flooring. They grab a hold of whatever surface you apply them to.

I hope my rating/memo helps you.

All the Best!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon June 3, 2012
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I have broken both of my wrists and strained them numerous times. So, for me, doing normal push-ups is always a bit risky. Despite this, I have been doing push-ups for the last 20 years, and I have used a bunch of push-up bars over that time.

I think these are fine. The grips (where you place your hands) are large and comfortable, as compared to other push-up bars. As others have mentioned, these have a "delta" shaped bottom, and it did a great job of sticking to the ground. I did not have the roll over problem that other people had; I'm sure it was not fun for them but this didn't happen to me. Perhaps the surface that people have been using these on is different? I've been using mine on carpet.

For me, using these to do "V" push-ups were the best. Instead of placing your hands in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, place your hands at a slight angle, so that the bottom of the V would be roughly where your head is and the bottom of the push-up bars flair outwards.

A quick note about the price: I really wouldn't pay more than $20 for push-up bars, so I think these are priced right. In the past, I have taken two left-over pieces of 4x4 wood and used them as push-up bars. Obviously these are better. But I really wouldn't spend more than $20 on this type of equipment, so the price is appropriate.
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