These are truly donuts of the fitness kind. There’s no fat or calories included and they’ll help you tone the fatty parts in a more comfortable, anti-injury kinda way. But not only donuts. There’s fitness wedges, too!
The Knee Donuts and Wrist Wedges were sent to me, courtesy of Do Or Die Fitness. After a short episode of skepticism, complete with eyeball rolling, I tried his stuff out and became totally convinced of the concept in a quick and speedy kind of way. Check out the example pic of how they’re used….
In a recent tortuous bought of Mountain Climbers (500 of ’em total) and push-ups (70 of ’em), my wrists were whining a little after the first three sets. So I pulled out wrist wedges and got immediate relief from the tension of subjecting my wrists to that 90-degree angle under all that pressure. The wedges take you out of that 90-degree angle ever so slightly. There’s a wee-bit of a cushy give to the material, while still being sturdy to support the wrists.
I used the knee donuts while doing some 1980’s style leg toning moves (yes, I still do those) that keep you on your knees. It was a freaking delight! While the wrists wedges were the most necessary, the knee donuts are my favorite because of the comfort factor. I don’t know how they do it, but the knee donut technology had me feeling like my knees were nestled inside a pillow, while still feeling sturdy. The product’s material has a foam roller kind of feel, yet it’s more lightweight and cushy. Go on and check out the whole gamut of exercises you can do with with these donuts and wedges.
If you are dealing with a bit of extra weight right now – if you have any kind of injury that makes certain exercises a discomfort to perform, or if you just go hardcore and want to give yourself some extra anti-injury protection, the Knee Donuts ($19.99), Wrist Wedges ($19.99), and even the Neck Circle ($9.99) from Do Or Die Fitness deserve your attention. Snag whichever of the 3 you need, or scoop up the bundle of all three for $44.99.
Are there any drawbacks?
Well yes. A few drawbacks, although very minor. I haven’t used these products long term yet, but just like a foam roller, the Do Or Die products get that wrinkly, squashed-ness appearance with use, yet I have to say that this didn’t cause there to be any lesser-quality of knee/wrist support and performance. Another minor gripe is that with the wrist wedges, you have to position your hands in a very precise way (which can take a couple of tries) to get the benefits without your hand slipping a little, but you’ll be fine once you determine the hand positioning that’s right for you. I haven’t said a lot about the Neck Circle, because for me, a towel can do the same thing, but I know there are some of you with with neck and spine alignment issues, so the Neck Circle might be just the thing you need.
Overall, if I had to choose just one pair, I’d pick the wrist wedges out of necessity, or the knee donuts for comfort and delight. The knee donuts and wrist wedges are now an important part of my training tools. BOOM!
At this time I am also accepting your profusely exaggerated compliments on my African tribal forehead crown, as modeled in the pic. Just sayin’.