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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

Trying gain weight so what food is good for that I
Updated 5/2/2016 7:02:42 PM

Trying gain weight so what food is good for that I need 3000 or more calories per day since I'm very active...  Read more

Got a reminder to do a weight in...I guess this me
Updated 5/2/2016 6:06:47 PM

Got a reminder to do a weight in...I guess this means I should buy a scale. Ugh i don't like standing on scales 😒...  Read more

I'm a type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump trying to lose weight. It's hard because I feel like I'm co
Updated 5/2/2016 6:58:13 PM

I'm a type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump trying to lose weight. It's hard because I feel like I'm constantly chasing a low because I've eaten too little or chasing a high because I corrected a low. Any other type 1s here?...  Read more

Losing Weight to Get Pregnant
Updated 5/2/2016 7:18:34 PM

Hello! I am new here, I am embarking on a weight loss adventure at the advice of my doctor. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant with no results. The only thing the OBGYN could recommend is to lose some weight. I've always struggled with weigh...  Read more

Anyone working on losing weight for an upcoming wedding or event? Could use friends that are going t
Updated 5/4/2016 2:34:01 PM

Anyone working on losing weight for an upcoming wedding or event? Could use friends that are going through the same. P.s. Lost 13 so far and looking to lose another 45...  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