Weights System VS
Dumbbells, Wrist Weights And Weighted Gloves.
You do not want to use regular hand weights for
extended pumping during aerobic training like you do
with the heavy hands handles and weights.
Below is an outline of some of the advantages and
disadvantages of each
The purpose of this information is to give you an
informed overview why you may want to consider the
patented heavyhands handle with weights over
dumbbells, wrist weights or weighted gloves.
The Heavyhands exercise handle and weight structure
is particularly adapted for aerobic and related
extended-time type exercises.
These aerobic hand weights are made for prolonged
and extended use in aerobic exercises.
Dumbbells have long been used for exercise purposes.
In general, they have been designed for use in arm,
shoulder and chest development in a standing
The dumbbells which have been available have been
quite satisfactory for such purposes.
But dumbbells are not satisfactory for use in the
correct performance of aerobic exercises in which
hundreds or even thousands of repetitions of
movement are involved as compared with the
relatively few repetitions of conventional
We all know that aerobic exercise has been found to
be highly effective in adapting the body,
particularly its heart muscle and skeletal muscles,
to utilize oxygen at higher rates.
Running, jogging and walking have achieved a new
dimension in physical fitness regimens.
The effectiveness of this training may be augmented
to a surprising degree by loading the limbs of the
person doing the exercise.
Hand and leg weights serve this purpose well;
however, the limiting factor in the use of
conventional dumbbells is the gripping power of the
hand which tends to fatigue more rapidly than the
large muscle masses of the arms and legs.
Received the HH weights
I went out this morning
for my workout and was
immediately taxed by the
extra weight!!! Wow what
a wimp!!! However, once
I warmed up I initiated
my regular routine and
was able to cut the reps
by more then half with a
real serious burn.
Definitely took the
workout to another
level! Thanks for
reminding me to take it
easy and not get hurt.
Thanks brother for a
great product! While not
cheap it is money well
Aerobic exercises by their very nature are prolonged
in duration, frequently extending over periods in
excess of an hour.
Thus, the limiting factor of gripping power is a
very real and significant and limiting one for such
Wrist weights have been proposed; however, the
effective lever arm is lengthened by placing the
weights in or on the hands.
Moreover, the comfort factor is a real
consideration, for wrist weights are frequently
uncomfortable and tend to chafe the wearer.
Weight gloves are a highly satisfactory means of
adding the desired weight for aerobic exercise but
are limited by inherent practicalities of glove size
In order for a hand weight or dumbbells to be
acceptable for use in aerobic exercises it must meet
the following criteria.
1) Capable of supporting exercise of long duration.
2) Prevent undue spasm of the arm and hand
musculature by a soft, yet firm hand engaging means
extending over the back of the hand
3) Capable of releasing the hand muscles from the
necessity and burden of gripping a dumbbell shaft
continuously, so as to promote optimal circulation
of blood, reduce the likelihood of untoward
elevation of blood pressure and promote prolonged
4) Be able to support the continuation of very
rapid arm movements of extreme amplitude, including
a succession of abrupt starts and stops which would
be traumatic to skin, muscles, ligamentous and joint
structure of the hand if not protected
5) Permits the exerciser to determine his pulse
count without removing the weight from the hand.
6) Suitable for all ambulatory exercises involving
both arms and legs, i.e. walking and running.
7) Ensure the safe use of the dumbbell during
exercise in which the hands attain an inordinately
high velocity. During such exercise the force
involved tends to cause the weight to be disengaged
from the gripping hand, increases the exerciser’s
concern and effort and diminishes his freedom of
Heavyhands handles are highly satisfactory for use
in aerobic exercises. It satisfies all of the
Its form is such that the hand can be relaxed
periodically and the constant isometric contraction
of the hand and forearm muscles, which is a severe
limit in prolonged exercise with dumbbells, is
This relaxation serves to increase the blood flow to
the gripping fingers and to reduce greatly the
likelihood of the muscle spasm which frequently
aborts such exercises prematurely when using
conventional dumbbells and like weights.
The handle portion of the heavy hand handle is
covered with a soft foam and a resilient backing and
may be contoured to conform generally to the shape
of a user’s hand and fingers when in the gripping
This provides a self-adjustment not available in any
dumbbell and the hand can remain partly relaxed
during aerobic exercises.
In this position, the hand weight will be held on
the hand with the fingers relaxed so that its use is
not dependent in any way upon the continuous
strength of the user’s grip.
A foam or spongy cellular surface aids in the
frictional gripping action of the hand weight on the
hand of the user. And the foam dries rapidly after
If your hands start to sweat holding dumbbells, you
may have them slip from your hands due to moisture
and a prolonged weakening of the hand.
I hope this helps.
To place you order
for custom made weights to fit your AMF Heavyhands
handles, contact Michael by text or cell
We can make you sizes and weights from one to ten
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