Pushups have long been a staple of any body weight workout routine and the true measure of a man. Any physical fitness test done at schools or in bars by college students revolves around the amount done in a given time or overall amount done to failure. The pushup is also the staple of the Navy Seals and before even arriving at the Basic Underwater Demolition / Seal training, the candidate must pass a physical exam including pushups. What the seals learned from years of trial and error, was that basic bodybuilding routines and programs created worn out shoulders and other body parts. After extensive testing to determine why their seals were being injured, the end result was the Perfect Pushup.
The Perfect Pushup
The military realized that 73% of Navy Seals were on disability after 20 years of service (cite) so they spent an entire year researching why and found that it was the traditional weight training exercises that did the damage. They switched to functional training and the Perfect Pushup was invented.
The Perfect Pushup is designed to rotate with your body as you put it through the pushup movement. The natural tendency of your shoulders and chest is to rotate, so the perfect pushup rotates with you as you do the movement. The result is less injuries and a better built body.
- Unique rotating handles allow your arms to rotate naturally during pushups
- Engages more muscles, while reducing joint strain
- Exercises based on U.S. Navy SEAL Two Min Drills
Its very simplistic in design, but rugged in construction, and the price is right at less than $40 – so there’s no reason not to invest in this fantastic fitness gadget. The Perfect Pushup is available from amazon. Includes a full color instructional poster that shows perfect form along with a customizable 21 day workout planner based in SEAL 2 minute drills that works for any fitness level – from beginner through Olympic athlete. A travel version will soon be available as well which folds flat to fit in your suitcase.
yes, i recall all those push ups in bootcamp. i think i am gonna go out and buy this.
Excuse me, but, could you please provide a reference to the study done by the Navy Seals where they determine the main causes of the injuries experienced by Seals?
Luis, sure thing.
I added a citation to the quote in the article
The creator of the product was the commander of Seal Team Two
From the Perfect Pushup website
Good call. I had quoted that from memory and did not take the time to go find the source. Thanks for asking
I just got an email about the travel version a few days ago. Both versions look like great investments – time for a trip to Amazon 🙂
This review got ripped to shred by some guys at the BullShido martial arts forum after I posted it.
They’re incredibly passionate about what they do and they’re comments on that forum about this review shows it.
I love passion.
I love when people speak their opinions. I LOVE it. Beats the hell out of sitting quietly and worrying about “what others think”
This review of this great inexpensive product is my own and I stand by it.
How many people just beginning their training (including bodyweight training) could make easy improvements by making one simple change like this product. Lots I believe.
For someone benching 300 pounds? maybe not.
or, maybe yes
One poster at bullshido.net seems to think $40 is a lot of money and doesn’t want to waste it on this product.
Simple.. Don’t then.
It’s really a perception of money and worth.
I invest $100 a month for 6 months to fully test a new product. If it does what it claims to do and I DIDN”T invest the money to test it, it would be ME that would lose out.
$40 is, in my opinion, a small investment to see if my chest gets better, if my other presses get better and if any sort of pain goes away.
Bill Ward says
I read both good and bad comments about this product (including your review). At the end of the day, I figured I should make my own evaluation even if it meant shelling out 40 bucks. I’m happy to inform you that your review was spot on.
This is the first time I’ve ever had muscle fatigue to this degree doing pushups (and a lot less reps to boot!). I can also feel it in my upper back, triceps, forearms and core! This is a terrific product. Thanks for your review!
Thanks for the follow up
I’m sure other readers will appreciate your feedback as well
Chelsea Bass says
I work with BodyRev and would like to get in contact with you. I am gathering testimonials and would love to talk to you. You can contact me back at my email address.
do seals use this device in their official training?
Yeah, what study was done? You cited the advertiser’s website, not a study. I didn’t see a study… for example… that shows how many people were injured by the former seal exercise regimen versus how many people were injured by this pushup product. Did the seals ever use this product in “the study”? The lack of details makes me too skeptical to drop $40 for an exercise I can do for free.
Peter Craig says
They work and that’s a fact. I am currently doing six hundred pushups a day I weigh 110 kilos and stated four months ago with a total of 30 a day. Keep at it and u will get results I am much stronger, ripped etc but most of all I feel great.
Use them and keep going (set daily targets)
Peter c age 37 n.ireland
The Big Frank says
The perfect push-up and the perfect pull-up are complete garbage. There is a cheaper and better alternative to those two overprice products.
Read this article for more information:
“Complete Garbage” are pretty strong words. They’re garbage except for the people who are getting great results from them. I understand what you’re trying to say and trying to drive traffic to your website, but to say they’re garbage is a bit much.
I stand by my review. The Perfect Pushup is a fine product. Can’t address the Perfect pullup though. Haven’t tried it.