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Ankle Weight Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ankle Weight Training.

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 7/24/2014 10:52:51 PM

I HAD to come back to this place after a couple yrs. I have to get whipped into shape. I am very desperate. I have a very doable homework assignment from my doctor. I got to lose 6 lbs by Oct 14. I know I can do it. I have done it before. If I got mo...  Read more

Low calories to lose weight?
Updated 7/25/2014 5:19:26 PM

I used to eat 3000 calories to 4000 but I have cut back to eating atleast 1800-1900 calories and I also do 35minutes of insanity cardio want to lose weight before I turn 17 will this work?...  Read more

Losing weight without any effort....
Updated 7/23/2014 3:20:46 PM

A loud groan should've emanated from your brain after reading the title, lol! I think this is a subject that can't be discussed about enough and that is the pursuit of losing weight via SHORT CUT! Why, WHY do folks come here in search of a...  Read more

Trying to lose this weight before my 40th!
Updated 7/22/2014 8:25:34 PM

Hi. I am posting because I want to get connected. I am not very motivated to lose weight right now. I want to, but I keep eating too much. So, I am tracking my food and exercise. OK, just tracking my breakfast! Today it was too big! 1000 calories +....  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

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  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