Updated August 07, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Hand Walking Weights

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in April of 2016. Add some resistance to your workout and burn more calories with a set of these hand walking weights. In addition to your daily stroll, they can also be adapted to activities like cardio fitness training or arm exercises while you sit at your desk. For safety, be sure to obtain your doctor’s approval before adding these to your routine, as they can place stress on the hips, knees, and ankle joints. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best hand walking weight on Amazon.

10. Swing Weights Dumbbells

9. Merrithew ST-06104

8. Self Pair

7. Tone Fitness Dumbbells

6. Spri 05-58697

5. Valeo Fitness Training

4. Empower MP-3697R

3. Meister Elite 1-lb

2. Crown Sporting Goods Body Sculpting

1. Empower MP-3848R

Editor's Notes

August 06, 2019:

Like dumbbells and kettlebells, hand walking weights are free weights that can be used for a variety of activities. In addition to wearing or carrying them for your daily stroll or jog, you can also use them on a treadmill or elliptical machine. Some people even wear a pair when doing some chores at home.

Joining the list in today’s update are the Empower MP-3848R, which feature comfortable hand straps that hold them in place when you’re working out so that you won’t need a super tight grip. They’re made of soft neoprene fabric filled with sand. They each have a handy, hidden pocket for your money, ID, keys, etc. and come in your choice of green, raspberry, teal, pink, or blue. They’re easy to spot clean as needed. Leaving the selection today is the Dynamis Weighted Gloves, due to availability issues.

No matter which set you go with, it’s very important to check with your doctor before starting to use hand walking weights, since they can put strain on one’s hip, knee, and ankle joints. Experts also recommend that if you use these when walking, stick to those in the one- to three-pound range. Light is better when starting out. In addition, be sure you are using correct form to avoid injuries like the aforementioned strains, as well as back or shoulder pain.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on August 07, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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