Custom Heavyhands Weights Made To Order Email or call or text 858-692-9461 for special order, lead time and weights

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New Premium Ergonomic-Grips For Weights Over 3 lbs Per Hand

Heavyhands VS dumbbells, wrist weights and weighted gloves.

Heavyhands Weights Don't Grow On Trees - See How They' re Made


Burn Fat Faster - Build Your Body And Endurance With Weighted Hands  For Men


There is no doubt that heavyhands walking with heavyhands weights over 10 lbs in each hand is one of the easiest ways to burn calories and melt fat at an alarming rate.

All the research and workloads have been calculated by state of the art human performance labs.

For example, if you weight 175 lbs and you walk only 30 minutes with these 11 lb heavyhands weights shown in the image above, and you're pumping them to shoulder height at a rate of 100 pumps per minute. ( this is equal to walking a 15 minute mile ) you're going to incinerate 600+ kilocalories.

And your grip strength is going to go through the roof.

Can you say "Crushing Handshake"?

And your Arms, biceps, triceps, shoulder are going to become like a rock.

And the best advantage with long strength training is that it feels easy compared to working legs or arms independently.

When I got started six months ago walking with heavyhands weights, I could only find the light heavyhands weights made by AMF and Lion Sports.

Over the last thirty years, most users of the heavyhands weights and handles have been women.

And this is the reason primarily light weights were sold.  It was hard to find heavyhands weights over 5 lbs per hand.

( When I say 5 lbs, you have two 2 lbs weight on each side of the patented handle and the handle weights 1 lb = 5 lbs total in each hand.

5 lbs in each hand is the top end for most women.

If you're pumping 1, 2 ,3 or even 4 lbs weights high above your head and at or above 120 pumps per minutes, this can prove to be a great aerobic workout.

But the problem is this.

Most guys like us won't do it.

It's too dang embarrassed to walk in public doing this.

And you'll get laughed out of any respectable gym.

Another problem with the lighter heavyhand add on weights is to get your heart rate up to a respectable training level, you'll have to pump your arms very fast and you'll have to raise them over your head.

For women, it's ok, but most of us manly guys, this will never happen.

And that's why when I started training with heavyhands, I wanted heavier weights.

I needed something that was going to really build both cardio and physical strength in my arms, shoulders and chest.

Something I could curl as I walk for 2-4 miles per session.

And my heavyhands weights totaling 11 lbs in each hand have proven perfect for melting stubborn fat off my body.

I was so excited at how well this worked that I had others people asking me to make them a set of heavyhands weights for their weight loss and aerobic training.

Heavy Handers were requesting  2, 3, 4 and 5 lb weights to fit the AMF heavyhand patented handles.

You can't find the handles or weights anywhere today.

If you're a strong man and you want to build your guns and melt fat fast, you should consider more weight in each hand.

So if you are looking for more weight for your heavyhands workouts call or text Michael at 858-692-9461

We can custom make the weights to your specifications.

Ask for Michael Senoff or e-mail

Here are some photos of some of the custom weights I offer below.


Your looking at a set of weighted hands hand eights with an ergonomic grip kit plus black flex fit back straps. Each weight in this photo is 3 lbs. We can make you lighter or heaver weights to order. If you were to be walking with this set, you would be holding 7 lbs in each hand. All AMF or Lion Sports heavyhands ad on weights will fit onto these handles. You'll have the option to twist on and off your weights for the workout that feels right for you. If you are walking already, why not double the benefits in the same time walking with weighted hands. 

Your new ergo grips will fit like a glove making your workouts less painful protecting your wrist and joints so you can go longer and harder. Oh, and since I have been using these grips my calluses have virtually disappeared. Before, I was using the original foam grip that came with my first set of heavyhands.



Hi Michael,

I just received the ergo HH handles and straps today.

You are a genius! I have my 9 pounders on them right now and they are soo much more comfortable than the crummy AMF foam grips.

You are providing a valuable service to all HeavyHanders everywhere!

Thanks again,

Steve Roberts
Seattle, WA

What's the difference between the original heavyhands back strap and my new flex fit back straps?

The new flex fit back strap are better than the prior heavyhands back strap because they are flexible. They are designed to form fit around the back of your hands. The other ones have no flex whatsoever. So when you're swinging your hand weights up and down, you're producing a lot of force, especially on the down swings. If you're pumping ten pound with each hand, for example, a forceful down stroke can produce twenty-five pounds of force. And all that pressure is distributed on to the thickest part of the back of your hand . This can become uncomfortable especially when pumping weight over three pounds and up per hand.

Note these handles are not the same. One is molded for your left hand and one is for your righty. It's funny because it took me some time to figure out how to even grab these grips. But once you got them locked in tight, you'll be on your way to an incredible headyhands workout.


If you already have the original red heavy hands handles, not problem. All my weights have been machined to work with the original handles like the ones below. You handles may be blue, black, pink or green. And that's ok because my weights will work with all of these.




When you see the # 3 or #4 on the AMF weights, it means that both the weights plus the one pound handle equals a total weight of three or four in one hand. Many people think that each weight weighs three or four pounds. This has been the source of much confusion in the past with these weights.

 Heavyhands Weights Now Feel Good In Your Hands -  Avoid Wrist, Elbow and Hand Pain With These New Ergonomic Grips



Much Better Than Originals Allowing You To Relax Your Grip,

     Michael, just wanted to let you know that I have tried out the ergo grips that you sent me, with both the 3 & 5 lb weights. I have also added the heavy hands back straps, which makes these much better than the originals, allowing you to relax your grip, if needed, and no pressure points. Somewhat like the picture that you sent me of your prototypes.

   Thanks again!



You will LOVE LOVE LOVE the look and the feel of these GRIPS in your hands.

If you already have other HEAVYHANDS AMF weights, they WILL fit onto the ends of these handles so you can switch your weights out to very your workouts and training.

We feel if you are attaching heavyhands #2s, #3s, there is no need for the traditional heavyhands handle that supports the back of your hand.

However, we strongly recommend using this patented handle for walking if you are using weights over 4 lbs in each hand.

These new grips are totally new in the aerobic hand weight category.

We've developed a ergonomic handle that feels incredible while walking and pumping with your Heavyhands weights.

Say goodbye to the old dirty foam material from the 1980s.

Foam handles absorb and hold sweat, absorbs bacteria and they get filthy dirty like and old kitchen dish sponge.

We've updated the look and feel to your Heavyhand weights.

This new ergonomic handle is in my opinion is more comfortable than the straight foam grips you see from the old days.

You've got a place to position your thumb and fingers.

This will comes in handy with your up swings.

And the contoured finger positions help grab better on heavy down strokes.

The soft gel palm protector provides a cushion support for your palms when doing overhead presses while walking.

You'll find using these grips will avoid numb fingers, aching hands and forearms.

The straight foam grips from the 1980s cause too much pressure on the inner palm.

This new ergonomic grips provides close to 98% contact of hand and grip.

This relieves the pressure during an intense Heavyhand workout, especially near the nerves ulnaris, preventing the hand from getting numb.

Additionally this grip will help from overstraining your median nerve resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome as well as aching wrists are prevented.

Plus you can clean them after each workout.


And they look really cool too, no so 80s

New Premium Ergonomic-Grips For Weights Between 3 and 20 lbs Per Hand

This is a kit for you to modify your existing heavyhands handles. You get everything you see here in the top photo with your order.

Your new ergo grips will fit like a glove making your workouts less painful so you can go longer.

All AMF Heavyhands add on weights will screw onto these shafts. Notice the ledge above the top of my thumb. During upswings, this ledge helps propel the weights with more force taking pressure off the fingers and distributing it to the top part of the hand. It's hard to explain but you'll feel the difference on your first workout with these.

There is plenty of room for large and long fingers with this grip. I have a small to medium size hand.

This is a soft rubber-like material that will not absorb sweat. The texture throughout the interior of the grip will keep your hands in contact "without slipping" even during your most vigorous heavyhands workouts.

We designed an extended palm pad that really helps when doing overhead presses. Having this extra materials to rest your lower palm on take pressure off the bone of the fingers and allows you to do more overhead work compared to just a cylindrical grip



Hi Michael,

I just received the ergo HH handles and straps today. You are a genius! I have my 9 pounders on them right now and they are soo much more comfortable than the crummy AMF foam grips.

You are providing a valuable service to all HeavyHanders everywhere!

Thanks again,

Steve Roberts
Seattle, WA

You can use your existing back straps with this kit.

You are going thank me after just one heavyhand walking workout for how much functional these grips feel to your hands. And you'll be surprised at how hard and fast you can go holding onto your weights with these grips. They actually start to feel like and extension to your hand.

I painted my weights black and I think they look pretty cool with the red back straps

You want the red back strap behind your knuckles not in front. You will be able to adjust and rotate the back strap.

One of your handles is for your left hand and one for your right. It's funny because it took me some time to figure out how to even grab these grips at first.

Notice the back strap is behind my knuckles.


Once you un-screw your heavyhand weights off the shaft, you'll be able to detach the back strap and then you will just attach it to your new ergo kit that I sent you. There is another important advantage of  this weight set. The diameter of the steel shaft is a bit smaller than the diameter of the grip. This is an advantage because when you are pumping these weights the force on down strokes will cause the weights to tern. And with a shaft solid with the grip will cause the weights to unscrew off the shaft. Having some play in between the shaft and the grip lets the shaft rotate keeping the end weights intact to the shaft.

I Appreciate The Great Service!

Hi Michael,

I am very happy to have found theses weights. They look like very good quality. It's amazing how hard it is to find this heavy if a weight in the original product.

They must not have made many or people are really hanging onto and using them!

I appreciate the great service!

Best, Pam



The ergo grips are rubber and flexible. As you tighten your weights to the shaft, they will compress the foam back straps and hande. Screw your weights on tight so they don't loosen during your workouts.


The best thing about Heavyhands walking is the money and time saved. Heavyhands replaces treadmills, Nordic tracks, weight equipment, and gym memberships, at a much lower cost. They are also very portable and can be taken to the office or on trips.

Because of their low cost, compared to gym equipment, many professionals buy two sets and leave one at the office. Having Heavyhands available negates the need to jump in the car and dash off to the gym for an abbreviated workout during lunch time.

Question or order e-mail



I No Longer Have The Need To Run

Hi Michael -

I've been working with HeavyHands weights with the new "ergo" handles for a bit more than a week.

I've noticed that I can go heavier and more reps when using these handles as opposed to the when using the standard handles. Is this placebo effect? Not enough data to make a guess just yet.

I can say that these handles are much more comfortable than standard, and perhaps this comfort is what provides the perceived ease of exertion. I've returned to the HeavyHands panaerobic concepts (as listed in the original HeavyHands book) in the spring of 2013 and have seen a noticeable increase in strength and flexibility - and an ever so slight reduction in girth (enough to actually tighten my belt).

Ha! I've become a little less me, in this process. Back in the '80s, I used the HeavyHands weights while running, but slowly become guilty of "carry hands", before I gave up running.

Now that time has moved on, I no longer have the need to run, but find that 30-45 minutes per session, 3-4 times a week, definitely makes a difference.

Michael... Thank you for making the HeavyHands products once again accessible for public consumption.

Best - Harold

Heavyhands 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 position.   

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 dumbbells.

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.


Hello Michael,

Received the HH weights yesterday!!! Brilliant!!!

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 spent!!


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 exercises.

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 and comfort.

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 exercise

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 motion.

Heavyhands handles are highly satisfactory for use in aerobic exercises. It satisfies all of the foregoing requirements.

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 reduced markedly.

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 position.

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 “sweating”.

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 858-692-9461

We can make you sizes and weights from one to ten pounds.

"Heavyhands Weights Don't Grow On Trees - See How They're Made"

Recently, I received a complaint about the "high price" of my custom made to order heavyhands weights. So I had to educate him on what actually goes into each set of your fat burning, body sculpting walking hand weights. You'd think this man thought these weights grow on trees.

So I went into the shop and shot some photos at our Southern California plant where these puppies are made.  Scroll down through some of these photos and let me share just a little about the birth place of your set of heavyhands ad on weights for men.

Here's a stack of cut and partially machined five pound blanks. I don't know if you're aware of the cost of solid steel these days but it's through the roof. 1080 steel is not cheap.  And that's just on material cost. Making your weights take a lot more than material. You'll got freight cost, cutting bar stock cost, tool, die, drilling cost. There's labor to man the machines and change out the parts. You have machining time, buffing and polishing, boxing, packing,  listing fees and shipping too. I think if price is the only thing you are worried about, you should go and make you own set. I challenge you to do.

These five pound blanks in this photo above have been drilled. This is the hole that your heavyhand handle will screw into to hold the weight. The hole shown still need to be tapped and threaded. And to do this, it take special equipment found in a certified machine shop like the one your weights are made in. The tread must be precise so your weights don't fall onto your head during your heavyhands workout. Ouch! That would hurt.

You would not believe how many steps it takes to get to the final product. I only understood this when I had the chance to actually make them personally.  And keep in mind, that you've not even seen the cutting off the steel bar step that came before this part of the manufacturing  process. If you think you can just pop these into a machine and the finished part magically pops out ready to screw onto the end of your heavyhand AMF handles, you're sadly mistaken.

You are looking at the measurements on a Fanuc high production CNC lathe-mill. These machines are incredibly accurate. They can measure the thickness to the one thousandth of an inch. That's incredibly accurate!

We use a chamfer bit to creates a uniform chamfer on the inside edge of all our weights to add character, while retaining a crisp geometric line. You won't see it once it's on your heavyhand handle, but your know it's there. It's just an extra design element that we feel is important and once that you'll grow to appreciate.

Here's where we tap the part to give it the proper thread. This is the hole you'll screw your AMF Heavyhands handles onto. You are ensured a nice tight fit that goes in perfect each time you take your weights off or onto the handles.

We made sure to clean the hole thoroughly by blowing out the chips from the drilling process. Any chips in the hole may cause the tap to snag while  we're creating the threads. By clearing the hole, we ensure your threads are cut properly during the tapping process.

Each Heavyhand Ad on Weight is weighed so you can calculate the workloads and kilocalories you are burning during a Heavyhand workout.

Custom Heavyhands Weights Made To Order For Men Email or call or Text 858-692-9461 for special order, lead time and weights