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Ankle Weight Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ankle Weight Training.

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6 Essential Variables in Weight Training

Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete. By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe...  Read more

Exercising with a Stability Ball

A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and...  Read more

How to Use the Seated Calf Raise Machine

In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles. The Setup Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang...  Read more

How to Use the Leg Extension Machine

In this exercise, movement will come from the knees. The Setup Sit on the chair and place your feet behind the foot pads, which should make contact with your lower shin, just above your ankles. Adjust the seat so that the back of your legs lie...  Read more

Do I need to adjust my calories as I lose weight or does it automatically adjust when I enter my wei
Updated 3/28/2015 10:43:30 PM

Do I need to adjust my calories as I lose weight or does it automatically adjust when I enter my weight each week?...  Read more

Hi, I'm Sarah, 38. Just starting my weight loss jo
Updated 3/28/2015 9:28:09 PM

Hi, I'm Sarah, 38. Just starting my weight loss journey. Well, I've lost and gained many times. I'm hoping to find support this time. I am 228 and would like to go to 125, so over 100 lbs. Would love new friends. Thanks....  Read more

losing weight and female hormones
Updated 3/28/2015 9:44:28 PM

I heard recently on a youtube video that its harder for women to lose weight, and to overcome plateaus because women have periods, and our hormones fluctuate soooo much. Is this true? Doesn't it have that much of an affect on health and weight...  Read more

I'm working towards weight loss. Haven't done much
Updated 3/28/2015 3:18:40 PM

I'm working towards weight loss. Haven't done much with weights but I swim twice a week and treadmill for an hour five days a week. Is it better to add weights later on our should they be incorporated when beginning?...  Read more

Weight in day and once again disappointed. Back u
Updated 3/28/2015 2:37:18 PM

Weight in day and once again disappointed. Back up .4 lbs. Can't seem to lose anything. :(...  Read more

Avoid Ankle weights, use a weighted vest instead

Instead of using weights on your extremities, increase your intensity - either go faster, or use incline and interval training to increase the intensity of your workouts. If you need to add weights, consider a weighted vest. You will suffer fewer i...  Read more

Wii fit!

Put ankle weights and arm weights before playing wii fit, not only do you get the benefit of being active on something really fun -- but the added resistance from the ankle weights and arm weights burns more calories!...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

You Asked: ''Is It Safe to Wear Wrist or Ankle Weights While Walking or Exercising?''

SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t...  Read more

6 Calf Exercises for More Shapely Legs

Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t...  Read more