I was a skeptic in seeing other people use these at the gym. My old gloves were worn out and were due for a replacement. After doing research online and reading other reviews on Amazon, I decided to try these pads out since they were about half the price of a regular set of gloves. I had my first workout with the soft power pads recently and they did exactly what they said it would do. I was able to lift the additional reps at the end without losing my grip. I no longer have to worry about my grip and I can focus on straight lifting weights. These are really great replacement for gloves and I don’t think I’m ever going back to them again.
These grips are fantastic! Not really a fan of gloves but was looking for something to cushion my grip as I was beginning to form calluses (my workout primarily consists of using a barbell). I bought two pairs, one to use for the barbell and one to use on my chest while benching since I have a sensitive lipoma on the spot where the bar touches my chest. These totally prevent any significant amount of pressure from being applied to that area, so I can really get the bar all the way down to do a proper bench press. Totally recommend these to anyone who wants to prevent calluses, have better grip, and possibly push harder as you don’t have to worry about any discomfort with your hands. As far as the rubber smell, it’s not that bad, I found airing them out a little helps. Pick up a pair, they’re too cheap not to!
really good for pullup. Doesnt hurt your hands. Using it a lot for pullups. Even for deadlifts it is pretty good.
These power pads are great for my hands. I can finally lift heavy weights without being in pain or getting sweaty hands from wearing gloves. I will definitely buy more when these wear out!
By Carlos B
I am happy with the product so far. The pads have served me well with some minor lifting. No complaints.
By David Euvin “Brown” (SI, NY, USA)
I am new to weight lifting have been doing it for about four months now. My hands were torn up really bad to the point where I couldn’t finish reps some times. I got these the other day and for me it was instant relief, was a 100% improvement. Anyone looking for some extra grip at the gym should absolutely try these. Also your hands don’t sweat at all in these witch is a major advantage over gloves. I am ordering more because I don’t want to be with out them going forward.
By Jweiss (Connecticut)
If your palms are hurting from lifting heavy dumbbells this is the solution. I was getting terrible pinching and pain in my hands from a certain brand of dumbbells, that have a grip with some sharp edges. These pads solved the problem. Good padding, better grip, and gave me the ability to lift more weight as I didn’t have to fight through the pain in my hands. I would recommend these to anyone. Also helps to prevent blisters as well. Very good product !
I was a little wary buying these and debated between getting the pads or gloves. I figured I would like the feel of gloves since they would be firmly on my hand, whereas the pads would just loosely sit between the palms and the weights.
But I was wrong. The pads are definitely the right choice. I’ve heard stories from friends about their expensive gloves ripping and tearing- I haven’t had any problem, nor do I foresee any problem, with the pads. They are very comfortable and provide a great barrier between my palms and the weights. The fact that they don’t sit so fixed on the hands probably makes it better for avoiding calluses and other stretching/tearing that can irritate your skin and detract from your actual goal of lifting.
I’ve already recommended these to a few friends, and do not hesitate in recommending these to you!
I started lifting weights regularly earlier this year in February, so my hands were basically one big blister! With the use of these pads though, the amount of blisters not only significantly decreased, but my grip has become better and my efficiency has increased! I cannot recommend a better product than these pads for working out!
By A. Minerd (Columbus, GA)
The shipping was fast which is a plus and after testing the product at my local 24 hour fitness I realized some things that I personally do not like.
1. It sucks having to carry it around with you around the gym especially when you have to carry your sweat towel and a iphone as a MP3 player.
2. The grip isn’t as tight as I expected and while doing dips I noticed that my wrist were hurting, (never happens when i’m using gloves)
3.The creases you get using the firm pads looks permanent.
Aside from all the bad, here are the good:
1. Cheap and fast Shipping
2. Breathable to prevent sweat and odor
4. grips well enough
5. stand out at the gym haha! =)