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Will my old Heavyhands weights fit your Ergonomic Handles?

Great question

And one that we took into careful consideration BEFORE we redesigned the Weighted Hands grips and add on weights.

This is by far the most common questions asked by Heavyhands and Weighted hands enthusiast.

And the answer is YES.

Both the old Heavyhands and new Weighted Hands fit together like peanut butter and jelly.

All you have to do is twist either your existing Heavyhands weights to my new ergonomic grips.

Or twist my add on weights on to your old Heavyhands foam handles.

However, my ergonomic grip Back straps will NOT fit or replace your old broken Heavyhands back strap.

It may be time to upgrade.

Go to link below for details and free shipping on our totally new and redesigned Weighted Hands Grips.

http://www.weightedhands.com/ergonomic-grips/

Weighted Hands 2 1/2 lb. Starter Set Only $129.00 . . .

Weighted Hands IS The ultimate exercise . . .

Training with Weighted Hands turns your aerobic exercise into a total fitness program.

Weighted Hands is a system of high repetition movements that involve your heart, lungs and every muscle group simultaneously while your hands hold Weighted hands hand weights.

Our progressive training program uses additional weight to improve your physical fitness further.

Heavier weights easily twist onto the Weighted Hands handles.

Walk, jog, dance, bend and twist your way to better health, indoors or outdoors.

The Weighted Hands 2 1/2 lb. Starter Set included one set of custom fit ergonomic grips and a set of four 1/2 pounds twist on weights.

You can start workouts slow with just the grips weighing in at 1 1/2 each.

And then twist on the 1/2 weights in each end bringing each hand to 2 1/2 in each hand.

This starter set is specially priced for three days only.

Regularly $229.00

Now, $129.00 plus $12 Shipping.

Save $100

Documented fitness advantages include:

• 3-4 half hour workouts per week will superbly condition your cardiopulmonary system and over 90% of your body muscle.

• Burns calories and fat at enormous rates.

• Lowest injury rate per workload of any aerobic exercise.

• Uniquely trains abdominal and back muscles aerobically – ideal for flattening stomach or strengthening weak back muscles.

Reply back to this email if you’re ready to give this starter set a go.

Once I get your response, I will send out and invoice using PayPal, and I can ship the same day I receive your payment.

I will also need your hand size for the custom fit of the back strap.

Reply now while this offer remains.

Weighted Hands Starter Set Special Offer . . .

Here’s a great deal if you want to get started with Weighted Hands.

Weighted Hands Is The ultimate exercise!

Explore the adventure of exercising with Weighted Hands, and turn your aerobic exercise into a total fitness program.

Weighted Hands is a system of high repetitive movements that involve your heart, lungs and every muscle group simultaneously, with the help of hand weights.

Interchangeable weights are easy to increase as your program progresses.

Excellent for use with an exercycle for upper body workouts.

Walk, jog, dance, bend & twist your way to better health…indoors or outdoors.

The adventure goes on.

Documented fitness advantages include:

Burns calories and fat at enormous rates

Lowest injury rate per workload of any aerobic exercise.

Uniquely trains abdominal and back muscles aerobically; great for flattening stomach or strengthening weak back muscles.

Includes a set of 1,2 & 3 lbs Weight Plus Original Heavyhands handles.

Free Shipping in the US.

Go to

http://www.weightedhands.com/multi-set/

The Best Shape of My Life

Here’s a great story about a Heavyhands user and how he says that now he’s in the best shape of his life.

“Michael

It was with a good deal of interest that I found your website.

I have been using, probably since 1985 or earlier, in my best recollection, a set of AMF Heavyhands.

I bought it with the 5 lb. and 10 lb. weights.

I read a book on it written by Dr. Leonard Schwartz in 1983, and was impressed with the regimen.

Besides, he looked absolutely great for his age!

I tried a lot of exercise disciplines.

I first started out as the proverbial “98 Lb. weakling” that Charles Atlas originally described himself in comic book ads.

I sent off for his course, but I didn’t like it much.

I wanted more results.

I then did the Joe Weider course, and it did about as much for me as possible with my “ectomorph” frame when I was in high school.

I later tried “free” weights, and a variety of easier or cheaper ways of body building and exercise.

I finally bought a Nordic Tracker.

This was a great tool.

But personally, I liked jogging quite a bit, and when I found the book material on HeavyHands, well, I was hooked. It made so much sense.

I sold the Tracker and have never looked back, as the HeavyHands routine was not like work to me, but something that I enjoyed doing.

I have achieved results that have exceeded well above all of my other efforts combined in exercise, fitness, and wanting to look your best.

As I mentioned earlier about being in the best shape of my life, the body feature that received the most complimentary remarks, from nearly all women no less, was my flat “as a washboard” tummy, which I had at age 50.

For many years, regularly, I have used this utensil in exercising, in which I have increased my cardiac benefit of at least 300% over regular walking.

My peak in using this regimen came when I reached 50 years old.

I “ran” two-three times a week, with the ten pound weights, plus additional ten pounds strapped to my legs.

This gave me a 20 pound benefit when I ran for 20 minutes over a 1.6 mile course that I had mapped out for many years.

That year, when I was fifty years old, I was 5’9′+ height, weighed 161 pounds, had a 31 inch waist, and a suit jacket size of 44 inch shoulders.

Yeah, I looked like a little football player without the pads.

I was in the best shape of my life.

Since then, I have had a good deal many injuries from my former mode of employment, and of course, have gotten older.

I can only “walk” or kind of “power walk” nowadays, at a pace stride (30 inches) which is still not too bad.

I can no longer wear the leg weights.

I also have trouble carrying the ten pound weights, as it is painful for my forearms anymore.

I put on the five pound weights, but they feel as though they are nothing.

I am 62 years old, but in still fairly good shape.

My waist is about 32 inches yet, but my shoulders may not be as substantial.

The biggest difference is muscle tone; you just lose it more as you get older.

My goal is to not worry about muscle buildup anymore, but flexibility and muscle tone.

I am looking for seven or eight pound weights, that would fit my old AMF’s?

I think, that with a seven pound or plus, I could find a happy medium and get a maximum benefit from my old AMF heavyhands.

Thanks for any help that you can give me.

I owe folks like Dr. Scwartz and you, a debt of gratitude, for discovering this physical fitness facet and now making it available to more folks than ever.

I am very pleased to have found your site.

Kind regards

Joe S.”

Running, Swimming, Bicycling VS Weighted Hands . . .

Nothing beats this
There are other aerobic activities like running, swimming, bicycling, cross country skiing, but I believe Weighted Hands has advantages over the rest.

Weighted Hands is the only aerobic activity that offers a minimal chance for injury, requires little equipment and gives a total body workout.

Not only does running do nothing to develop the upper body, but running injuries are very common, partially because the running motion delivers a joke to the joints roughly equal to three times one’s body weight.

In our Weighted Hands training, you simply walk with your hands . . . “Weighted”.

Each week, you’ll progress to more and more weight in each hand.

As a result, there is considerably less force placed on your bodies joints, particularly the knees and hips since the speed at which you transfer your weight from one foot to another is substantially slower than running, and your feet remain closer to the ground.

While swimming, bicycling and cross country skiing also give excellent aerobic workouts, with few entries, swimming requires the presence of a pool or body of water, bicycling requires a bicycle and dealing with traffic, and cross country skiing isn’t possible year-round.

The greatest benefit of Weighted Hands is that anyone can do it, anywhere, with almost no risk of injury, and they can do it year-round without expensive equipment.

Senoff who is 50, walks pumping 11 1/2 lb Weighted Hands three to four miles, four to five times per week.

He says . .  “I do it because once conditioned, it’s easy.  I can work my entire body out, get aerobically conditioned and keep my upper body looking good and strong.

But the hidden reason I do it is because I can continue to eat whatever I want.”

We manufacture and market a line of updated and re-engineered weighted hands training aids for rapid fat reduction and strength endurance for walkers runners and sports enthusiast.

We invite you to use Weighted Hands in or out of your own home for 14 days.

Good Place To Start If New To Weighted Hands . . .

If you’re new to Weighted Hand and your upper body and arms are not conditioned, this may be a good place to start.

It’s your ultimate Weighted Hands multi-pack exercise system complete with the Walkplus Instructional DVD and instruction guide featuring fitness guru, Leigh Crews.

Here’s What You Get

This multi-pack with DVD combines strength, endurance, and flexibility training for an efficient and effective workout every time.

This is a great set if you are new to Weighted Hands.

You Set Includes:

1) Leigh Crews’ Walkplus DVD

2) Convenient black carrying case

3) One pair of original Heavyhands handles with glove-like comfort

4) Plastic end caps (making the handles 1 lbs. each)

5) One set of #2  Heavyhands add-on weights (making the handles with weights 2 lbs total in each hand)

6) One set of steel 3 lbs. Heavyhands add-on weights (making the handles with weights 3 lbs total in each hand)

7) Heavyhands workout and instructional guide.

This set holds all the tools you’ll need to start burning fat, toning up fast, and getting you in the best shape of your life.

As you become stronger, you’ll want to progress to more weight.

We make weights up to 7 1/2 lbs. on each side, giving you up to 15 lbs. in each hand.

This is quite the workout even for most fit amongst you.

All AMF and Lion Sports Heavyhands add-on weights will twist onto these handles.

Here’s the link below showing you more details and photos.

Go to

http://www.weightedhands.com/multi-set/

What Others Say About Weighted Hands

Here are a few nice comments from my customers about my Weighted Hands.  Here’s What Others Say About Weighted Hands

Much Better Than The Originals.

Tuesday, April 28

Hey Michael,

I received weights yesterday.

They are fantastic.

Very high quality and feel great in the hand.

Much better than the originals.

I did not realize how much more difficult the 11lb would be compared to the 6 lb ones I have been using.

I will have to gradually go into them.

Thanks again for the stellar customer service, fast shipping (wow!), and I will definitely be ordering from you again in the near future.

Jack Pepper

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“I Was In The Best Shape Of My Life”

I have achieved results that have exceeded well above all of my other efforts combined in exercise, fitness, and wanting to look your best.

The body feature that received the most complimentary remarks, from nearly all women no less, was my flat “as a washboard” tummy, which I had at age 50.

For many years, regularly, I have used this utensil in exercising, in which I have increased my cardiac benefit of at least 300% over regular walking.

Joe Spickard

Panama

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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!!

Prio

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They Work Great!

Hi Michael,

tried out the new custom flex straps and they work great! Actually, I would like to get another pair the same size as these for my five pounders.
I have been doing Heavyhands for several months now.

Originally tried it with regular dumbbells, but it didn’t work very well.

I never thought much of Heavyhands until I started reading up on it and was able to buy a book on it and a pair of the Heavyhands dumbbells.

The handles are key to making it work with heavier weights, such as the ones that you sell.

Regards,
Jeff

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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!!

Cheers,

Prio

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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

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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! No need for the book but thanks for the offer.

I appreciate the great service!

Best, Pam

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Michael,

The snug back straaps are perfect.

I like a tight fit. I have 4 or 5 sets of the AMF and Lyons handles and have wrapped them with tape and resorted to using a sticky underarmor glove to get the desired tightness, but who wants to use a glove in warm weather.

I just ordered the the 2 1/2 pound weights.

Like I told you , I have done heavyhand walking since Dr. Schwartz wrote his book.

Your handles take it to a more productive and enjoyable level.

Dr. Schwartz would have loved them.

They are worth their weight in gold.

Dr. Neil Katz

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I’m a firm believer in the weighted Hands!

Michael,

Fads come and go but a total body work out is an efficient use of exercise time and no matter your fitness level.

I’ve found that weighted Hands can get you back on track a lot faster than a lot of conventional exercises.

I received my Weighted Hands and I really like them.

You’ve managed to eliminate the design flaws in the old school Heavyhands.

I would recommend them to anybody because the principal Dr. Leonard Schwartz came up with is a sound one and you’ve improved upon it.

I have been using these for about a decade and change.

Mainly because they work.

I’ve a lost 10 lbs very quick already.

I now have your product offshore as well as home.

Great for sessions on the heliport deck or at home.

I’m a firm believer in the weighted Hands!

I’m so glad you make them because the originals are almost extinct lol.

Thanks.

Mahlen

How bout them apples?

Decade Old Questions Answered On Heavyhands . . .

This is cool.

I found an interesting Q&A exchange with the inventor and developer of Heavyhands and a long time Heavyhander in the archives of an old Heavyhands blog run by the old distributor of Heavyhands.

This was at a time, over a decade ago, when Heavyhands was poised for a comeback into the mainstream of America.

Here is the question . . .

Hello, and Happy New Year to all

I am a retired pathologist living in Cape Town, South Africa

Len Schwartz has been an inspirational eminence in my life since 1984 when I was 38 years old. A moderately good but rather heavily built recreational runner (10k in 34:15; marathon 2:50; 170+lbs at 5’10)

I happened upon the first HH book in a local bookstore in Upstate NY and the B&W photos of the 57 year old were an epiphany.

That was the kind of body I wanted to have

The exercise physiology expounded seemed plausible.

I bought and experimented with a selection of generic dumbbells 1-15 lbs.

And quickly I made great improvements in my upper body endurance and strength.

Before I could test whether the enhanced muscularity of upper body was detrimental to my running, I tore a meniscus in my knee playing racquetball.

This was in the early days of arthroscopic surgery.

I couldn’t run for over 12 years without knee pain.

But I kept up religiously with HH walking medleys with lots of double ski poll exercises in particular

I, too, rarely ever saw anyone else doing Heavyhands right!

At age 50, I gingerly started running again as my knee pain seemed under control and entered some 5ks/

Interestingly, my age adjusted running times were several notches higher than almost a decade and a half earlier.

I was matching and often easily beating my erstwhile nemeses who had continued running and training hard all the while.

Now retired, I have recently taken up competitive race walking, a very challenging sport, but one far more suited to my (panaerobically conditioned) physiognomy.

Whereas I was an 84% level 53 year old runner (national class), I am a 90% level race walker at 57 (3k in 14:00 in judged competition – world class for age)

Clearly, quite consistent intense training with HH over 15 years has in my case been crucial in mitigating the usual or expected age related decline in aerobic capacity.

Aerobically trained upper extremities are a definite advantage in race walking (as predicted by Leonard Schwartz in his walking book)

A few questions for LS (I have many):

Len, would you say your originally rather heterodox ideas have now entered the mainstream in exercise physiology circles, or are there still doubters?

What was your (amazing) combined VO2 max of ~ 80 at age 57 estimated at?

What has been your personal experience with respect to VO2 Max decline in your 60s and 70s

What about your % BF and MHR/RP?

How recent is the great looking color photo on the HH website?

NF

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Answers

Monday, January 05, 2004

Responses to the questions posed by N.F. from Len Schwartz

N.F.: Would you say your originally rather heterodox ideas have now entered the mainstream in exercise physiology circles, or are there still doubters?

Schwartz. My guess is that the infiltration is both spotty and iffy! It appears that this ‘heterodoxy’ has been either bypassed or over a short time frame-adopted as the only way to go. This feast or famine quality may have to do with the fact that Long strength hasn’t really been presented to the public so that men and women would get involved. Same applies in physiologic circles. It appears that the folks at the University of Pittsburgh are eager to reengage = Heavyhands (Panaerobics-Longstrength) research. There are many interesting pockets of doubt, just as in all the basic areas of fitness/exercise research, but that’s where the fun lies!

N.F. Why was your (amazing) combined VO2 max of ~ 80 at age 57 estimated?

L.S. As I recall, we had measured my 02 pulse at various levels of continuous intensity earlier. That made it feasible for me to estimate V02s by merely pulse counting. With later direct measurements (many) this level was reaffirmed. I remember one level of 70 ml/kilo/min-1 was directly measured at a pulse of less than 120/bpm! A famous U.S. physiologist, looking at my findings was prepared to say that was indeed a most high test! Actually, given the likelihood of the reentrance of genetic and technical issues I make much less fuss about V02’s. We do what we can, period! More important, I think are those sub maximal V02s which is where the work of exercise is accomplished!

N.F. What has been your personal experience with respect to VO2 Max decline in your 60s and 70s

Schwartz. Surprisingly little, if any decline. A couple of years ago I did walk ‘n’ pump treadmill test that appeared to be as high or higher than that direct test.  The literature indicates that there is a fall off in performance among aging, regular, aerobic type athletes. I do believe that eventually Long strength type athletes will record some of the highest sub maximal performances. These could well be accomplished by athletes who handle heavy weights while doing  comparatively many repetitions (perhaps a thousand or more), within the aerobic sphere. The work of Pavel Tsatsuline at Dragondoor is fascinating in this respect.

N.F. What about your % BF and MHR/RP?

Schwartz. Perhaps 3-5% at my petite 130lbs! Resting pulse 40-50.

N.F. How recent is the great looking color photo on the HH website?

Schwartz. Pretty recent, within 5 years.

To read more original post of Heavyhanders and answers from Dr. Lenard Schwartz,

go to. There is some great history here to be discovered here.

Enjoy

http://heavyhands.blogspot.com/2004_01_01_archive.html

Cut Your Workout In Half The Time . . .

Michael has been working out with HeavyHands for 10 years.

He says the best part for him is that he can combine his weight workout with his aerobic one – and get both workouts done in about 35-40 minutes.

He says it’s also easy to change things up and keep everything interesting, which is a great way to keep lean and tone.

And in this quick audio, you’ll hear how Michael does it.

You’ll Also Hear…

* The biggest difference between HeavyHands and other weights – Michael says he never worries about dropping a weight when he relaxes his grip with HeavyHands, here’s why

* The physics behind the workout – and why you may not have to go heavy to get the same benefits

* A quick tip for preventing shoulder strain during your workouts

Michael says HeavyHands helps him meet his fitness goals in about half the time, and now at 58, he’s using them to help him lose weight too.

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

To listen to the full audio interview,

go to

http://www.heavyhandscom.com/Interviews.html

and look for the headline Tips For Getting Your Workout Done In About Half The Time

WE PROMISE RESULTS!

Michael Senoff

Founder and CEO

http://www.WeightedHands.com

Try Weighted Hands for six weeks if you don’t see results we’ll give you your money back – GUARANTEED!

Worth Their Weight In Gold . . .

From Dr. Neil Katz.

He sent this after testing out his new fitted Ergonomic Weighted Hands grips.

Here’s what he said.

“Michael,

The snug back straps are perfect.

I like a tight fit.

I have 4 or 5 sets of the AMF and Lyons handles and have wrapped them with tape and resorted to using a sticky Underarmor glove to get the desired tightness, but who wants to use a glove in warm weather.

I just ordered the the 2 1/2 pound weights.

Like I told you, I have done Heavyhands walking since Dr. Schwartz wrote his book.

Your handles take it to a more productive and enjoyable level.

Dr. Schwartz would have loved them.

They are worth their weight in gold.

Neil Katz”

Link below has up close images of how these grips are different and more details how why you’ll get more from them compared to the old Heavyhands handles.

http://www.weightedhands.com/ergonomic-grips/