Reddit reviews: The best standard walkers

We found 8 Reddit comments discussing the best standard walkers. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 4 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Standard Walkers:

u/cllr · 3 pointsr/fitness30plus

I'm 55 years old and I started the beginner routine on /r/bodyweightfitness 15 months ago and I've had slow but noticeable results. I've been biking and running for the last 12 years so I'm in good shape aerobically, but I had no upper body strength.

I started with the beginner routine on BWF, but I went with the easiest possible options - like inclined push-ups on steps, and vertical rows where I was pretty close to standing upright.

For the inclined push-ups I started with my feet on the floor and my hands on the 5th stair step. I slowly worked up to 12 reps per set, and when I could do 3 sets of 12 reps I moved my hands down to the 4th step and did 8 reps per set, gradually increasing my reps to 12. I kept repeating that and now I'm up to 10 reps of regular floor push-ups.

I hung a bar in the basement for pull-ups but I've had less success with those. At the start I could do only 1 rep per set, and after two months I couldn't do more than 3 reps per set so I decided to try Grease the Groove, doing a lot of sets of 3 reps throughout the day. After a couple of weeks of GtG I developed a case of golfer's elbow tendonitis. It took 3 months of rest, therapy and self-massage to recover.

After I recovered I bought a Perfect Pullup Assist and adjusted the height so that I could do 8 pull-ups in a set. When I can do 12 pull-ups in a set I'm going to adjust the height to make it harder, lower my reps, work up to 12 reps and keep repeating the process until I can do 10 unassisted pull-ups and chin-ups in a set.

When I started BWF I was unaware that tendons and ligaments don't grow/adapt/strengthen as fast as muscle, especially at my age. I've found that doing exercises that allow me to do 8-16 reps per set before failure help me avoid tendon problems. I don't know if it's just me, or if it's because of my age, but my tendons seem to be my rate-determining factor.

/u/Antranik wrote a very helpful post on How to Implement a Steady State Training Cycle, it's got great info about exercise and stress on connective tissue.

The only equipment I bought was a pull-up bar, a bar for rows, a used walker for dips from Goodwill for $10 and the Perfect Pullup Assist.

I've got mixed feelings about the last 12 months. I'm frustrated by my slow progress, I wish I was farther along. On the other hand, my upper body is in better shape than it's ever been, and I know that this is a life long journey. After getting tendonitis doing the one exercise I pushed hard, I realize it's better to go slow, focus on the long term, and avoid injury and the resulting time off. I'm trying to see my progress in yearly improvements rather than in weekly or monthly gains.

If I can do this your dad can!

u/rubertidom · 2 pointsr/gout

It beats the shit out of crutches but it's not perfect. Part of this could be because I got a well made, but cheaper model. The wheels are pretty narrow so you have to be careful with bumps, and the turning radius is lacking. The knee pad is pretty cozy though. I can't bitch too much because like I said it beats crutches and this is the model advertised for $120ish dollars at Walmart.com and Amazon but I found a gently used one on letgo for $70 and the fella even brought it to me. It definitely makes trips to the kitchen and bathroom faster and more bearable.

If you use Amazon Prime and don't mind paying full price they can have it on your doorstep tomorrow.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Fitness

They have cheap walkers for old folks you can get at walmart, or a lot of pharmacies; they work pretty well for dips. Something like this: amazon - walker but without the wheels

u/Tony_Chu · 26 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Remember when you were a little kid and TV shows from the 50's seemed really old-timey to you? You were born 33 years after 1950.

Little kids today are exactly as removed from the 80's as you were from the 50's. Your birth decade is old timey and ancient to them.

Oh, and PS. Most incoming college freshman report that they don't have first hand memory of 9/11. They were 3.

I recommend this model so that you don't have to put the tennis balls on the front.