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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 but be careful: If you carry too much weight you can hurt your knees. I wold be more concerned with you hurting your knees than your ankles... ...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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