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This is baaaaaad aaaass
It’s a story about the results one ordinary man gained by including Heavyhands as part of his training routine.
Just dropping you a quick note.
I’m 40 and I train in martial arts 2x per week and you can guess, I’m the oldest.
I have been hanging with all the 20 year old kids fairly easy
(I was former Marine – so still in decent shape).
I want to share some of the results I’ve been getting with the Heavy Hands.
The Heavyhands is really changing my jiu-jitsu game.
First off, I’m getting multiple results from my 3-4 days per week of Heavy Hands.
First and foremost my strength and conditioning is now so far beyond others I train with and it’s amazing.
My arms and grip feel like they have endless energy and strength with lungs the size of beach balls!
I know this will sound sort of strange to some readers, but until you get into it and it hits you it probably won’t make a lick of sense!
I have two measurements that I have use to judge the effectiveness of the Heavyhands exercises.
They are BJJ/grappling and the riding a Schwinn Airdyne stationary bike.
I know the Airdyne one will have your readers scratching their heads but I will explain shortly after I discuss the most important for me, my grappling conditioning.
As anyone who has done BJJ or any type of hard grappling will tell you arm and forearm/grip fatigue is a killer when grappling.
Once your shoulders, arms, and especially your forearms get fatigued you can’t hand fight or grip anything.
Most people have heard that BJJ is not about strength, but technique and leverage, which is true, it is the base.
But let me assure you one must be strong and conditioned to go all out in a roll after roll after roll training.
If you can’t hand fight or get grips, you’re swimming with the sharks and bleeding like a stuck pig.
At my age of 40, I have to have something in my back pocket to keep me on the mat with all the 20 year old guys I train with, and that’s Heavyhands.
Over the past 2 weeks I have seen unreal improvements in my grip strength and endurance.
This past Tuesday I put in 3 hard 15-20 minute rolls, I am talking about 90-100% rolls and my arms never failed me.
Actually it seemed that the longer I went the stronger I got.
Maybe it was my grip and pressure was weakening my training partners much quicker than before.
I was locking up crushing Kimura locks easily along with being able to forcefully dig my way into deep collar holds for chokes.
I felt like the shark for once and felt like I was taking them out into the deep water where there was no escaping my strength and conditioning.
Never caught a hard breath and breathed through my nose most of the rolls.
Heavyhands has been so dramatic that the wife has even started Heavy handing it and now I have to share my heavy hands with the her since she’s seen the physical appearance improvements.
Here’s the deal on the Airdyne.
On the mornings she is Heavyhanding it, I am riding the airdyne.
Here’s something interesting I’ve found.
I used to able to ride at between 48-53 rpm to get into my heart rate zone and the riding wasn’t physically hard at all.
Now, for me to get into in my HR zone I am having to pedal at 58-63 rpm to just stay in the zone.
For me, riding at this pace for 30-45 minutes becomes agonizing.
My legs and arms burn like crazy and I look down at my HR monitor and I am humming along at 133-135 bpm.
If things keep going like this I’ll be riding at my old sprint speeds just to get into my aerobic zone.
Here is all I am going to say about my appearance.
I am much more vascular than I have ever been, and let me tell you my arms are extremely vascular now.
I now have muscles being built that I never knew existed.
I am noticing a thickening around the inside of my elbow joints that I have never had before.
My BF is now at 12% and I have veins in my lower abs.
Here is the best thing of all, I am not “dieting” anymore.
The Heavy Hands are affecting my appetite just like you get from hard swimming.
I always became ravenous after swimming and no other activity produced that effect with me other than Heavy Hands.
It’s like I can’t get enough food now.
I used to get fat on 2100 calories per day and now I’d guess I am eating closer to 3000 give or take a few.
I can eat what I want now and eat until I am fully satisfied to nearly stuffed 3-4 times per day with no issues.
I’ll never have to diet again with Heavy Hands.
No more destroyed metabolism here!
PS. Us older guys can still be good, we just have to be patient and let our exercise programs do the work for us since we can’t roll hard 3-5x per week like the young guys.
Thanks again for the great info on a great system.
Weighted gloves may alleviate bone mineral redistribution
THE CAPITAL TIMES, Tuesday, April 3,1984
Are “Heavyhands” weights and weighted fitness gloves gimmicks?
Or will they prevent runners from behaving like mule deer?
Researchers discovered in 1973 that something odd occurred in mule deer when they developed antlers.
Bone mineral was lost from unstressed areas of the deer, such as the ribs, and redistributed to the growing antlers.
Ten years went by before the significance of the bone mineral redistribution phenomenon really became clear. Its importance emerged in research by Dr. Everett L.
Smith, director of the University of Wisconsin Biogerontology Laboratory.
Smith was studying osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass during aging. Osteoporosis is a major problem for older women, who suffer fractures as their bones become more and more brittle.
The impact of exercise on bone, which behaves much like muscle when placed under stress, was already known.
Studies showed distance runners had 20 percent more bone mineral content in their femurs than on-runners.
Professional tennis players were found to have thicker humeral bones in their playing arm – 35 percent for men and 28 percent for woman – than in their non-playing arm.
At the same time, studies of astronauts showed they lost 7 percent of their heel bones during only 10 days of weightlessness in space. People on bedrest for 36 weeks showed a loss of 39 percent of their bone mineral content.
Smith studied groups of women ages 35 to 95. His studies showed that a combination of exercise (aerobic dance) and good diet (with adequate calcium and vitamin D) reversed the women’s loss of bone mass, which normally accelerates after menopause.
In one three-year study, the control group lost 3.29 percent of their bone mineral content while subjects on a calcium-vitamin D supplement gained 1.58 percent and those on an exercise program gained 2.29 percent.
In another three-year study, the control group lost bone mass at a rate of 2.44 percent, while an exercise group gained 1.39 percent.
The gain was not constant, however.
Smith, who was using a device that measured bones in the arm to gauge mineral content of the subjects, found the exercise group experienced a drop in bone mass the first year before scoring gains in the second and third years.
The unexpected initial decline was eventually determined to be due to the calcium redistribution mechanism like that found in mule deer.
Women placed on an aerobic dance program stressed their legs, for which calcium was taken from unstressed areas like the arms.
The femur thickened, while the ulna and humerus initially weakened.
Smith said the skeletal system behaves like the muscular system. Both adapt to the stresses placed upon the body.
“If you don’t use the human body, not only do you waste muscle mass and the heart, but you also lose bone,” Smith said.
Osteoporosis is mainly a problem for women, who lose 30 percent of their bone between the ages of 30 and 70.
Men start the aging process with about 40 percent more bone mass, lose it at a slower rate and usually don’t have a problem with weak bones until their mid-80s.
With aging women suffering 150,000 to 200,000 broken hips a year in the United States, getting them to exercise could have a big impact on health care costs.
Smith estimates the bill for their hospital care alone is about $1 billion and, when nursing home care and other costs are added, the total price tag for osteoporosis is about $3 billion a year.
What the calcium redistribution effect indicates, however, is that aerobic exercise like dance or running is not enough.
Weights are also needed to maintain the upper body and Smith now recommends a routine that includes use of wrist or hand-held weights and pulling on surgical tubing attached to a post or wall to prevent redistribution.
The evidence seems to support the “Heavyhands” devices and weighted gloves sold for running.
If you don’t have time to get in upper body workouts separately, they are probably the way to go.
Thankfully entrepreneur Michael Senoff of www.WeightedHands.com 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.