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"It's All In The Hands"

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 weigh 175 lbs. and you walk only 30 minutes with the 11 lbs. Heavyhands weights shown in the image above, pumping them to shoulder height at a rate of 100 pumps per minute, you're going to incinerate 600+ kilocalories. And your grip strength is going to go through the roof.

Can you say, "crushing handshake?"

Your arms, biceps, triceps, and shoulders are going to become like a rock. And the best advantage with long-term 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, which was the primary reason lighter weights were sold.  It was hard to find Heavyhands weights over 5 lbs. per hand since that was the top weight used for most women in an aerobic setting.

If you're pumping 1, 2 ,3 or even 4 lbs. weights high above your head 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 because it's too embarrassing.

Another problem with the lighter Heavyhands add-on weights is that 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, that's OK, but most of us 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 walked 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 other people asking me to make them a set of Heavyhands weights for their weight loss and aerobic training.

My customers were requesting  2, 3, 4 and 5 lbs. weights to fit the AMF Heavyhands 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 or e-mail

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


You're looking at a set of Weighted Hands with an ergonomic grip kit plus black flex fit back straps. Each weight in this photo is 3 lbs. We can make customized  lighter or heavier 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 add-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 by protecting your wrist and joints so you can go longer and harder. 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.  

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 straps are better than the prior Heavyhands back strap because they are flexible and are designed to form fit around the back of your hands. The previous Heavyhands model  has no flex whatsoever, which produced extra force with both the up and down swing.

If you're lifting 10 lbs. with each hand, for example, a down stroke can produce twenty-five pounds of force, with all that extra pressure being distributed to the thickest part of the back of your hand. This can become uncomfortable, especially when lifting weights 3 lbs. or more per hand.

Note that these handles are not identical. One is molded for your left hand and one is for the right in order for users to secure an optimum grip.

If you already have the original red Heavyhands 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 Ergonomic GRIPS In Your Hands

If you already have other Heavyhands AMF weights, all AMF foam back straps and weights are interchangeable with these handles kits, so you can switch your weights out to vary your workouts and training.

However, we strongly recommend using the patented Heavyhands handles   with our new custom modified grip handle for walking if you are using weights between 4 and 15 lbs. in each hand.

These grips are totally new in the aerobic hand weight category. We've developed an ergonomic handle that feels incredible while walking and              pumping your arms with your Heavyhands weight.

Say goodbye to the old dirty foam material from the 1980s. Foam handles absorb and hold sweat and bacteria. They soak up filth and dirt like an old kitchen dish sponge. We've updated the look and feel to your Heavyhands weights.

This new ergonomic handle is more comfortable than the straight foam grips from the old days. You've got a place to position your thumb and fingers, which will come in handy with your up swings. And the contoured finger positions help secure your hold on the heavy down strokes.

The soft gel palm protector provides a cushion support for your palms when doing overhead presses while walking. You'll find that by using these grips you 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 nearly 98% contact of hand and grip. This relieves the pressure during an intense Heavyhands workout, especially near the ulnar nerves, 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 the grips after each workout.

New Premium Ergonomic-Grip 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 during 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 and the grip has plenty of room.

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 material to rest your lower palm on takes the 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 Heavyhands walking workout for how much more 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 of your own hand.

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

You will 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 took me some time to figure out how to even grab these grips at first, but once I got the hang of it, using the correct grips became second nature.

Notice the back strap is behind my knuckles.


Once you twist off your Heavyhand weights from the shaft, you'll be able to detach the back strap and then reattach it to your grip. Take note that the diameter of the steel shaft is a bit smaller than the diameter of the grip, this was done intentionally in order to allow the weights to rotate on down strokes. If the shaft and grip were designed as one piece, the weights would become unstable and detach. By allowing some play between the shaft and grip, the weights remain intact.

I Appreciate The Great Service!!

Hi Michael,

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

I appreciate the great service!



The ergo grips are rubber and flexible. As you tighten your weights to the shaft, they will compress the foam back straps and handle. 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, Nordictracks, 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 readily 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.

Ha! I've become a little less me, in this process. Back in the '80s, I used the HeavyHands weights while running, but slowly became 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

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 very real and significant in regards to maximizing one's aerobic efforts. 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 genuine consideration, for wrist weights are frequently uncomfortable and tend to chafe the skin.

Weighted 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 practical for use in aerobic exercises, it must meet the following criterio: 

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, ligaments 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, such as 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, thus increasing the exerciserís concern and effort, and diminishing their freedom of motion

Heavyhands handles are highly satisfactory for use in aerobic exercises and fulfills 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 greatly reduce the likelihood of a muscle spasm which frequently aborts such exercises prematurely when using conventional dumbbells and weights.

The handle portion of the Heavyhands handle is covered with a soft foam and a resilient backing, and may be contoured to conform generally to the shape of a userís hand and fingers when in the gripping position. This provides a self-adjustment not available in any dumbbell, and the hand can remain partially relaxed during aerobic exercises.

In this position, the hand weight will be held in the hand with the fingers relaxed so that its use is not dependent in any way upon the continuous strength of the userís grip.

A foam surface aids in the  gripping action of the hand weight in the hand of the user. And the foam dries rapidly after sweating. If your hands start to sweat while holding dumbbells, you will have to work harder to avoid slippage.

To place your order for custom made weights to fit your AMF Heavyhands handles, contact Michael via text or cell at 858-692-9461

"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.

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 create 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 Heavyhands 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 Heavyhands add on Weight is weighed so you can calculate the workloads and kilocalories you are burning during a Heavyhands workout.

Custom Heavyhands Weights Made To Order For Men
Email Senoff.Michael@Gmail.Com or Call or Text 858-692-9461 For Special Order, Lead Time and Weights