COMES IN A PAIR: 2 ankle weight straps with adjustable weights each weighing 2.5 lbs
ADJUSTABLE WEIGHTS: 5 individual sand-filled bags of weight secured in individual pouches, weights can be adjusted from 1 to 5lbs for increased resistance
EASY TO ADJUST: Self-gripping Velcro closure for easy removal or great fit for ankles and wrists
QUALITY & COMFORT: Adjustable metal D-ring double-strap Velcro closure system, padded and non-abrasive lining for comfort
PERFECT FOR FITNESS & REHABILITATION: Add more resistance, used to increase upper or lower body strength, rehabilitate muscles, improve balance, and coordination for physical therapy, home workouts, walking, jogging, cross-training and fitness routines
★ TONE & TIGHTEN: these 2LB ankle weights (x2) can help you tone and tighten your body. Targeting your legs and glutes by adding extra resistance. Suitable to wear whilst working out, running and walking. Add to cart today to begin your journey to a toned body in 48 hours with Amazon Prime!
★ FREE BONUS GIFTS: each purchase includes 3 incredible extras. ➀ Mesh Storage Bag (value: $5), ➁ E-Book: 100 Ankle Weight Exercises for a Toned Body (value: $25, sent via email), ➂ Lifetime Full Refund/Replacement Guarantee.
★ SNUG FIT: extra-long leg weights, velcro and strap ensures the exercise weights will stay secured. No more loose ankle weights during weight training and running!
★ MAXIMUM COMFORT: Fitnessery ankle weights adjustable are constructed from premium anti-chafing neoprene fabric. This workout equipment for women are divided into 8 perfect parts for 360 degrees equal weight distribution around your ankles or wrists.
★ ROCK SOLID DURABILITY: this home exercise equipment was engineered using reinforced double stitching technology, and silver reflective trim for evening outdoor workouts.
★ BEST IN QUALITY - Our remarkable cuffs are padded above the competition, keeping you focused on your form, and toning those glutes to perfection. These are Best In Class! Go on, compare us. No wonder our Ankle Weights are standard equipment for Victoria Secret Angels!
★ THE NEXT LEVEL - Increase resistance, and you increase your fitness gains! Weighted at 5lb, our Ankle Weights will offer a challenge for a more advanced level of your workouts! Combining unbeatable comfort with an enduring design, we help you get from zero to hero faster by adding just the right amount of resistance for your home gym routines!
★ EVERYWHERE YOU ARE - Whether it's a brisk jog on your lunch break, or a mean Pilates session on Saturday, PINC Active Ankle Weights are up to the task and easy to take with you. So, when you need a little extra challenge, we're here to make sure you're getting healthier and stronger!
★ SNUG AS A BUG - You don't have to worry about flipping as our sure stay grip keeps our weights perfectly positioned on your ankles without you having to endure the constant adjustments that some of the other cuffs need.
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Weight Set Available: [regular weight] Blue - 4 lbs pair (2 lbs each). Dimension: 11.42" x 3.94"
Premium Quality: Made with durable mercerized cotton for exercise, and moisture absorbing material inside, soft, breathable and comfortable to wear.
Easy to Use: Adjustable strap closure for loosening and tightening to ensure a customized fit to your ankles, snug and secure, take seconds to put on and take off.
Workout & Fitness: Filled with the iron shot, add more resistance to your daily workout. Strengthen your legs, burn calories and fat, tone your lower-body muscles. Offer versatility (such as raise and leg lift).
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Review: These Nike wrist weights are functional and sport a fresh design.
They have a completely different shape from other wrist weights and do not use straps to secure and adjust. They stay secure using Velcro, but the connection stay up front, while the weight stays back.
Moisture wicking Dri fit liner.
Will not spin around wrist, stays in place.
Most comfortable wrist weights available.
Cost a little extra than most other weights.
Nike hit a home run with this novel, comfortable, practical design. Way to think outside the box Nike!
Review: This set of ankle weights by Gaiam offers 2.5 lbs for each ankle, offering just the right amount of resistance for floor work and resistance.
Uses no annoying straps, the weight itself has the Velcro built in.
Soft fabric, no digging or chafing problems.
Very comfortable and secure, won’t twist and turn.
Only one weight increment available, 2.5 lbs for each ankle, or 5 lbs for the set of 2.
Easily one of the most comfortable ankle weights on the market. Our choice for best ankle weights for women.
What is the Story with Ankle Weights? The Best and Worst Ways to Use Them
Ankle weights have been around for a while. It used to be, a doctor or physician may have prescribed them to add a little resistance and challenge to a sedentary persons walking routine.
Are wrist and ankle weights good for you?
These days, however, many doctors and sports professionals are shying away from prescribing the ankle weights for walking or running due to wear, tear and possible injury to joints and tendons that may occur with repetitive motion like walking for an hour. (resource)
But let’s not throw out the baby with the bath water!
While ankle weight may not be good for long periods of repetitive motion, they do have quite a bit of utility.
They are great for stationary exercises, improving performance on HIIT and CrossFit movements and so much more.
We will discuss the best ankle weight exercises in a minute, but first…
Should You Use Ankle Weights?
Ankle weights, when used properly, are intended to make activities you are already engaging in, more challenging.
So, if you find that burpees, box jumps, leg lifts, extensions and raises ect hold no more challenge, by all means, pick up a pair.
Sometimes ankle weights are appropriate for beginners. It depends on the fitness level of the individual and the exercise they are performing.
In addition to that, ankle weights can be used as dumbbells in a pinch, so it may be handy to have a pair available. They are quite versatile.
The ankle weight debate: The controversy get’s real with Rock Lee.
Some of the Best Ankle Weight Exercises
There are some pretty awesome uses for ankle weights, and the variety is limited only by your imagination.
The Butt Lift Workout
Ankle weights are a great way to shape, tone and “roundify” the butt or glutes. For a bikini ready body, ankle weights are a girl’s secret weapon.
But ankle weights are not just for Bikini models, they are good for all kinds of athletes.
Ankle weights can help your jump performance.
Improve Vertical Jump Height
In this video A.J. demonstrates how ankle weights are used to improve vertical jump height, and offers a suggested routine.
Ankle weights have a place I many martial arts and fighting sports training.
Muay Tai – using a moderate weight can benefit your kick performance.
Boxing – Trainers recommend lower weights (3 to 5 lbs), used in or around the hands during drills.
Soccer – soccer agility movements like dribbling, step overs, and the speed of other skill moves.
Ankle weights are perfect for strengthening the core.
Some exercises you can do with ankle weights:
High Knee Kicks – lift your knee to your chest, alternating legs.
Burpees – bend into a squat, place your hands on the floor in front of you, jump, moving your legs about a meter back. Jump your legs forward, maintaining your hands on the ground. Move into a standing position, raising your hands above your head, and jump. Whew. That was hard just to type!
Fun Fact: You burn between 1 to 2 calories per Burpees.
Hip Extensions – get down and lift one leg at a time, extending it completely.
Mountain Climbers – get on your hands and toes, bring your knee to your chest and alternate legs in a sort of running movement.
Side leg lift – stand and lift the leg perpendicular to your body.
Crossed Leg lift – place your foot over your knee and lift your leg pointing your foot towards the ceiling.
Bicycle. (do not use ankle weights on a real bicycle) Lay on your back, lift your legs, and move them similar to pedaling a bike. This works the core big time, especially with ankle weights.
Ankle Weights Pros and Cons
Good for stationary exercises, agility movements, footwork, kicks etc.
Can be used as small hand weights if standard dumbbells are not available.
Hands free way to add extra weight during your workout routine.
Portable and easy to store away.
Good for rehabilitation and muscle training of injured or elderly.
Not good for long periods of walking, or running.
Prolonged repetitive movement plus unnatural weight placement place stress on joints and ligaments.
What are the Different Types of Ankle Weights
There are a few brands that make an adjustable ankle weight. These have rods or bars that sit in pockets on the weight and can be removed to customize how heavy the weight is.
This is the most common type of ankle weigh. It has a Velcro strap that threads thru a metal D ring or square loop.
While these are the most popular and are known to fit both large and small ankles, their downfall is the strap may chafe or scratch an exposed ankle.
These weights incorporate the Velcro into the body of the weight, eliminating the need for a strap.
These are great, but a common limitation is size. They tend to, as a group, run small and may not fit people with really large or swollen ankles.
These are my favorite style of ankle weight and in my opinion, the best ankle weights for exercise.
What to Lookout for When Choosing the Best Pair of Ankle Weights
Material – look for fabric that is durable and wicks sweat and perspiration. Another nice feature, if you plan to use the weights outside, is reflective material incorporated into the weight.
Style – As stated above, there are three styles-adjustable, Velcro strap and Velcro body style. Choose what is best for our needs.
Remember, adjustable ankle weights with removable weights means you can increase weight without buying a new pair of weights.
The Velcro strap weights are good for those with very large or swollen ankles.
The Velcro body ankle weights are the most comfortable, but do not always accommodate large or swollen ankles.
Waterproof – Pool Use – if you plan to use the weights for water or pool activities look for a waterproof brand.
You cannot use regular ankle weights as the metal parts may rust and the sand inside will retain water for a long time and may not dry between use.
Ankle and Wrist Weight FAQs
What muscles do ankle weights help or work while you walk?
If you are wearing ankle weights while walking, expect to feel the burn in your Hamstrings Quads and glutes. Plus using ankle weights while walking works your heart just a little more due to having to move a heavier load.
How long should you wear ankle weights?
Ankle weights should not be worn all day long because they do cause strain on the joints if worn for that long.
During a workout or while running errands or cleaning the house is not long enough to cause damage, but more than a few hours is too long according to Terry Downy, a Physical Therapist.
Do ankle weights make you run faster?
If you train with weights on your ankles be sure to limit the time. Too much can cause joint problems.
If you train using ankle weights, you will pick up speed once the weights are off.
Ankle weights are better for walking, yoga, floor exercises, plyometrics and other strengthening and toning work. If you want to add resistance to your run, try weighted vests.
Do ankle weights help you grow taller?
I searched and searched for a credible answer to this question and could not find support for the idea that ankle weights increase height or that ankle weights can help make you taller.
Even if ankle weights did stretch your legs a bit, the increase in height would be small and temporary.
Can ankle weights increase your vertical jump?
Yes! A Vertical jump, like a box jump using a plyo box depends on using explosive strength to propel you up onto the box from a standing position.
The weights serve to strengthen the muscles you use while you jump. Once the weights are removed, you have incrementally more power and can jump just a little higher.
In this instance, the weights act as resistance for your plyometric move.
Do ankle weights help you lose weight?
Like any resistance training or exercise, ankle weights can be a tool to help you lose weight. Keep in mind, weight loss is about 20 percent dependent on physical activity and 80 % what you eat.
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