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Ankle Weight Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ankle Weight Exercises.

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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

Quick and Easy Stretching Routine

When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never...  Read more

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

How to Use the Stationary Bike

If you’ve never tried a stationary bike, you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stationary bike is a low-impact option that's easy on your joints. Types of Bikes...  Read more

I haven't been able to exercise for two days now due to a sore back. I took two Advil PM last night
Updated 8/24/2016 11:35:34 PM

I haven't been able to exercise for two days now due to a sore back. I took two Advil PM last night to help me sleep. When I weighed this morning I had lost two pound, probably because I wasn't up all night snacking....  Read more

So, I don't own a scale. I have a LOT of weight to
Updated 8/24/2016 11:41:41 PM

So, I don't own a scale. I have a LOT of weight to lose. I'm thinking of getting one after I drop 5 sizes. Thoughts?...  Read more

#motivation. I have been to relaxed about what I'm eating and my exercise. Started off with a bang a
Updated 8/24/2016 11:47:30 PM

#motivation. I have been to relaxed about what I'm eating and my exercise. Started off with a bang and now it's just overwhelming. Been helping my friend move out of her place every night and been feeling really run down over the last few days. Help!...  Read more

Starting again. Its been awhile. Hope i can stick with it this time. Current weight 168; goal weight
Updated 8/24/2016 9:40:07 PM

Starting again. Its been awhile. Hope i can stick with it this time. Current weight 168; goal weight 140....  Read more

Today I went to the weight loss center for a check
Updated 8/24/2016 10:30:33 PM

Today I went to the weight loss center for a check up. I told them I was using Spark People and my nurse and dietician praised spark people. Made me feel good to be part of this community! #motivated...  Read more

disability and exercising

If you are disabled it is very hard to exercise so what I did was buy two one pound weights dumbbells and some 2 pound ankle weights and wear the weights on my ankles all day so that even when I get up tp use the bathroom I am exercising....  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