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.