Get all 6 of the Heavy Grips levels for well-rounded grip training. At $10 each, the value is unbeatable!
HG 100 "Beginner" - At the first squeeze, the HG 100 may not seem to be much tougher than a store-bought plastic handgripper, but its smooth action and aggressive knurled grip can be deceiving. The "Beginner" is perfect for athletes beginning their grip training, as well as younger athletes, female athletes, athletes with small hands and stronger athletes who need a solid warm-up gripper.
HG 150 "Intermediate" - Athletes who have a fairly strong grip can usually squeeze out a few reps with the HG 150. It can be challenging for females and younger athletes, although those athletes can easily work up to the HG 150 in a short time with consistent training. Most athletes with consistent HG training will find that the HG 150 provides resistance for 3 to 15 reps for 2 to 6 weeks, and then they are ready to step up to the HG 200 or beyond because the hand responds so well to resistance training with low repetitions.
HG 200 "Advanced" - The HG 200 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 HG 200, but those with no grip training experience will most likely find it very difficult to close early in their training. When you are closing the HG 200 for reps, your performance for any sport using your hands will be greatly enhanced.
HG 250 "Professional" - When you are closing the HG 250 for reps, you will have to be very careful when shaking hands! If you can close the HG 250 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 HG 250 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 HG 250. It's much more challenging than it looks!
HG 300 "The Gripper King" - Although there are well over 20,000 HG 300s on the market, Heavy Grips estimates that there are less than 250 athletes worldwide that can do reps with this gripper. But, most male athletes (and there have been a couple of women) with an average-sized hand can build up their hand strength to close the HG 300 for at least one rep if they train regularly. The key to closing the HG 300 is consistency with your hand strength training and avoiding overtraining.
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 HG 300 was not tough enough! Although there have been some very strong athletes doing reps with the HG 300, we haven't had anyone tell us that the HG 350 was too easy! If you can close the HG350, your hand strength is definitely world class.