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Time To Put Your Stone on The Mountain . . .

I don’t like animated films.

But last night, me and the family watched the soon to be Disney classic called Moana.

It’s about a brave little girl named Moana who was chosen by the sea to travel far, fight great spirits and ultimately save her families Island.

And when Moana was old enough, her father knew the time had come.

So he gave her . . .  “The Talk”.

And he took her on a far journey to the tallest mountain top.

They climbed for what seemed like hours.

And when both reached the peak, he showed her a tower of stone slabs stacked as high as a palm tree.

Each stone placed by each of the fittest tribal leaders going back five hundred years.

And that’s when father told Moana.

“Moana, it’s Time To Put Your Stone On The Mountain.”

And Moana knew what he was saying.

Because she had the drive to be strong.

To have powerful shoulders and arms.

A grip that could crush a coconut.

And the wind in her legs that can take her miles faster than the eagle can fly.

And with Heavy Hands, this can be your truth.

It’s your turn to place your stone on the mountain.

Heavy Hands® is a tool.

It’s one you can use to get in the best shape of your life.

One you can build your upper body and aerobic conditioning.

And one that is essentially a time multiplier for burning fat.

It’s up to you what you do with them.

Michael Senoff

Makers of Heavy Hands Weights, Grips & Gear

Heavy Hands® / Weighted Hands® and are the registered trademarks of Michael Senoff.

All rights reserved

Beat Up By Gangs at 11, Strong Man By 15 . . .


After a group of neighborhood kids beat Dan White up when he was about 11, he decided he was going to become a bodybuilder like Charles Atlas.

Dan claims by the time he was 15; he could bench press 435 LB and may have been the strongest 15-year-old in the world.

But as an adult with a job and a life, he didn’t have as much time to go to the gym.

Fortunately, he discovered Heavy Hands was a great way to maintain his strength and muscularity in between more strenuous workouts.

Now, at almost 80 years old, he’s still using Heavy Hands, mostly to keep his muscles strong and his balance maintained, which he says is one of the biggest health issues facing seniors today.

On average, a person over 60 falls twice a year.

And when that happens, there’s a good chance they’ll need to go to a nursing home to recover.

Unfortunately, many of those people never return home to their regular lives.

Keeping your muscles strong is key to maintaining your balance and quality of life.

And in this audio, you’ll hear how Dan does it using Heavy Hands as a part of his everyday workout routine in just a couple 10-minute sessions a day.

And how you can do it too.

You’ll Also Learn . . .

* An insider’s look at the exact routine Dan does in one-to-three 10-minute sessions a day – in front of the TV or outside when the weather’s nice – to maintain balance, strength, and endurance

* Debunking the myth that you should find a spot on the wall when you exercise to help keep your balance, and the real place you should be looking

* Exactly what you need to know about preventing falls and maintaining balance, and how that changes as you age

* A little-known fact: Correct posture is vital as you get older. Here’s a look at why that is and how to maintain it

* The simple 10-minute exercise Dan does first thing every morning because he says it’s “the best antidote for arthritis he’s ever come across.”

The human body can maintain muscle mass well into its 80s or 90s, which is key to keeping your strength and preventing falls.

But you have to work at it.

The good news is, those workouts can be easy 10-minute sessions that you can do anywhere.

And in this audio, you’ll hear how Dan does it using Heavy Hands and how you can do it too.

Dan’s interview is at the top of the page

Just hop on this link below.

Heavy Hands® is a tool.

It’s one you can use to get in the best shape of your life.

One you can build your upper body and aerobic conditioning.

One that can help you keep existing muscles strong and your balance maintained

And one that is essentially a time multiplier for burning fat.

It’s up to you what you do with them.

Now get out and get ripped!

Michael Senoff

Makers of Heavy Hands® Weights, Grips & Gear

Heavy Hands® / Weighted Hands® and are the registered trademarks of Michael Senoff.

All rights reserved

I Lost 16 Pounds in 20 Days

Here’s an exciting update from new Weighted Hands user, Mr. Don Love who lost 16 pounds in 20 days.


I continue to do well with Weighted Hands at 2.5 pounds/hand and Level II intensity.

I have even impressed myself with my results and need to remind myself that I am 60 and may be pushing it a little too hard for my age, but there’s no motivator like success!

My latest: Pump’N’Walk Level II, 1.5 miles in 52.35 min time with a sustained peak HR (about 142) of 33 min, sustained cardio rate (> 112 bpm) for 18 min, and fat burning rate (above resting rate and below 112 bpm) for 2 min of the total walk, according to my fit-bit ™ monitor.

About a fifth of that walk time is a cool down walk, with my 88 year old mother at her pace but maintaining Level II lifts.

My resting heart rate is consistently in the mid 50’s and my recovery HR time after exercise is about 6 minutes (it used to be closer to 10)

And, most surprising to me, I lost 16 pounds in 20 days!

That much in so short a time would probably excite more than one doctor, but I assure you I did that safely, with no risk to my health, and felt great doing it.

I still can hardly believe my results.

I don’t think I really had my heart in it when I used Heavy Hands earlier in my life (no pun intended!).

That’s REAL progress since I received my Weighted Hands only a month ago.

I now consider myself a “Handler”

So, please send me the PayPal ordering form for 3 pound weights and two sweatbands.
Very pleased in Colorado,
Don Love

Thanks again for bringing Heavy Hands back.

I couldn’t be happier!

Weighted Hands is a time multiplier.

It simply burns energy faster and more effectively that just walking alone.

Voyeurs Advice For The Weighted Hands Neophyte . . .

New to Weighted Hands?

Want to turn regular walks into calorie-burning workouts?

Then you MUST read every word of this true story below.

Here’s what it’s all about . . .

Terry been walking with Heavyhands for over 25 years.

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

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

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

So he started walking with Heavyhands and changes were happening fast.

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 Heavyhands into your fitness routine even after injury or arthritis.

You’ll Also Learn . . .

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

You can click the link below to play or download the full interview.

Or click the level II link below for additional interviews like this.

Weighted Hands The Jay Jah Interview . . .

Jay Jah has one goal in life right now.

And that’s to see his abs for the first time before he turns 42.

And he’s well on his way.

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

And in this audio interview, you’ll hear how he plans to make Weighted Hands the part of his routine to make things happen fast.

Jay just received his Weighted Hands so you can listen in while I reveal the best way for Jay to get started.

You’ll hear my fast start plan for rapid calorie burn and muscle toning so Jay can gain the look he’s always wanted.

The title of this interview is called . . .

Are Weighted Hands Really The Fastest Way To Meet Your Fitness Goals This Year?

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.

Pump the link below to play the interview.

Or you can go to level II link for additional interviews like this

The Bread And Butter Of Weighted Hands Walking . . .

I love to eat.

And there is nothing better than a warm piece of bread with butter.

And it’s the same with the Weighted Hands level one pump.

This pump is probably the easiest weighted hands exercise a beginner can do.

Getting results with Waited Hands simply comes down to mathematics.

The more you move your Weighted Hands, the more energy it takes.

And what you do with your Weighted Hands is your choice.

You can go long

You can go fast

Or you can go heavy

It’s simple.

The more energy you use, the more calories you burn.

But the best part about Weighted Hands combined exercise is that it feels easier compared to two limb training like running or biking.

Plus, you don’t need a gym membership or any special place to go.

All you need are your Weighted Hands and the ability to walk out your front door.

As you get stronger, you’ll naturally start lifting your Weighted Hands higher, faster and longer.

So don’t forget about the the level one pump.

This movement is the best friend any Weighed Hander can have.

It’s like bread and butter.

For a no cost video demonstrating this move,

go to

The Dan Gable Difference . . .

My youngest son Alan is getting into wrestling at his high school.

He’s on the freshman team.

I told him that 90% of all matches can be predicted even before the wrestler steps into the match.

It’s a fact.

And that’s all predicted in the practice and conditioning before this match.

So I shared this story with him last night to try and give him an idea of what it takes to be the best.

Dan Gable grew up in West Waterloo, Iowa.

He was an undefeated high school wrestler.

He went to Iowa State University.

He won every single match until his very last match, the championship match and he lost.

Dan went through high school and college with only one loss.

Now we’re talking about 1966-1967.

Dan set his goal to win the 1972 Olympic Gold Medal.

Dan had so many physical problems with his knees and his ears.

Doctors told him . . .“ you’re risking a lifetime of injury.”

So Dan started wrestling on one leg.

And he said wrestling on one leg made him a better wrestler.

In 1972, not only did he win the Gold Medal, nobody scored a point on him.

That would be like a pitcher throwing two or three no-hitters in the World Series.

Not to give up a point is just remarkable.

Then he came back after the Olympics, and he became the head coach at the University of Iowa.

Every year they won the Big 10 Championship.

They went on to win 15 National Championships.

Iowa was untouchable.

During a question and answer period at one of Dan’s talks, somebody asked Dan,

“Dan, what was it that made you such a good collegiate wrestler?”

And Dan explained how “Every afternoon at Iowa State we used to work out from 4:00-6:30.

From 6:00-6:30, we did the hardest conditioning anybody could do.”

“Then at 6:30, it was over.

And all my teammates would hit the showers and get ready to go home.”

Dan said, “I went to the locker room and I got my jump rope.

Then I’d go back into the wrestling room and I’d start jumping rope until I passed out.

When Dan said, “until I passed out,” I said to myself,

“Now I know the difference .”

Heavy Hands are a tool.

It’s one you can use to get in the best shape of your life.

One you can build you upper body and aerobic conditioning.

And one that is essentially a time multiplier for burning fat.

It’s up to you what you do with them.

Reply back if you want more Heavy Hands add-on weights or ergo grips.

Simply, let me know what you want and I’ll send a PayPal invoice.

Feel free to call or text to 858-692-9461.

To Avoid Ordering The Wrong Weight It’s Important You Read This Below.

All older model AMF and Lion Sports Heavy Hands weights will twist on to our new ergonomic grips

All weighted hands ® weights are designed to fit your older AMF Heavy Hands handles regardless of the foam grip color.

Your older Heavy Hands handles weigh a total of 1 lb. each without any twist on weights.

The new Weighted Hands ergonomic grip handles weigh 1 1/2 each.

To calculate your total weight in each hand add the handle weight + weight X 2 = Your total weight in each hand.

If you own the older Heavy Hands weights with the number on each weight, that number represents your total weight in each hand (Handle + weight x 2 = total weight in each hand)

Now get out and get ripped!

Michael Senoff

Makers of Heavy Hands® Weights, Grips & Gear

Heavy Hands® / Weighted Hands® and are the registered trademarks of Michael Senoff.

All rights reserved

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.

A Case Against Walking . . .

Medical voices from Lancet to the Mayo Clinic and more all claiming that walking is the “Superfood of Exercise”.

And research backs up the claims and more:

* Walking actually reduces the rate of Diabetes.

* Men and women who walk have dramatically lower risks of certain types of Cancer.

* Walking has shown to reduce the cell deterioration in the brain for people who are
genetically at high risk of Alzheimer’s.

* Walking promotes Heart Health and Weight Loss

* Walking requires No Equipment

Walking IS great, if you can walk FAST ENOUGH and LONG ENOUGH to achieve your goals!

According to Princeton University the average person walks about 3 miles per hour. That’s equivalent to a 20 minute mile

If you’re 150 pounds and want to burn off 100 calories, it means you’ll have to walk about 30 minutes.

To burn a pound of fat (3,500 calories) by walking 3miles per hour, you’d have to walk 36 miles !

What if there were a way to TRIPLE the calories you burn walking without ever having to walk faster?

You can!

It’s as simple as walking with WEIGHTED HANDS and moving your arms as you walk!

Walking with WEIGHTED HANDS can not only TRIPLE the calories you burn while walking, it can also provide amazing health benefits that walking alone will never do:

1. Burns FAT, not MUSCLE. Your unused muscles can be “cannibalized” to provide energy if they aren’t being used during exercise! Activate your upper body using WEIGHTED HANDS and you’ll LOSE FAT, AND GAIN MUSCLE.

2. Builds BONE DENSITY. Only weight bearing exercise like WEIGHTED HANDS can keep your bones from turning to jelly.

3. Builds UPPER BODY STRENGTH. Walking alone totally ignores your upper body musculature. Weighted hands can prevent upper body DETERIORATION!

4. Builds WHOLE BODY ENDURANCE. Your normal stroll won’t build up endurance. The same walk done with WEIGHTED HANDS will!

Let’s summarize… they way you’re walking right now,

* There’s little or no cardiovascular benefit

* There’s no real weight loss benefit

* There’s little muscular benefit

* There’s little bone density benefit

Walking with WEIGHTED HANDS will SUPERCHARGE the benefits you receive from walking and make your walking sessions the exercise superfood you wanted them to be in the first place!

A simple change… learning how to WALK  with WEIGHTED HANDS …

* Burn more calories in less time.

* Builds upper body muscles

* Protect your cardiovascular system

* Protect your bones

Walking with WEIGHTED HANDS will get you the RESULTS you want by walking and  you’ll be able to feel and see the difference in as little as 14 days!

Want more proof? If you know what you’re doing (and you’ve built yourself up to it!) when you’re walking with WEIGHTED HANDS, it’s actually possible to burn over 500 calories in 30 minutes – 1,000 calories per hour!

The genius behind this discovery is none other than Leonard Schwartz, M.D.,  the creator of “HeavyHands” who tested everyone of his exercise theories at the University of Pittsburgh’s human performance labs.

Once a fat, two packs a day smoker, he chose to exercise rather than die.  Running was a fad then and he took it up with gusto… only to be sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Unable to run … he scrambled for a suitable replacement exercise knowing that walking alone WOULD NOT WORK!
His research soon uncovered that any exercise that utilizes ALL FOUR LIMBS could turn his relatively unimpressive walks in the park into powerful workouts that produced even more strength and endurance gains than running alone!

It’s all because he learned how to walk with WEIGHTED HANDS!

Now it’s your turn! Don’t settle for walking alone when you can achieve the health benefits you really want using WEIGHTED HANDS!


Young At Any Age: Weights Aid in Exercise Program


THE PROGRESS, Clearfield, Curwensville, Phllipsburg, Moshonnon Valley, Pa., Monday, August 27, 1964

When it comes to physical fitness are you a model of mediocrity?

That was the case with 59-year-old Dr. Leonard Schwartz five years ago.

His work as a doctor gave him little time for exercise – his only workout, making rounds. Add 15 years of heavy smoking, 20 of high blood pressure and chronic back problems.

But this condition doesn’t seem to add up to the trim, well-built figure of Dr. Schwartz pictured on the back cover of his best-selling book, “Heavyhands – The Ultimate Exercise” (Warner Books, $8.95)

That’s because “Heavyhands” changed his life, Dr. Schwartz told me in a recent interview.  Heavyhands are weights – but very special ones – that maximize the benefits of aerobic exercising.

They’re cushioned for comfort. They also feature straps so that if your hands are stiff or lack a strong grasp, as mine do, you can use them with ease.

You slip into Heavyhands much as you slip on a glove – the strap is positioned behind the knuckles so that the rounded shaft fits comfortably into the palm of your hand.

At each end of the shaft, you can insert weights, ranging from one up to 10-pounders.

Added Plus

What Heavyhands provide, says Dr. Schwartz is an extra dimension to exercise.

They bring strength plus endurance to muscles.

Best of all, you’re never too unfit or too old to try the program, though Dr. Schwartz said, “It’s wise to consult your doctor before undertaking this or any other exercise program.”

He recommends them to be used, after an evaluation program by your doctor, if you have a physical handicap, hypertension or cardio-circulatory or orthopedic problems.

Gets It All in Action

The key to the exercise program Dr. Schwartz has evolved with these weights, which are lighter than conventional dumbbells lies in combined arm, leg and trunk movement.

“The weights put special emphasis on neglected muscles of the upper torso and works these muscles in combination with leg exercises,” he explained.

Heavyhands aren’t just for those who follow a set program of exercises, Dr. Schwartz stressed.

They’re great for walkers too. Once walkers are well-trained in using the weights, the added upper extremity work they provide enhances the benefits of walking and makes arms equal partners with legs.

Burns More Calories

“For example, a 154-pound man who walks three miles an hour burns four calories per minute,” Dr. Schwartz said, “The same man, pumping high at 120 steps per minute, using one-pound Heavyhands, burns 10 to 12 calories per minute.”

One of the most appealing aspects of these weights is that they make exercise fun and what’s fun is enjoyable. They keep beginning exercisers from losing interest in working out and that’s a key to success.

They also keep exercise from seeming exhaustingly strenuous. “The principle is simple.

When the exertion is shared by more muscles, the exerciser is actually working harder but without feeling he is working harder.

Because the work load is better distributed, it stands to reason that the benefits are better distributed.”

I’ve tried some of the easy exercises in the “Heavyhands” book (check it out at your local bookshop or library). They’re great. I’ve also taken my weights walking and climbing stairs.

Anything that adds zest to exercise and maximizes its benefits, as these weights do, is worth a look.

Try them. I think you’ll like them.
I do.


Thankfully entrepreneur Michael Senoff of began producing replacement weights and also specialized ergonomic handles for “HeavyHands” exercise, the prospects for finding new equipment were virtually nill.

Now, thanks to Senoff, the HeavyHands enthusiast can progress from the smallest weights used at the beginning to the heavier weights required for maximum strength endurance development.

Finally, people are able to progress as far as they want using HeavyHands.

Once again, Dr. Schwartz’ proven methods are helping a new generation of exercise and weight loss enthusiasts.