I first used a pair of these while away, and immediately decided I 'needed' some at home! Having got some other York products, I maintained brand loyalty, and am pleased I did. The 'extra strong' handgrips make all the difference, and really give the lower arms and wrists a great work-out. You should be careful not to overdo it, however: the ache often sets in hours later! If you have small hands, it might feel as though they're too big, yet this seems not to impact on the exercise.