Heavy Sports Heavy Grips

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If you want to develop serious hand strength for climbing, or just want to impress your friends, then the Heavy Grips hand grippers from Heavy Sports are the only choice for you!
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Positive Reviews:

Very useful product

These special hang grips are quite difficult to find, so I'm very pleased to found them for sale.
Most of the time you find easy, standard, plastic-handle 30-50 pound grips in local sports stores that schooldchildren can use and not get much of a workout from. However, these are the heavy duty metal grips that WILL build your hand and grip strength, even if you already have the forearms of Popeye.
You can choose in 50-pound increments from an easy 100 pounds all the way to a bone crunching 300 pounds. Either way, unless you've got the strength of Bill Kazmaier (former World's Strongest Man) you will find these grips to give you the hard, intense, forearm-burning workout you've been looking for.
There are exercises you can do at the gym, as well, such as forearm curls with dumbells, but these grips help add variety to a complete forearm workout (which is always a plus so your muscles don't get used to doing the same exercises all the time, which stagnates muscle growth).
As mentioned, the design of these grips is heavy duty metal that are solidly built. Take them with you anywhere! Whether you're rock climbing or training your forearms as part of your full-body workout (i.e. in the gym), these grips will build you strong hands that you can proudly display with any handshake!
Train Harder 712 at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2006

Very good Kung Fu!

I thought I was pretty strong until I got these. The 100lb is fairly easy, but then the 150 is only easy for your strong hand. Takes a while for the weak hand to catch up. Haven't gotten to use the 200 yet as I'm waiting for my left to be able to do 15 reps with the 150. The 300 must be for the friggin' Hulk. if you're hard core, you might want to get the next set up, but this is a good set for average to above average growth. Also, the grips are rough, so they develop a bit of callouses at the same time - BONUS!
curtnorthrup at Mountain Gear on 04/04/2006


I've liked these hand grips a lot. I bought the 150s, and I've been climbing more than 10 years. I could close them a couple of times when I first got them, but no non-climbers that I know could. Not trying to be arrogant here, just letting someone know that if you already climb, 150 is a good place to start. Else, I'd start with the 100s and work up. I'm going to the 200s soon enough, but really love these grippers. They are fun to do and I think really do build up the hand strength.
0x90 at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2007


I first bought the 100lbs model and it was easily harder than any of the plastic handeled versions sold at box stores everywhere. I then moved to the 250lbs model, this was a bigger step than I figured but its great.

One reviewer said the 50lb increment was too small and I can vouch that the 150lbs increment is probably to big. I would love to see a package containing 100lb, 200lb, and 300lb.

In closing these are burly.
mE at Mountain Gear on 06/06/2009

good quality grips

I bought this set figuring that up to #200 would be good enough for my needs, but have found that the #100 is way too easy and the #150 is not very challenging either. The #200 is a good starting point (if you have fairly strong hands to begin with). That said, I am very pleased with the quality of the grips and will buy others in the future.
Mike at Mountain Gear on 08/08/2010

great product

Great product! Read some reviews from other places and was told to start light so i went with the 100lbs but it turns out that was way to easy so thinking about investing in the 150. Its nice to sit at my desk and have something to do and still gain forearm strength. I've noticed a difference in a few short weeks!
Brad at Mountain Gear on 05/05/2009

Solid product

Good product, does what it says on the box. Useful for developing grip strength between climbs - or just general grip training.

Nb - Had a problem with the glue on the 200, after about 10 or so workouts the silver grip came loose from the black spring - quick fix with superglue. Overall happy with the product
Will at Mountain Gear on 07/07/2008

Got Grip

I bought the 200# model to keep me occupied while driving and also to strengthen my grip for weightlifting. It isn't easy at all but does give a good pump to the forearms. The gripper is a hair big for me but I got used to it. The knurling is aggressive and if nothing else you'll toughen up your palms.
Load at Mountain Gear on 03/03/2008


I really like using these grippers. I've got the 150's and now the 200's. My only suggestion is to skip the 50lb. increments - as I don't really feel much difference between the 150's and the 200's. Anyway, I like these grippers a lot and they have increased my hand strength quite a bit.
Occassionally I climb something at Mountain Gear on 04/04/2007

heavy grips a true powercise

this was a great buy,its uses for strength training for the hands and forearms is amazing!! I couldnt believe the workout it gave me. its truly powercising (power excercising)well made and a tremendous benefit if you want to build your intensity
tony at Mountain Gear on 09/09/2006

Neutral Reviews:

They do what they're supposed to do

Simple and effective, these grips do exactly what they are supposed to do which is provide and easy and convenient way to excersise one's grip. However, I found that they are too small for my large hands, and find myself wishing I had a way to apply the same resistance to a more extended portion of my grip. Something adjustable would probably be an order of magnitude more expensive. As it is, at full rip, these are overpriced.
Dave the monster nerd at Mountain Gear on 08/08/2006