March, 2016

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Why I Left Behind My Kettle Bells

This e-mail just in from one of my new Weighted Hands customers.

I am passing along this story because what he shares may be something you can relate to.

Hi Michael,

I have been in fitness for a long time holding positions over the years as Physical Education Director for the Royal Military College, and Chief Instructor for the Canadian Forces School of Physical Education and Recreation.

I have done coaching for many more sports and athletic qualifications including years of martial arts training, and power lifting.

So although I’m just an old guy, I was always keen at fitness and the evolution of training methodologies and equipment over the years.

In 2013 I got my 11th orthopedic operation and had both a titanium knee and shoulder replacement in an 8 month time frame resulting in a hard go of getting my old strength back.

In any case, I’ve rehabbed well and can do virtually all the things I did before with some common sense and a few caveats.

Certainly much more than any typical doctor recommendation.

The hard part at this stage of the game is modifying my workouts to avoid the loss of too much muscle mass while maintaining the tone of my musculature and avoiding the nuisance injuries while still working hard enough to overload my systems enough for a good workout day in and day out.

I’ve incorporated Heavyhands off and on for a few years occasionally rotating it into my training regimen and always having a good workout when I did.

This month, I went on my first long vacation (over two weeks) and only brought a few things to workout figuring I would intersperse the gym, swimming and power walking.

I left behind my kettle bells and power wheel and only brought small hand weights and a wall cable system.

On vacation I realized the gym was okay but problematic and time consuming.

While I am 66, I still workout aggressively and not as your typical 66 year old.

I have had a lifetime approach to staying in shape and serious training in most gyms is difficult as they are more of a social scene than real working out.

Also the limitations of machines and specificity training for overall functionality as you age and wish to retain speed and flexibility.

Power walking, a few body exercises and lap swimming were good but I missed a good workout while here so I restarted the heavy hands workouts every other day alternating my other workouts and noticed some good results as well as a good sweat.

I know the methodology is good and physiologically sound but this was the first time I had used it consistently as my core routine, instead of once in a while.

In summary Heavy Hands started out as just a filler exercise while on holidays, but is has given me some impressive workouts/results and I will continue to see where things go over the next few months.

P.S. I have ordered your Weighted Hands kit and add-on weights.

Victor Trnavskis

Lots of simple reasons why walking and training with Weighted Hands may be a good alternative to high impact exercise.

Dr. Leonard Schwartz VS Steve Reeves . . .

Has The Debate Finally Been Solved?

Who Started The Walking-With-Weights Craze, Dr. Leonard Schwartz or Steve Reeves?

“Steve will go down in history as the most handsome and one of the greatest bodybuilders ever,” says fitness guru and longtime friend Jack LaLanne, 85.

Steve Reeves was a fitness fanatic and a bodybuilder, most famous for playing Hercules in the 1950s.

But in the 1980’s, as he was getting older, he had issues running so he began looking for aerobic exercises that wouldn’t hurt his knees.

He ended up writing a book called Power Walking that would help to popularize the craze of walking with weights to get a full-body workout.

This was also around the time that Dr. Leonard Schwartz published his HeavyHands book, designed to do the same thing.

Both men have since passed away, but the debate lives on about who started what, when, and first.

And in this audio, you’ll hear Steve Reeves’s side of the story, straight from Bob, a fellow bodybuilder and longtime friend of Steve’s.

You’ll Also Hear . . .

* All about Steve’s “trickle-down” smart training: Use your body’s natural blood flow when setting up your exercise routine – and you’ll make it easier on your heart and more effective for your body, here’s how

* The little-known story of how Steve Reeves changed Sylvester Stallone’s life

* The one most-important thing Bob says you need to look for when choosing a fitness role model and an exercise routine – and where to take it from there

* Why Steve believed your neck, arms, and calves should all measure the same – and a quick look at how Bob uses weights in his exercises to achieve that

* What’s more important – nutrition or exercise along with a quick look at how Bob stays fit without ever getting hungry

At age 60, Bob is still a bodybuilder in great shape.

He says, if you want to be successful in any industry, you should find someone who has already achieved the success you want, and do what they did.

That strategy worked for him. While researching how Steve Reeves worked out, Bob ultimately became friends with him.

They shared fitness tips, strategies, and stories. And in this audio, you’ll hear what all of those were.

To listen to the full audio interview,

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Michael Senoff

Founder and CEO

What Exercise To Do After A Knee Injury . . .

Don’t let a knee injury keep you down.

Learn to modify your workout and stay athletic your entire life

Bob used to be an all-around athlete.

He did triathlons, was an avid skier, played tennis and golf.

Then he blew his knee out.

Fortunately, Bob has been working out with HeavyHands since the 1980s.

When he was younger, he says he used them to help him reach his peak athletic shape.

And now that he’s older with knee problems, he uses them to get a full-body workout while he’s walking – without pounding his knee or his back.

And in this audio, you’ll hear how HeavyHands can be a part of your workout throughout your life too – no matter what stage of the game you’re currently in.

You’ll Also Hear . . .

* A quick guide to how much the weights and handles weigh and how to run the calculations – so you always know how much you’re carrying

* The one workout Bob says has given him the most definition for his arms – it’s also good for cardio and a great way to lose weight too

* Why Bob says the new handles can help you get more of a workout in

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to be out of shape.

It just means you have to look for ways to modify your workout after injuries or arthritis.

And in this audio, you’ll hear how Bob uses HeavyHands to help him do that.

Press play on the audio interview below to hear the full story.


The Difference Between HeavyHands And Kettle Bells (And When To Use Each) . . .

Thor is a personal trainer who first discovered HeavyHands in the early 2000s.

He says there’s a huge difference between HeavyHands and kettle bells, but it basically comes down to knowing your fitness goals.

If your goal is to increase muscle mass while spending less time in the weight room, Thor says kettle bells are the way to go.

But if you’re a runner looking to increase speed, strength, and endurance, he recommends HeavyHands.

And in this audio, you’ll hear all about the difference between the two – and the workouts that’ll help you meet your goals the quickest.

You’ll Also Hear . . .

* A look at how Thor uses HeavyHands in his daily workout sessions to have more energy and feel better

* A quick guide to the weights and repetitions for a HeavyHands workout along with how to swing them right in order to get their maximum benefits.

* The truth about kettle bells and injuries (Thor says you really have to be careful), but he’s never known anyone to get injured with HeavyHands

* What Thor has noticed about the new rubber handles vs. the old foam ones

Thor says he wishes he’d have found HeavyHands 20 years sooner because they’re a great way to tone up while building endurance and strength at the same time. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

Press play on the audio interview below to hear the full story.


How To Turn Regular Walks Into Calorie-Burning Workouts . . .

Are Weighted Hands Really the Fastest Way to Meet Your Fitness Goals This Year?

Jay has one goal in life right now – to see his abs before he turns 42 in January.

And he’s well on his way.

He stopped crash dieting and says he’s finally getting serious about his fitness.

And in this quick audio, you’ll hear how he plans to make Weighted Hands a big part of that routine.

He just received his weights so we go over some good starting exercises and a plan to up his calorie burn and muscle density, so he can have the look he’s always wanted.

You’ll Also Hear . . .

* The surprising truth about walking on a treadmill (Is it really that different from walking outside?)

* Exactly how to make a simple one-mile loop around your neighborhood into a calorie-burning, muscle-building routine

* The link between arm exercises, energy, and calories burned

* The biggest difference between Weighted Hands and dumbbells (Before he got his Weighted Hands, Jay says he worked out for only 45 minutes with regular dumbbells – here’s why he’ll never do that again)

* The best “first exercises” to try so you start off easy, but not too easy

Jay’s like most people.

He’d rather exercise a little more instead of be the guy at the table who has to order the salad while everyone else gets to gulp down juicy burgers.

And in this audio, you’ll hear how he’s started using Weighted Hands to do that, so he’s turning his regular walks into calorie-burning workouts.

Press play on the audio interview below to hear the full story.


How to Use WeightedHands As Your Go-To Workout After Injury Or Even Arthritis . . .

This Man’s Been Doing Heavy Hands For More Than 25 Years

Terry started doing Heavy Hands back in 1978 when he developed arthritis in his two big toe joints and couldn’t run anymore.

He was frustrated because no other workout was helping him keep the weight off like cross-country running.

Then he saw Dr. Schwartz’s book at the store and thought he’d give it a shot.

He immediately noticed muscle definition in his legs and arms similar to what he had when he was running, and he hasn’t looked back.

And in this audio, you’ll hear how easy it is to incorporate Heavy Hands into your fitness routine even after injury or arthritis, and what it’s like to do the Heavy Hand workout for more than 25 years.

You’ll Also Hear . . .

* Exactly what Terry noticed when he quit doing Weighted Hands during the winter months because of the cold – and what he does now to keep Weighted Hands a part of his year-round routine

* A quick look at Terry’s modified workouts: how he incorporates Weighted Hands into his running now along with other exercises he does too

* Exactly how long you need to work out before you see results

* Clear and straightforward advice for anyone starting out

Terry says the increased calorie burn of the Weighted Hands workout has been the only thing remotely similar to the results he got running long distances – but without the strain on his feet or the drive to the gym.

And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

Press play on the audio interview below to hear the full story.


He’s Lost 40 Pounds In The Last Seven Weeks.

His Mom Had a Set of HeavyHands… And Why He Had to Have A Set Too . . .

Adam grew up with HeavyHands because his mom had a set of them, so he saw firsthand how they can help with weight loss and fitness.

And while Adam’s only been using his set for the last couple of weeks, he says the weight’s been coming off like butter.

He walks an 8-mile route, all while lifting the weights above his head, boxing with them, and pumping them.

When his friend reminded him that he’d “better be doing curls.”

Adam’s reply was, “I’m doing about 2,100 of them.”

And all while he’s walking.

He’s lost 40 pounds in the last seven weeks.

And in this audio, you’ll hear the fitness routine he used to get there.

You’ll Also Hear . . .

* Why Adam wants to get a set of heavier weights so he can cut down on his walking — why that might not be such a good idea, and some tips for intensifying and changing up his workout so he gets the added benefits he’s looking for

* The real reason a calorie burning calculator isn’t an accurate way to measure the intensity and resistance of your HeavyHands workout

* The surprising areas you’ll see the weight come off first (and lean muscle appear in its place) – and how to target those areas so you see it even faster

Adam says his weight was all in his chest and gut – but because he’s using all four limbs during his walks, pumping and curling, and mixing it up – he’s already seeing a tremendous difference.

And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

Press the play button below.


The Hidden Benefits Of Using Four Limbs Instead Of Two . . .

With a family history of heart disease, Mike Fleblanch began looking for a better cardiovascular exercise in 1982.

That’s’ when hediscovered Dr. Schwartz’s HeavyHands, and has never looked back.

He began running with the specially designed weights, and says the fitness routine works so well because it uses all four limbs instead of just two, if you do it right.

His pulse rate and blood pressure dropped, and so did his weight.

At 67, he’s still able to stay fit while keeping weight off.

And in this audio, you’ll hear his story along with a look at his workout.

You’ll Also Hear . . .

* The only two improvements the new Weighted Hands have over the older version (Dr. Schwartz used the best 80s technology available, but the newer grips and handles are extra comfortable and tailor made – but don’t worry, they still fit the older weights)

* The one best way a new HeavyHander should start out, and the one absolutely wrong way to do it that you’ll want to avoid

* A surprising fact: the slower you go (when walking and pumping to a level three) the harder it is — here’s why going slower could be a better workout

* The one move you can add to a regular HeavyHands walking workout that accelerates pulse and energy output – while challenging those hard-to-reach quad muscles too

Mike says the trick is to make sure you’re pumping the weights, and not just carrying them.

That way, you’re getting a full cardiovascular workout that uses all four limbs.

And in this audio, you’ll hear the benefits of doing that, some tips for making sure you do it correctly, and why HeavyHands has been a big part of Mike’s fitness routine – for more than 20 years.

Pess the play button below to hear the full interview story


Why This Former Triathlon Winner Chooses The HeavyHands Workout To Stay In Shape . . .

Katharine takes an intense yoga class with her daughter and other 20-somethings.

At 58, she’s not only able to keep up, she’s stronger than they are.

She credits her HeavyHands workout for this athletic ability, but to be honest, Katharine was always an athlete, having competed in 18 triathlons over the course of her life.

But that also means, she knows a good workout.

And she says HeavyHands is an essential part of hers because it’s like many different workouts in one, and versatility is key when it comes to taking your body to the next level.

Coaches and trainers know that the human body is made to adapt to exercise, which is why a workout will get easier over time if you don’t change things up.

HeavyHands lets you do that. And in this audio, you’ll hear Katharine’s whole HeavyHands routine, and how she changes it up to keep herself in shape.

You’ll Also Hear . . .

* The three exercises Katharine would do if she were starting off today – and exactly how she would do them

* An insider’s look at this athlete’s intense HeavyHands 45-minute program – including her power sets at the end

* The reason Katharine calls them “Happy Hands”

* The clear and straightforward advice Katharine has for newbies – she says it’s probably going to seem like it’s not enough, but if you follow the program, you’ll be in peak condition – without the stress and strain of most workouts

* A step-by-step look at how Katharine modifies her workouts so she’s always changing up her routine and keeping her body in shape

* The fastest known way to keep the batwings away: here’s how Katharine does it while also keeping herself stronger than those 20-somethings in her yoga class

* The clear and straightforward advice Katharine has for newbies – she says it’s probably going to seem like it’s not enough, but if you follow the program, you’ll be in peak condition – without the stress and strain of most workouts

Katharine first heard of HeavyHands after a friend of hers lost weight and toned up in an unusually fast amount of time. He looked so different – everyone had to know how he’d done it.

That was seven years ago, and HeavyHands has been a part of her routine ever since.

She says it not only helps her with weight control, but it also helps her feel great – while keeping her mentally sharp too.

And in this audio, you’ll hear exactly how she’s doing it.

Press the play audio button below to hear the full story.


An Inside Look At The Inventor Of Heavyhands, His Favorite Exercises, And How Heavyhands Has Changed The Way We Age

Neil struck up a friendship with Dr. Schwartz many years ago after reading how the doctor used HeavyHands to decrease his pulse rate from 60 to 38 and his body fat from 14% to

Neil had only heard of elite athletes with numbers like that (not some guy in his 50s), so he contacted the doctor to find out more.

That was the beginning of a lifelong friendship that would change the way Neil viewed aging.

Dr. Schwartz didn’t believe that the musculoskeletal system needed to decline as we age. He believed that working all four limbs at the same time, instead of just two, would allow feedback loops from the heart to the muscles to form and strengthen, preventing sudden overloads on the heart while also preventing muscular declines in strength and movement.

And in this audio, you’ll get an inside look at the inventor of the HeavyHands workout, Dr. Schwartz, from one of his friends, along with tips on the best exercises to do with the weights and how Dr. Schwartz intended they be used to improve life, throughout your life.

You’ll Also Hear…

* Why Dr. Schwartz called swimmers and cyclists “gravity cheaters” – and how to use the resistance of gravity as a way to make workouts even more beneficial

* Why Dr. Schwartz didn’t believe you needed to lift heavy weights to improve health and strength – and a quick look at how he came up with his Heavyhands fitness concept

* Why Dr. Schwartz didn’t believe you needed to lift heavy weights to improve health and strength – and a quick look at how he came up with his Heavyhands fitness concept

* Debunking the hero myth that you need to “push through the pain” when exercising – what your body is really telling you and what to do instead

* The real problem with “repetitive exercises’ and how simple changes to your Heavyhands workout can result in a whole new fitness routine – with changes in speed, cadence, angle, direction, and weight

* What Dr. Schwartz considered to be one of the most important concepts to learn about fitness: “long-strength training.” What that means and how to make it a part of your routine

* A step-by-step look at how to do one of the single most difficult movements of Heavyhands, and why you may want to give it a try

* How long it usually takes to build a virtual “fat-burning furnace” so you’re controlling your weight with energy, strength, and stamina (without really trying)

As a hypnosis practitioner, Neil works with clients to improve their health and well being, and he says he recommends the HeavyHands workout to all his clients because it’s so versatile.

It doesn’t matter if you’re already an elite athlete or a couch potato, no matter where you are in life, there’s a place for you to start and get immediate benefits from the workout.

Even in his 80s, Dr. Schwartz was able to do things most people in their 30s would be happy to be doing. And in this interview, you’ll hear all about him..

To listen to the interview click the play button below.