“The Best Shape Of My Life” . . .

Here’s a great stroy about a Heavyhands user and what it did for him . . .

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.