- Tony Horton’s PowerStands are made out of heavy-duty, premium-grade ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic.
- The stands are designed as a push-up aid for people of various fitness levels, from beginner to advanced or professional athlete.
- Compared to other push-up bars or stands, Tony Horton’s PowerStands have thick handles and foam grips that eliminate strain on the wrists and hands.
- To provide stability and avoid sliding while performing basic push-ups and its variations, Tony Horton’s PowerStands have circular bases that are lined with sturdy rubber.
- Minimal assembly is required with only two major portions to join via screws: the handles and the bases.
- Each stand measures 11 inches in diameter by 7 inches in height.
- Tony Horton’s PowerStands can support up to 325 lbs each.
Not all Plastics are Made the Same
The current Tony Horton’s PowerStands are made of ABS plastic, as opposed to their metal predecessors. A lot of potential buyers are quite worried about this big change, as we all know the huge difference between plastic and metal, right? However, I got curious about the type of plastic these stands are made of and found that ABS plastic is a variant that has ultra-high impact resistance, and high stress crack resistance. These qualities plus a lot more, make ABS plastic the right kind of material for sturdy exercise aids such as Tony Horton’s PowerStands.
Large Hand Grips and Non-Sliding Foam
Some safety and health risks show up in push-up bars because of the quality of construction of the handles. A lot of hand grips use low-quality foam to cover the grip, and the handles themselves are designed poorly. These are not true in the case of Tony Horton’s PowerStands, which use high-quality foam for its thick handles.
They Really Don’t Skid
By putting their money only on rubberized supports or bases, a lot of push-up bars don’t follow through on their promise of non-skidding push-up bars. Tony Horton’s PowerStands are designed with circular bases to support the sturdy rubber each stand’s foundation has.
While there are users who swear by the ultra-stability of the new plastic PowerStands, there is still a lot of folks requesting for the metal ones to be re-released as these had angled grips, were taller and felt even sturdier than the current plastic ones. They loved the old model that much, that they would be willing to pay more.
A lot of people around the world consider Tony Horton as one of the world’s contemporary fitness gurus because of his creation, P90x or Power 90 Extreme. P90x is a 90-day at-home, boot-camp style exercise program that incorporates the following training styles: cardiovascular, strength, resistance, yoga, plyometrics, and even Kenpo, a type of martial art. A huge chunk of the program involves doing push-ups and its variations. And even if you aren’t into P90x, it is always best to make sure that you have ample support to properly execute basic to advanced push-ups to enjoy its full-body benefits. This is where Tony Horton's PowerStands does its job really well.