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Are Ankle Weights Bad For Kids
They can be: I personally do not like ankle weight. I prefer to "closed chain exercises." these involve exercises like partial squats, lunges that promote strength of the entire extremity and promote core and balance training as well. There is nothing wrong with ankle weights but I prefer using the whole body and get more bang for the buck. ...Read more
Wear and Tear: I think adding weight to the lower extremity (which is already bearing the entire body weight) is increasing wear and tear on the joints. Also additional pressure would be applied to the neurovascular structures on the inside of the ankle which could cut off circulation and increase the likelihood of tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
Normal use=normal: Very interesting question! Ankle weights should not reduce growth under normal use. Any limitation of growth its due to either mechanical injury of the growth plate or hormonal change. Fracture of the growth plate can arrest and limit growth of the involved area. Proper use under the proper amount of time is key. Any strengthening exercises should be done by proper form. ...Read more
Ankle weights: Cheaper: can of soup in a plastic grocery bag to do leg lift exercises. Also, roll ankle on a basketball/soccer ball. Write the letters of the alphabet with your toes. Do heel and toe rises on steps, while holding onto railing. ...Read more
See below: You would be best to check at your local sporting goods store. ...Read more
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Weighs: Unfortunately you can't grow by putting ankle weights on daily. ...Read more
Ur back pain: Depends on how old you are and how heavy and how long your wear the weights. Can contribute to injury and arthritis of ankles, knees and hips. Anything that causes you to move with an abnormal gait can cause or aggravate back pain. The positive is that your feet will feel lighter for a few minutes after you take them off. Not worth it from risk benefit stand point as far as a training aid.. ...Read more
I do not: Recommend ankle weights. You are better off with a weight vest. ...Read more
No: Using ankle weights does not change a person's height. If a person is short, and is still a child, she can discuss the issue with her doctor at her annual check-ups, to see if there is a medical problem that is causing her shortness. If no medical problem, then her shortness is genetic and she can adapt to her height, not let it weigh her down. ...Read more
Not the safest:
Ankle weights can throw off your biomechanics, leading to lower leg injury. If you want to increase your weight while running to increase your fitness, try a weighted vest instead. It distributes the weight better, lowering the likelihood of injury. Hope this helps! ...Read more
No Ankle Weights!: Do not use ankle weights. You are better off doing non-weight-bearing machine exercises such as leg extensions and incline leg presses that work the quadriceps (thigh) muscle groups to strengthen the knee. ...Read more
What should I do to get big calves with ankle weights or anyways that will help me get big calves?
Toe raises: Do a series of toe raises with weight across your shoulder or use a resistive machine. ...Read more
What to do if I have a pair of 1kg ankle weights. I do my workout (squats, calf raises, wall sitters etc.) how cn I utilze my?
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What do you recommend if I have a pair of 1kg ankle weights. I do my workout (squats, calf raises, wall sitters etc.) how cn I utilze my?
What are: You trying to achieve a better discription will lead to better answer. ...Read more
I have patellofemoral syndrome on my right knee. How do you recommend I fix this? What stretches and workouts? And u recommend ankle weights?
Conservative approach initially with relative rest, considering a temporary change to low impact activity, physical therapy with quadriceps strengthening, assesing your footwear (orthotics otc or custom) and possibly icing after activity.
Treatment should be individualized based on physical exam - may involve physical therapy with stretching of the hip, iliotibial band, hamstring and calves. ...Read more
Is Parachute Training safe for knees/back? I have seen that ankle weights are not advised for running. Are parachutes ok or unneeded stress as well?
Safe if U have no..: ...knee or back issues. Also if U try it & it is painful, try something else. ...Read more
Is it normal for there to be pressure on forehead after exercising? I was doing ankle weights in edge of bed. It's subsides after resting.
Clenching???: You could be clenching down on your teeth when using the weights. Hard to really tell unless there is some sinus issue with moving of the head/neck ...Read more
Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?
Probably yes.: Although I am unaware of a study of this, it makes sense and merits a formal study; many bedridden people might benefit from this idea. The exercise likely would not only help prevent weakness, but also help prevent venous blood clots. ...Read more
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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I have knee, calf and foot pain with no trauma or injury to my leg. Onset was sudde My leg feels heavy as if I were wearing ankle weights.
Immediate Care....: You might be a great candidate for the formation of a clot in your leg. No injury is needed and the symptoms can vary. Whenever the calf is involved, your safest bet is to have it checked out asap. A failure to identify and treat this possibility could be disastrous. ...Read more
Do micro fractures in shin bone really increase height on recovery if they are created for a long time using ankle weights? 18 male, still growing.
It is uncommon for an 18 year old to continue growing but it does happen sometimes.
More likely is that the amount of bone will increase with little increase in height.
Micro-fractures in your shin bone (s) are important and needs evaluation and care. Keep the ankle weights off for now. ...Read more
I use an elliptical for cardio yesterday and did a leg weight training session. Should I use the elliptical today for cardio?
Yes-: You should try and do cardio workout for a half hour or more most days of the week. ...Read more
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