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Doctor insights on: How To Get Your Cheer Jumps Higher Using Ankle Weights

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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Does using ankle weights while sprinting to train make you run faster?

Maybe: The weights help to build up and develop the muscles of ankle and calves which could lead to faster running. ...Read more

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Are ankle weights beneficial?

Are ankle weights beneficial?

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

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Heard ankle weights are risky. Why?

Heard ankle weights are risky. Why?

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

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Are ankle weights bad for your body?

Are ankle weights bad for your body?

No: As long as you use them properly and do not use too more weight than you can handle. ...Read more

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Does ankle weights can reduce growth?

Does ankle weights can reduce growth?

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

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What's good to use other than ankle weights?

What's good to use other than ankle weights?

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

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What are the pros and cons of wearing ankle weights?

What are the pros and cons of wearing ankle weights?

Don't walk with them: Ankle weights are only of benefit with certain specific strengthening exercises otherwise they can cause strains & tendinitis if used when walking or running. ...Read more

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Which products sells heavy ankle weights that are small?

See below: You would be best to check at your local sporting goods store. ...Read more

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Does wearing ankle weights the whole day (healthy body) ok?

Does wearing ankle weights the whole day (healthy body) ok?

Sure: Unless it irritates you ankle's skin or tendons by chaffing. Some times it could put undo torque/strain on your knee (s).It could theoretically cause a stress fracture but then again so could gaining weight. ...Read more

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If you where ankle weights what are the negatives and positives of wearing them?

If you where ankle weights what are the negatives and positives of wearing them?

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

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Can ankle weights increase height?

Can ankle weights increase height?

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

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Is it ok to use Ankle weights during running?

Is it ok to use Ankle weights during running?

Not the safest: Alan,

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

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Are ankle weights bad for joints?

Are ankle weights bad for joints?

Not necessarily: But what are you hoping to accomplish? There is little to gain from this in my opinion. ...Read more

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What are some exercises with ankle weights that will strenghten my knee and not hurt it?

What are some exercises with ankle weights that will strenghten my knee and not hurt it?

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

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