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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

Are calories adjusted as I lose weight?
Updated 9/16/2014 10:04:24 AM

Does ST automatically adjust my daily calorie, carbs, protein and fat allowances as I report weight loss?...  Read more

Need a weight loss buddy
Updated 9/18/2014 9:31:42 PM

Hi I feel kind of uncomfortable talking about myself because I have been on so many weight programs, I feel like there is nothing more to say about it. However, I feel that I have kept this weight on because I have always felt guilty for hurting s...  Read more

PRO'S and Con's to weight loss surgery
Updated 9/15/2014 7:01:28 PM

Fifty one frustrated and have the thirsty for losing weight with no motivation! Does that make any sense? Sorry for the whole negative nellie thing but I'm pretty much reaching out for help advice. I really would like for anyone to provide knowledge...  Read more

why don't I build up strength with weights?
Updated 9/19/2014 1:27:04 PM

Over the years I've tried weight programs. Each time I start out fine, then add a little weight, and am sore... try adding more weight after a few weeks and feel even worse... and finally give up. I've NEVER felt stronger and stronger over time....  Read more

Decided to try this..I've tried many weight loss t
Updated 9/15/2014 11:12:55 AM

Decided to try this..I've tried many weight loss things and can never seem.to stick with them.or they don't.work...so figured to give this a try...  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