The BEST Episodes of How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 31, 2020

Network: AT-X

Sakura Hibiki is your average high school girl, with a voracious appetite. Noticing her clothes tightening in lieu of her slowly expanding waistline she decides to look into enrolling in the nearby gym. There she runs into a girl from her grade named Souryuuin Akemi. Akemi, who has a muscle fetish tries to get Hibiki to enroll in the gym despite its high ratio of macho men. Thankfully a beautiful trainer, Machio, appears and unknowingly convinces her to enroll and start her quest to a great body.

Why Don’t You Have Some Protein?

#1 - Why Don’t You Have Some Protein?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 10, 2019

Machio explains why exercising causes you to gain both weight and muscle, and describes how to do a lat pulldown. Akemi lectures on the importance of dynamic stretching. Hibiki learns about Ayaka's family business.

star 7.26
34 votes
Want to Be an Idol?

#2 - Want to Be an Idol?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 14, 2019

Hibiki, Akemi, and Ayaka hold a welcome party for Zina. Tachibana-sensei deals with the consequences of Zina discovering her secret hobby. The gang enters an idol competition.

star 7.26
23 votes
Why Don’t You Try Strength Training?

#3 - Why Don’t You Try Strength Training?

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 3, 2019

Dismayed by her recent weight gain, high school girl and food lover Hibiki Sakura joins Silverman Gym. The hordes of muscle men at the gym are intimidating, but Hibiki gives strength training a try after meeting the handsome trainer Machio Naruzo.

star 7.21
42 votes
Want a New Rival?

#4 - Want a New Rival?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 7, 2019

Determined to buy a home theater system, Hibiki enters the Silverman Gym arm wrestling tournament for the chance to win 100,000 yen. How will she fare against Zina, her Russian opponent? It turns out she has a lot to teach Hibiki and her friends...

star 7.15
20 votes
Have You Seen God Before?

#5 - Have You Seen God Before?

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 28, 2019

The daily routine at Silverman Gym is interrupted by the arrival of a man from Machio's past.

star 7.11
19 votes
Sensei's on a Diet, Too?

#6 - Sensei's on a Diet, Too?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 17, 2019

Satomi Tachibana, one of Hibiki's teachers, comes to Silverman Gym to lose some weight. Can she hide her secret hobby from her students? Ayaka joins Hibiki and Akemi for lunch, and notices that something about Hibiki's bento feels off…

star 7.00
26 votes
What If We Get Lost?

#7 - What If We Get Lost?

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 21, 2019

Two more teachers from Hibiki's school join Silverman Gym. A field trip goes bad when Hibiki's group gets lost. How will they survive?

star 7.00
24 votes
Do You Like Christmas?

#8 - Do You Like Christmas?

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 4, 2019

Hibiki and the gang attend the Silverman Gym Christmas party, drawn in by the prospect of finding a boyfriend among the male attendees.

star 7.00
19 votes
How Heavy Are the Barbells You Lift?

#9 - How Heavy Are the Barbells You Lift?

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 18, 2019

Hibiki and the other regulars at Silverman Gym take a trip to the tropical paradise of Nikunoshima over spring break. Who among them will claim the title of Miss Nikunoshima?

star 7.00
20 votes
What's Your Sports Day Event?

#10 - What's Your Sports Day Event?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 31, 2019

Hibiki embarks on a special training regime in preparation for Sports Day. After the event is over, she hatches a plan to win the grand prize in the Silverman Gym raffle.

star 6.96
26 votes
Did You Have a Nice Summer?

#11 - Did You Have a Nice Summer?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 24, 2019

The summer holidays are already well underway, Hibiki and Akemi show us different ways to do fitness sports during the summer holidays.

star 6.93
27 votes
How Are You Spending New Year's?

#12 - How Are You Spending New Year's?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 11, 2019

Hibiki and her friends visit an unusual shrine for New Year's, encounter difficulties when planning their first workout of the year, and enter an amateur talent show.

star 6.58
19 votes