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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

Weight loss
Updated 7/29/2015 11:24:54 AM

So I'll be 16 in February and I weigh 123.4, I'm 5 foot and 3 inches I think. I really want to be 110 pounds but I'm not sure if that's healthy for my age. As much as I want to be healthier and lose weight, I can't stay motivated and I'm picky and do...  Read more

I started by on my weight loss journey on yesterda
Updated 7/28/2015 3:29:35 PM

I started by on my weight loss journey on yesterday & I did very well. So far today I'm doing great. I have a cruise in October & want to lose at least 8lbs a month which is 2lbs per week (normal weekly weight loss). However, my issue is exercising...  Read more

hello. need to change my way of losing the weight.
Updated 7/28/2015 4:01:08 PM

hello. need to change my way of losing the weight. i changed my mind set to getting healthy. I crave sweets and carbs. the sweet carbs. motivated and commited. on day 2 of my new journey....  Read more

I need to get started back on the path to weight l
Updated 7/28/2015 4:18:37 PM

I need to get started back on the path to weight loss. In 2008 I lost 100lbs thanks to lapband surgery. After getting pregnant in 2009 ive gained it all back and plus some. I need help getting going again....  Read more

Hello! I'm 32 looking to lose weight for my weddi
Updated 7/29/2015 2:27:03 PM

Hello! I'm 32 looking to lose weight for my wedding next June! I have about 55 lbs to go. I used to be an avid runner and I loved lifting, but I've had several back surgeries that led to weight gain. I'm looking for people to stay motivated with!...  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