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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

confused about weight gain
Updated 12/18/2014 1:36:06 PM

I am confused and I am hoping someone can help me out... I have gained roughly 10 pounds (give or take) from my lowest weight. For a long time, I was holding steady in the 123-125 range and now I am in the 133-135 range. My jeans that fit...  Read more

Hi everybody,,,Anyone lost weight with the vibrati
Updated 12/16/2014 12:16:56 PM

Hi everybody,,,Anyone lost weight with the vibration plates ?...  Read more

I have already started losing weight, but I need s
Updated 12/16/2014 11:40:56 AM

I have already started losing weight, but I need someone to hold me accountable. I am looking to lose 120 pound by the summer of 2016 in order to weigh 100. I am also looking for someone between the ages of 18-23. Message me if you are interested! :)...  Read more

i know those height to weight conversion charts ar
Updated 12/18/2014 3:41:26 PM

i know those height to weight conversion charts are just a suggestion of a good weight for you but I thought it was ridiculous that the one I was looking at said as low as 97 would be healthy for my height.. I'm 5'2 so not THAT short lol...  Read more

Hey all needing some advice. About weight loss and
Updated 12/17/2014 1:20:21 AM

Hey all needing some advice. About weight loss and friends...  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