Hand and Grip Strength Products
JOIN THE IRON LEAGUE! …Some have called it “The Iron Game Library of Congress” which is a very good way to put it, and it is our goal to create our own “place” …where everyone speaks a common language… and can ‘talk shop’ on what works and what doesn’t in the world of serious training. You’ll find material from the Golden Age of Bodybuilding, Grip Training, Steel Bending, Olympic Weight-Lifting, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Boxing, Wrestling, Conditioning workouts and just about any other training topic you can think of. More info…
NEW! Joe Kinney’s Little Monster Gripper

Recently, Joe Kinney came across another source of springs, springs that are slightly smaller than the ones used for the Monster Gripper but still very formidable. For those seeking another unique training tool for building super human crushing strength, Joe dubbed his new gripper “The Little Monster” and it sits roughly half way between the Iron Mind #4 gripper and the Monster Gripper. More info…
NEW! FHS Pulling Rope

When you are around strength training as much as I am, sometimes it’s easy to overlook some good ideas… The good news is that they eventually seem to come back around. Let me give you a great example: A little while back, the idea popped into my head that I should take a harder look at sled pulling. Don’t ask me where the idea came from, I sure couldn’t tell you, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. More info…
Joe Kinney’s Secret Weapon Grip Machine

When Joe Kinney started training to close the #4 gripper, he had to devise his own unique equipment~and The Secret Weapon was born! We obtained Joe Kinney’s permission to faithfully reproduce his original SECRET WEAPON grip machine-the same angles, the same specs-everything!

Now you can own and train with a carbon copy of the machine that allowed Joe to conquer the #4 gripper. This is the only Secret Weapon Grip Machine approved and endorsed by Joe Kinney. More info…
The Secret Weapon Training Guide

We covered Secret Weapon training in tremendous detail in the DVD re-release of the Get a Grip! video but there were still a few odds and ends that people had questions about.

I asked Joe if he would be willing to write up a few pages to answer these questions and he agreed. Now you can read the most straightforward “how-to” information ever written on the Secret Weapon directly from the man himself. More info…
E-Books

Kindle e-books We feature several of our titles on the E-Book/Kindle Format. We have posted all our e-book titles on this page for quick and easy viewing. New titles will be appearing often. More info…

Get a Grip! With Joe Kinney

In this groundbreaking DVD, you can see the original “Get a Grip!” video, put together by the first man to close the IronMind #4 Gripper, Mr. Joe Kinney. You’ll learn all about his training equipment, his workout ideas and more importantly: his results. Includes the only footage of the #4 gripper ever closed on film plus over TWO HOURS of additional material, shot in the summer of 2009, where Joe Kinney revisits his training and offers insight and instruction not found in the original video. More info…
Gift Cards

Can’t think of the perfect gift? Give the gift of strength with a Functional Hand Strength Gift Card. Available in $30, $50, and $100, they are the perfect gift for trainers, athletes, musicians, or anyone who wants to gain some serious strength. More info…

Gift Cards

Iron Mind Captains of Crush Hand Grippers

The gripper that changed the world! You will feel the difference quality makes when you train on the original Iron Mind Captain of Crush Grippers. It was Iron Mind that put hand grippers back on the map in the late 1980s. Even today with a whole slew of imitators, the Captains of Crush Grippers stand alone as the highest-quality grip tool you will find and the undefeated leader in the field of hand strength development.

Now available in ELEVEN strengths! Do YOU have what it takes to reach the top of the mountain? More info…

Ironmind Hand Grippers

Top Quality Manila Climbing Ropes

Rope climbing is one of the very best exercises for serious athletes. If you are looking for a single exercise that will increase your grip strength and train every other muscle in your entire body, rope climbing is it. Our high-quality manila gym climbing ropes are made of the finest quality 3-strand grade-A manila and come with a steel clamp on one end for easy installation and removal. The other end of the rope is covered by a polyboot to prevent unraveling and promote durability during heavy use. More info…

Climbing Ropes

Polyplus Outdoor Climbing Ropes

Our Synthetic Polyplus Outdoor Climbing Ropes are ready to battle the elements and have you swinging from tree to tree like Tarzan in no time flat. Choose these synthetic climbing ropes if you plan to do any outside climbing. More info…
Outdoor Climbing Ropes
2-Inch Thick Climbing Ropes

Want to be stronger than King Kong? — I’m sure everyone would agree that rope climbing is a serious workout… There’s no other exercise quite like rope climbing for building a “gorilla grip” and a sturdy back. Our traditional 1.5-inch diameter climbing ropes provide a number of interesting exercises for any routine….but more and more athletes have been clamoring for a new rope climbing challenge and so here it is: More Info…

Gorilla

How to Be a Champion by Ernie Jeffrey

If you want to learn what it takes to be a Champion Armwrestler, Ernie Jeffrey can show you…he coached some of the best in the game and put his theories down on paper. One of our scouts found a few mint copies of his incredibly rare training book published in 1977, so grab your copy now and become a real “terror” at the table. More Info…
Old School Arm Wrestling


You will find very little, if any, modern sources on hand-balancing available anywhere…until NOW that is.Thanks to strength author, historian and publisher Bill Hinbern, the lost art of hand-balancing lives again… More Info…

Hand Balancing

Dr. Ken’s Original Log Bar Trainer

Years ago, Dr. Ken Leistner trained with a unique parallel grip bar that Arthur Jones devised at the old Nautilus plant in Deland, Florida. Dr. Ken experienced tremendous results with this bar and a few years later had his own version made up. Now you can train with the very Log Bar made to Dr. Ken’s exact specs. Perfect for overhead pressing, rows, bench pressing and hammer curls, this Log Bar comes with a complimentary Log Bar training booklet written by Dr. Ken himself and is ONLY available at FHS. More Info…
The Log Bar Training Guide

The first and only training guide specifically written for Log Bar training. This 8.5″ x 11″ 55-page training guide includes material by John Wood, Dr. Ken Liestner, Pat Povilaitis, and Brooks Kubik. It also features just about everything you would ever want to know about how to use the Log Bar for the best results. More Info…

The Log Bar Training Guide
Climbing Rope Accessories and Attachment Hardware

If you’re setting up a climbing rope, you are going to need the right hardware to safely and efficiently attach it somewhere. We provide several options to handle a variety of installation needs, including I-Beam clamps, Wood Beam hangers, and Pipe Clamp hangers.

All manila rope orders come with the L-1 link (pictured at left) which will help you connect your rope to your specific type of attachment hardware.We also offer several custom options for your rope, such as various types of knots (monkey paw, “big knot,” and ball stop), a “rope hoist,” and the highly practical “tambourine.” More Info…
FHS Custom Short Rope

…well this got us to thinkin’ – how about if we combined the great hand strength benefits of climbing ropes with something portable enough to be used just about anywhere and by just about anyone? The result was the FHS CUSTOM SHORT ROPE.This custom piece is one of our classic three strand manila ropes cut down to a much more manageable length.

These ropes feature all of the great components which make them the best ropes out there except that they are only three feet in length! Perfect for carrying in a gym bag. More Info…
FHS Short Rope
Finger Fitness Guide Book and Instructional DVD

The Finger Fitness Program has been in development for over 20 years and originally began as a small booklet. Over the years, it has grown and grown until now it incorporates an 80 page instructional manual as well as a 63 minute step-by-step demonstrational DVD. More Info…
Finger Fitness Guide Book and Instructional DVD
ADVANCED Finger Fitness DVD

The new ADVANCED Finger Fitness program provides 15 exercises which are level coded from 1 to 5 for ease of use. These exercises are ideal for use as warmups or short breaks in the workplace to enhance and maintain flexibility and dexterity. More Info…
Finger Fitness Guide Book and Instructional DVD
Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik

If you are sick and tired of screwin’ around with garbage training information then Dinosaur Training is the book you have been searching for!Dinosaur Training features in-depth training information on: Sand Bags, Barrel Lifting, Power Rack Training, Thick Bars, Heavy Grip Work, Tendon and Ligament Training, Effort, Dedication, Perseverance, Concentration, Determination, Mental Toughness and much more. More info…
The Official Functional Hand Strength Logo T-Shirt

What does “The Human Vise” Pat Povilaitis wear when he performs his extreme strength feats? Camo pants, lifting shoes and the Official Functional Hand Strength Logo T-Shirt of course!This high quality 50/50 Cotton-Polyester blend is the coolest t-Shirt on the Net. Our logo is featured on the front and back along with our motto: “Earn it.” Available only in kick a$$ black. Sizes: Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL. More Info…
Reading List

Reading List From time to time, we come across books and other resources that we really enjoy but that we don’t actually carry — in case you are looking for something new and interesting to add to your reading list, check these out: More info…