Ankle weights

Discussion in 'Training' started by CraveMuscle, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. CraveMuscle

    CraveMuscle Active Member

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    no, not for me :bitch:

    I met a woman at the gym who might be a potential client. she was telling me about how she is trying to get back in the gym and regain strength and muscle after a long lay off from surgery.

    she bought ankle weights b/c someone at a store told her they would help rebuild leg mass. I didn't say anything, but if I train her, I would like to bring it up.

    so, question is, do they have any purpose? I think they're idiotic, but I'd like to have a reason for my negativity and hesitation when I talk to her.

    thoughts?
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2006
  2. strongchick

    strongchick Well-Known Member

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    Purpose: joint strain.

    How can 2 extra pounds on your ankles REALLY make a hell of a difference in weight training. It can't.
     
  3. Jenny

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    But raising 2 soup cans over your head for 8 reps will keep you "toned" nicely and keep you from bulking!
     
  4. smiles:)

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    When you are making the transition from say 15 to 20 pound DBs it may be too much at once. Strapping them on your wrists while you transition might be a way to use 1 -3 pounders.
     
  5. fit_girlFL

    fit_girlFL trishaliscious

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    I had a trainer who wanted me to wear them while I walked on the treadmill. :bitch:


    He wasn't my trainer for very long after he brought that idea up. :finger:
     
  6. strongchick

    strongchick Well-Known Member

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    Gotta add that to my program....
     
  7. jaleena

    jaleena Banned

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    I've done this. But not at the gym...I'm not that brave :lol:
     
  8. Iron Will

    Iron Will Because I'm Awesome Thats Why.

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    I'll have to add these to my eliptical program. :lol:
     
  9. Pinky

    Pinky MIA

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    Not that I have any specific training to justify this comment, but I think they are useless. I have had (as in past tense) boots that weighed like 2lbs. Remember the platform comeback?
     
  10. CraveMuscle

    CraveMuscle Active Member

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    just ankle? or joint strain in general - like the knee/rest of foot?

    I think she told me that she was wearing them around - and not just at the gym - :shock:
     
  11. jaleena

    jaleena Banned

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    My work bought me steel-toes. They're heavy. :shrug:
     
  12. Pinky

    Pinky MIA

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    And I bet your quads are nice and toned now hey?
     
  13. jaleena

    jaleena Banned

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    No, I'm way too porky to be toned. But I could probably juggle a girl that would call herself "toned." :lol:
     
  14. demille

    demille Feeling lost....

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    I had ankle weights for rehab after my spinal surgery....but i was so weak at first just lifting my leg was a challenge. Aside from rehab, not sure where they would fit in for a workout.
     
  15. smuggie

    smuggie Maureen aka Mo

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    I wear ankle weights when I do glute kickbacks.
     
  16. icebabe

    icebabe Active Member

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    I wear ankle weights -they are great, when I'm diving in a dry suit and want to stop my feet going above me head!
     
  17. accismus

    accismus Active Member

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    I read somewhere that wrist and ankle weights during cardio can raise blood pressure, as well as cause joint strain.
     
  18. Ecala

    Ecala Banned

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    I strap them on to do (Roman Chair) leg raises. Gives a killer squeeze on the abs.
     
  19. KatieB

    KatieB Fake It Until You Make It

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    I honestly didn't even know they made those anymore lol.
     
  20. Blondell

    Blondell Former Postwhore

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    Ankle weights are hot! My dream guy MUST use them. :love:
     
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