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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

No Need to Stretch the Truth about Resistance Bands

You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b...  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

Ever since i started my weight loss journey, ive b
Updated 7/24/2016 12:20:03 AM

Ever since i started my weight loss journey, ive been more hungry, mostly at night. And i cant get any sleep or lose any weight. Usually for dinner, i eat rice and try to avoid meat, ate mostly vegetables. Is something wrong? #help...  Read more

Your attitude toward weight loss can make you or b
Updated 7/22/2016 7:48:20 PM

Your attitude toward weight loss can make you or break you. So what's it going to be?...  Read more

I'm excited to be in this journey. I'm tracking calories to gain weight healthy , I work for a healt
Updated 7/22/2016 8:24:58 PM

I'm excited to be in this journey. I'm tracking calories to gain weight healthy , I work for a health and wellness company...  Read more

Our biggest joke in our house: I'm losing weight a
Updated 7/22/2016 4:31:22 PM

Our biggest joke in our house: I'm losing weight and my hubby is finding it....  Read more

Getting a scale monday so I can track my weight. C
Updated 7/22/2016 4:02:53 PM

Getting a scale monday so I can track my weight. Current 170, goal 130...  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