Designed and used by celebrity fitness trainer Tony Horton, these premium heavy-duty stands strengthen and sculpt without straining wrists and forearms. (Used with P90X® and Power 90® Master Series)
My PowerStands Review:
These things are AWESOME! They are very sturdy, with nice THICK handles and foam covering (not skinny foam handles like the store-bought kind), and a non-slip coating under the O-ring base. They are simply perfect for doing the pushups required with P90X and P90X+.
The best thing about them is that I can go super wide on the pushups and not have to worry about them tipping or buckling since they are so sturdy and have that huge balanced base. As a big tall guy (6′4″ and 210) that was a big problem with going wide grip on my store-bought pushup bars. It will take my pushup routine to new levels of intensity and range of motion. You need to try them yourself! They ROCK! Well worth the investment!
i'm still not sure about the powerstands though because i may be buying the ultimate package for X2. I've read the reviews for the power stands and they haven't been rated very good because of the high grade plastic. the metal ones seem better (of course). so i'm still stumped if i should get the (plastic) powerstands, or the (metal) push up stands. Which one would you prefer in your opinion?
No haven't bought them yet, I need to!! Im doing Insanity and Ive always had wrist problems when doing push ups I have the perffect push ups but the ones I have move so I dont want to use them!. So I can track them down hu? Ok Since you introduce me to them You deserve my business thanks coach!!! Jesse N.
Hey Coach quick question Im in california how long do you take it will take for me to get the stands?
Hey Coach Wayne, wondering if the original metal ones are still available or have the new plastic ones taken over already??
Bryan, all of the PowerStands are made of a high grade plastic with a lifetime warranty. The metal ones were discontinued over a year ago.
Coach Wayne. Gonna order the Power Stands in the next several days, but just realized people talking about the "new ones". Whats the difference and are the older ones better? Would it be worth trying to find a pair of older ones online or just run with the new ones? Thanks!
Hey Joel, the "new ones" are the only ones unless you find someone selling a used pair. They switched to the "new ones" about a year ago now. I have both types. They are both great.
Hey Coach, Do the new powerstands have the same range of motion as the old ones? And also, is it still worth it to get these? Thanks Coach!!
Hey Leo, they do have the same ROM, and in my opinion they are definitely worth having. I have both kinds (the old and the new).
Hey Coach Wayne - Just wanted you to know I worked out this AM with the new power stands on Chest & Back. What a difference they made - I was able to do 10 complete Dive Bomber push ups were i was only able to do 8 or 9 half wway ones. The extra range of motion really makes these easer. Also I did not have any soreness in my wrists - I am very impressed with this tool to help me achieve results. Thanks for doing what you do - posting reviews,encouraging, it is making a difference. Thanks again Todd
Glad you like them Todd! I remember the first time I worked out with Powerstands and realized what I'd been missing :-). Keep it up!
just ordered the new power stands cant wait to get them. my cheap plastic push up bars just cracked and busted while doing wide fly push ups. taped them up with some duct tape 4 now ha ha.. hope to get them soon! THANKS again 4 EVERYTHING COACH WAYNE YOU DA MAN!!
Thanks Coach. I know we don't start the P90X2 Challange until around jan 10 but i hope Beach body sends the package sooner i would love to start using these.
I know this is old news to everyone,But as u know Coach wayne i am only at day 58. With all the info you have on ur site i haven't gotten to it all.I pre-ordered P90X2 the ultimate package ( at least i hope i did it right not to computer literate) a couple days ago. So i will be recieving the new powerstands. Can anyone tell me what the height differance is as well is the angle still built in to the design??? thanks
Coach Wayne just ordered the power stands linked from your site. I just requested a coach change yesterday, I wanted to make sure you get the credit..will be ordering shakeology soon as well.
Hey Dave! Thanks for ordering through me! I will be away from a computer all day today and I can't check the TBB orders from my phone, but I will check it tonight. I'm sure it went through and I bet they will have the change official as of today as well but I will double check it when I get home. Thanks man! Bring it!
Hi Coach, I just received my order of the stands. Unfortunately, I had not read the comments nor your review of the new stands when I ordered them here, and basically thought they were the same as ones you showed in your video. It was a little disappointing. Maybe you should put a link to your new review so people know before-hand what they are getting and avoid the disappointment/surprise. Just my opinion.
Hey Kanad, sorry you were surprised! I do have the PICTURE of them right there on this page so I'm not sure why you expected the old ones when it shows the picture of the new ones (which look different). Plus, when you click the link to buy them, you see the full description on Teambeachbody as you add the item to your cart. I have also left many comments back and forth with people since June (in the comments section of this page) discussing the change, and I posted the thorough comparison in my "New Powerstands" post 6 months ago. I guess the reason I don't use the "Redesigned Powerstands" post as the order page is because that's old news now. Anyone starting P90X in the last 6 months never even knew about the original design at this point, unless they watched my Powerstands video from a year and a half ago on YouTube. And the bottom line is still that there is no reason to be disappointed. While they aren't metal, they are still nearly indestructible, still wider, more stable, and better designed than any pushup stand on the market. So they are still hands down the best choice out there. And if you ever have a problem with them of any kind, just call Beachbody and they will gladly replace them (and unless you run over them with a car I don't know what possible trouble you could have with them!)
Thanks Coach Wayne and KennyA for your imput on the Powerstands! Guess it's time to buy a set cause I'm getting tired of rolling mine over when I try to go wide! One more question, are would they be very luggage friendly (gotta travel soon)? Thanks TeamRipped!
Hey Dcmarr, the powerstands take up a lot of room so they are not luggage friendly. You'll probably have to do without them when traveling.
I own the newer powerstands and I really like them. They are built very well and are very stable. You won't find a nice large base and large cushioned handle in a sporting goods store like these have. These are much more comfortable on the wrists because of the large angled grip. I brought my set to work to let another x-er try and he ordered his own set after that. The new powerstands are definately not cheaply made. The reason I heard that they are not as high off the ground as the original metal ones was because people were dipping too far and injuring themselves.
Hey TeamRipped! Has anyone actually used the new model of Powerstands? They look cheap and basically the exact same as the cheap ones that I have already (minus the circle base). The angle doesn't look the same as the originals and they aren't nearly as high off the ground. So...if anyone out there has tried them and compared them to plain ole' pushup stands your input would be much appreciated before I drop 60 bucks for plastic Powerstands. Thanks TeamRipped!
Hey Dcmarr, I'll gladly let others chime in as well, but I've used them (they were on the set of P90X2). While I prefer the metal ones that they originally made, I still think these are well worth buying! They are still far and away better than anything else out there, and the plastic they use is very sturdy. Nothing else out there has a big stable base like these -- these won't tip over when you go wide.
I'm new subscriber to beachbody and i start Insanity on August 01. I also like the original push-up stands,would you be willing to sell me your first set ,since you just purchased some more?
Lol Alvin, I can't part with either o my 2 sets of Powerstands. I often workout with my wife, my brother, and/or my parents. The new model is still better than anything else on the market so you should get those.
Hey Leo, yes they are worth buying! They are still far and away better than anything else out there, and the plastic they use is very sturdy. I preferred the original design made out of steel though.
BTW, Coach, You forgot to change the link on you "Buy Now" button!! The new product code is THSPowerstands thought you might want to know!!
So glad I have the originals (used them this morning, in fact). The new ones just don't look as durable---and they have to be assembled...
**UPDATE = As of 6/6/2011, the NEW design of the PowerStands is the only option. BB no longer sells the original metal ones. I want everyone to be aware of that as they order — they will get the new redesigned PowerStands.
Yes, the steel ones are still being sold and delivered for now. I don't know when they will switch them though.
So coach wayne in your opinion then the new design is not as good as what's available now? It would be weird if this is the case it seems like this would be the second product I know of that they changed and isn't as good as before the R&R drink being the other. Admittedly I haven't tried that yet just read about people's response.
Hey Jordan, in my opinion I like the original design -- here's the article I wrote specifically about that a few weeks ago: http://teamripped.com/new-powerstands And as for the products changing, I disagree about the R/R. Granted, I agree it tastes more bland than the original, but it's actually a better product. It tastes more bland because it doesn't use artificial flavors now, but everything in it is top of the line and geared towards giving us the best, most healthy recovery formula available. So while it took me a few days to get used to a more bland tasting shake, I now think it tastes great and I'm glad I'm putting the most healthy thing in my body. As for why they redesigned the stands, I go into that in my article, but it's because they were getting negative feedback from people who were injuring themselves with the range of motion (which is one of the things I like about the original design). And the originals were very heavy, and people were wanting something lighter for toting around with them (again, I prefer a big, heavy, bulky PowerStand that will last for centuries LOL!). So it's about preference really. I like the original PowerStands but understand why they are changing them. I like the taste of the original R/R but prefer the new R/R formula due to the improved formulation.
Hey Jordan, as of now they are still the original design and material. The only reason I even knew about the new ones is because I saw them while at BB headquarters for the filming of the next P90X. There is no word at all about when the new design will replace the original design.
Hey Brett, Welcome to TeamRIPPED. I am also a fellow Canadian,From Northern Ontario. As you have notice this is the best site out here. I "was" 260lbs Lost Almost 45lbs and a wack of inches in the first 90. A 144 days ago.(Iam on my second round of P90X) But i am down to 210 and i'm 6'1" And it's due to the help of Coach Wayne and our amazing team... Keep coming back and plugging in, EH!!!! lol Oh and Ya, BRING IT!!!
Ok good to know. Im 6ft, 265 pounds and find the ones that I have aren't very good at all. Just a cheap pair I got at a sports store. I'm starting P90X over again this coming monday. I've already completed phase 1 but started a new job right after that and it has taken me a month to get used to my schedule. I stumbled across your site and think it's awesome !! I have really found several of your articles helpful. How long would it take to ship from where you are to Alberta, Canada? and what forms of payment do you accept?