Heavy Grips Hand Grippers Set of 6 + Finger Bands Build Grip Strength
Heavy Grips Hand Grippers Review
The Heavy Grips™ hand gripper series was developed for athletes who want to take the training of their grip strength to the next level.
These high quality aluminum-handled handgrippers are crafted with 50 inch-force-lb torque increments from 100lbs to 350lbs so that you can train your grip similar to training any other bodypart-- by increasing resistance. This will finally allow you to build the huge forearms and crushing grip you have been unable to achieve by doing endless reps with plastic-handled hand-grippers.
If you want to develop serious hand strength for a sport, or just want to impress your friends, than the Heavy Grips™ hand grippers are the perfect choice for you! If you're worried about working hard, getting sore hands and possibly some calluses on your fingers, than this product is not for you!
The handles are set closer together than similar grippers which allows those of us without giant hands to hold them comfortably in the starting position.
The knurling on the handles provides a solid grip but won't rip your hands apart (like the captains of crush will).
I've found that there is a distinct psychological value to having the whole set as opposed to only the two or three you can fully close. It's like the ones you can't close are sitting there taunting you.
For those of you who don't allow inanimate objects to agitate you, perhaps this won't work, but for me it's great motivation.
Can Heavy Grips Save Your Job?
These grippers are GREAT stress relievers. Crushing a gripper closed and hearing the metal handles bang against each other, well there’s not a better sound!
Take one to work and leave it on your desk or in your toolbox; when the boss comes by and dumps more work on you, instead of telling him to take this job and shove it, pick up the gripper and squeeze it 20 times…heavy grips may just save your job!
Buy a set of six heavy grips and save some cash!
HG 100 "Beginner" - At the first squeeze, the HG100 may not seem to be much tougher than a store-bought plastic hand-gripper, but it's smooth action and aggressive knurled grip can be deceiving. The "Beginner" is perfect for consumers beginning their 'grip training' as well as younger athletes, female athletes, athletes with small hands and warm-ups for stronger athletes.
HG 150 "Intermediate" - Consumers that have a fairly strong grip can usually squeeze out a few reps with the HG150, but it can be difficult for females and younger athletes although those athletes can easily work up to the HG150 in a short time with consistent training. Most athletes with consistent HG training will find that the HG150 only provides resistance for 3 to 15 reps for 2 to 6 weeks and they are ready to step up to the HG200 or beyond because the hand responds so well to resistance training with low repetitions.
HG 200 "Advanced" -The HG200 is the level that even athletes with a naturally strong grip may have trouble closing. Athletes with advanced grip training will not have too much trouble with the HG200, but those with no grip training experience will most likely find it very difficult to close the HG200 at the beginning of their training. When you are closing the HG200 for reps, your performance for any sport using your hands will be greatly enhanced.
HG 250 "Professional"- When you are closing the HG250 for reps, you will have to be very careful when shaking people's hand! If you can close the HG250 once, your hand strength is well beyond the average athlete. Usually only athletes with a hardcore grip training regimen and people who do heavy work with their hands can close the HG250 on their first attempt. Just because you have lifted weights for a few years, don't assume that you will be able to close a HG250. It's much harder than it looks!
HG 300 "The Gripper King" - Although there are well over 20 000 HG300's on the market, we estimate that there are less than 250 athletes world-wide that can do reps with this hand grip although most male athletes (and there have been a couple of women) with an average-sized hand can build up their hand-strength to close a HG300 for at least one rep if they train regularly with the Heavygrips. The key to closing the HG300 is consistency with your hand-strength training and avoiding over-training (Don't train with your HG's more than twice per week or when your hand is still sore from your last work-out)
HG350 "The Grip Monster" - The newest addition to the Heavy Grip line-up! The HG 350 hit the market in 2006 at the request of athletes who complained that the HG300 was not tough enough! Although there have been some very strong athletes doing reps with the HG300, we haven't had anyone tell us that the HG350 was too easy! If you can close the HG350, your hand strength is definitely 'world-class'.
WARNING: Training with hand grippers is extremely addictive! They will be hard to put down, resulting in overtraining and possibly extreme hand soreness.
Don't neglect extensor training.
Extensors are the muscles on the back of the forearm involved in opening the hand and are extremely important to hand health and strength. Wrap a thick rubber band around the ends of your fingers and open your hand for as many reps as possible. For a real challenge, place both rubber bands on one hand - TRY TO OPEN YOUR HAND! Buy a gripper from me and I'll include two thick, heavy duty rubber bands:
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