Weight loss/workout Peas...I need help finding the PERFECT ankle weights.

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Posted 1/30/2013 by KikiPEA in NSBR Board
 

KikiPEA
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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:43:31 PM
I just bought the Gold's Gym adjustable ones from Walmart after seeing good reviews. They SUCK. UGH I would LIKE to get adjustable ones again, but it may not be possible to get them that are not so HUGE. I felt like I was wearing big bombs around my legs. Awful. >:{

Any suggestions?


ETA: Got it! Thanks. I'll be returning the sucky ones and not buying anymore.




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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:30:07 PM
I'm not sure I have seen any in the stores. Why do you want them? To wear while you walk? Or are you using them for lower body strength training moves?

It might be easier to do some squats, lunges, lifts, etc for a five minutes to strengthen your legs instead of straining your ankles with weights. Just my opinion...sorry if it's not what you wanted to hear.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:36:23 PM
Yes, I was told it would be a good idea to add light weights to my ankles while I walk.




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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:47:45 PM
You're not supposed to wear ankle or wrist weights. It puts too much stress on your joints/bones.

Invest in a good weighted vest instead.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:51:39 PM
I deleted my post as you clarified your usage. I don't suggest ankle weights. They really mess with your form and can cause problems. I don't know who suggested this to you, but it's not the best advice.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:57:07 PM
okay, thanks for the tips!




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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:12:41 PM
Definitely bad advice there, unless you want to cause yourself ankle/knee/hip, and or back problems. Using them for specific exercises, fine. All the time wearing? no.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:43:19 PM
Why do ankle weight the only ones that us them are old people and people thinking they are doing some good. they really do not do much good. Just hit the gym and do a killer work out. no need for them.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:12:15 PM
I found out years ago that ankle weights should only be worn above the knees. BE VERY CAREFUL with ankle/leg weights!! I think back to my high school (Jane Fonda days) where I'd excessively wear 10 lb leg weights for hours, hoping to burn just a few more calories! Ugh! It could mess up your ankles and joints down the line.


Yes, I was told it would be a good idea to add light weights to my ankles while I walk.
This is EXACTLY what I meant! You should never wear weights while doing anything aerobic. They're only meant for stretching/resistance work.









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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:27:31 PM
Got it! Thanks. I'll be returning the sucky ones and not buying anymore.




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