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Old 05-21-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
Mark Mulvahill
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Ankle Weights

Can anyone please direct me to some good ankle weights? I know weighted vests are a hot topic here, I figured the same manufactures would have ankle weights as well.

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Old 05-22-2008, 10:29 AM   #2
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Re: Ankle Weights

I got some generic blue ones from K-Mart over a year ago, 10# max each ankle... I forget how much they cost... It was high, but it wasn't too much. Good for hanging leg raises, L-pull-ups, etc. Don't even think about it for running, box jumps, etc.

Another odd thought I just had is that if you wear ankle weights, you can "pull" yourself down faster while doing air squats... Maybe you can even hit 30 reps in Tabata with them...
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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Re: Ankle Weights

thanks for the info! I am actually using them for soccer training and will be running in them so maybe I'll go with a little lighter weights.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:45 PM   #4
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Re: Ankle Weights

Patrick,
Isaac Newton seems to discount your theory that leg weights would help you gain reps in a tabata by "pulling" you down faster.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/lin...e/gravity.html

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Old 05-23-2008, 05:38 AM   #5
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Re: Ankle Weights

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thanks for the info! I am actually using them for soccer training and will be running in them so maybe I'll go with a little lighter weights.
Mark,
Speaking from experience, running with ankle weights is a very quick
way to achieve knee instability. Stick with a weighted vest and start
light, stay on flat surfaces and straight line movements.
A close friend, a physician that trains pro athletes, gave me a very
hard "stupid slap" when I told him I once used ankle weights to run in.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:09 PM   #6
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Re: Ankle Weights

Re: Doug
Nice try, but wrong.


Read what I said a second time.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:23 PM   #7
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Re: Ankle Weights

I would agree with Frank, my Dad used to warn me about how they were horrible for your knees. I do actually own a pair that I tie together and use as a weight belt, I got them from Target.
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